The traditional breakfast of boiled oats, milk and the occasional spoons of sugar is a big no-no in the paleo diet. But the paleo diet isn’t about dwelling on what you can’t eat; it’s about making the best of what’s at hand and then creating something even better. For the true paleo foodie, resourcefulness is your right-hand man.
So how do you get resourceful about a breakfast made solely of grains, dairy produce and processed sweeteners— the last foods you’ll find on a paleo menu? Read on!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- 6 tablespoons warm water or coconut milk
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon raw honey or maple syrup
- Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
- Transfer to a sauce pan, and heat over a low flame until it reaches desired temperature.
And voila— A completely homemade breakfast that contains your morning dose of macronutrients and isn’t out of a tin or a cardboard box. While the lightly sweet flesh of the coconut is largely fat—albeit the easily digestible, medium-chain kind— the addition of honey and cinnamon transforms a basic bowl of coconut with fragrance and texture. In addition, both cinnamon and honey are naturally medicinal and antibacterial substances, helping you maintain a reasonable level of blood-sugar. Even the almond butter does its part as a light and flavorful protein substitute to milk.
So if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth and detox your system in one go each morning, start it with a bowl of wholesome, organic, paleo porridge.