Thursday, September 15, 2011
Hot Coconut Flaxseed Cereal
I just got Wheat Belly in the mail from Amazon yesterday, so have started to flip through it with great interest. While I was already gluten-free before becoming Paleo, the cave man still struggles with his love of wheat. Although he obviously sticks to the plan when I cook meals for us, he has yet to give up his Ezekiel bread in the morning.
I'm hoping that if I find some choice sections of the book for him to read, it will maybe have a little influence! Of course, I tried that with The Primal Blueprint and have not had much success.
Anyway, this morning I was curious to make the Hot Coconut Flaxseed Cereal recipe from the back of the book. It's quite similar to the porridge I already make from almond meal and an egg, but I was intrigued by the large ratio of flax and coconut flakes used.
It obviously came together very quickly, and I have to say it was a satisfying take on Paleo-friendly hot cereal. I used coconut milk, raw walnut pieces and the last of the blueberries and strawberries I have on hand. Kind of makes me sad to bid adieu to summer's berries, but at least that means I can get my pumpkin on!
In terms of my review of Wheat Belly, I would highly recommend it. Dr Davis gets into advanced glycation end products, otherwise known as AGEs. While I have studied these in my nutrition program I haven't come across much information on it through my Paleo website and book reading. I think it very valuable to read up on excessive production of AGEs and all of the health problems that can rise as a result.
Since the recipe is short and sweet, and I'd love to encourage you to buy the book I thought I'd type it out. Please keep in mind I'm copying the recipe as written, I personally wouldn't recommend soy milk for a variety of reasons.
HOT COCONUT FLAXSEED CEREAL
1/2 cup coconut milk, whole dairy milk, full-fat soymilk, or unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup ground flaxseeds
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, walnut halves or raw hulled sunflower seeds
1/4 cup sliced strawberries, blueberries or other berries (optional)
Combine the milk, ground flaxseeds, coconut flakes and walnuts or sunflower seeds in a microwaveable bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Serve topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a few berries if desired.