DIY Cereal

Sometimes I just get tired of reading labels, looking over every single ingredient, and calculating nutrition facts.  When I get frustrated trying to find foods without added sugar or certain ingredients, I usually retreat to my kitchen. In this busy world, I still try to make as many things at home that I can.  This way I know exactly what is in the foods I am eating, and if I want to avoid certain ingredients - I can!

Breakfast is usually the most challenging meal for people, as we are bombarded with sugary cereals or just plain old refined carbohydrates that leave you hungry an hour later. While I do love some hearty oatmeal, once that summer sun hits I just can't bear eating oatmeal for breakfast. Thus - this do-it-yourself cereal was born!

 

DIY Cereal

1/3 cup oatmeal (large flake)
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp brown rice puffs
1 tbsp coconut (shredded or flakes)
1 tbsp flaxseed (ground)
1-2 tsp raisins
1/3 cup blueberries

Mix all of the ingredients together in a
wide-mouth mason jar or glass bowel and add 1/2 cup of almond milk when ready to eat.
Mix and match ingredients as you like. You can substitute in sunflower seeds, walnuts, chia seeds, hemp hearts, dried cranberries or other fruits as you desire. The above is a single serving, so you can increase the amounts depending on the size of batch you want to make. I like to make enough for a week in mason jars and keep them in the fridge for a quick and easy weekday breakfast!