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As a kid, I spent my mornings watching cartoons munching on big bowl of brightly-colored, sugar-coated cereal drowning in (what was once white) milk. Although The Rugrats have been replaced by my iPad, 27 years later, I still enjoy a good bowl of cereal every morning. But this time is doesn’t come from a box with a prize inside!
I now kick start my days with a healthy bowl of this apple-based "cereal." The delicious low-calorie crisp apple fills your bowl as any toasted grain would, but these fiber-full bites don’t get soggy when topped with milk! And let’s not beat around the bush: those sweet potassium-powered bananas add even more flavor (and fiber). The dried fruit provides a nice texture, while the heart-healthy almonds give a great protein packed crunch to your bowl. And certainly no healthful breakfast is complete with out an antioxidant-rich sprinkle of cinnamon (because you know how much we love cinnamon).
Recipe: Crisp Apple and Almond "Cereal"
What You’ll Need:
1 small Granny Smith apple
½ banana, sliced (or ¼ cup banana chips)
1 tablespoon mixed dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, and/or dates)
1/4 cup almonds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup almond milk
What to Do:
- Slice apple, remove core, and dice into ½-inch pieces. Place in a cereal bowl.
- place the banana slices on top of the apple. Add dried fruit and almonds.
- Pour cold almond milk over the top, and sprinkle with cinnamon and ginger.
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