On Sunday, I made a recipe I’ve been wanting to try for awhile. Fit Fabulous Forever’s Fit and Lean Breakfast cereal.
I gave up buying commercially prepared cereals back in the spring as part of my no-sugar challenge, but every now and then still have a hankering for some.
The recipe calls for raw oats, some cinnamon, lots of nuts and unsweetened applesauce to hold it all together. The addition of Stevia or honey is optional and I chose to leave the sweeteners out. After baking in the oven, it looked like this
Doesn’t it look delish? And it
This morning I combined it with 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, a tablespoon of cashew butter (a nice change from my usual almond butter) and the most beautiful peach I’ve seen all summer. Next to raspberries, peaches are my very favorite fruit.
It tasted even better than it looks! What’s more, the skin peeled off easily, in long, wide strips, without taking any of the peach flesh with it (do you eat the fuzzy skin? or do you have to peel it off, like me?).
I was in such a hurry to eat, I almost forgot to snap a picture.
While I don’t know the calorie count for the cereal, I’m estimating that 1/4 cup serving would be somewhere in the 150-200 calorie range, given the high caloric density of the nuts. Together with yogurt, peach and nut butter, my breakfast was probably close to 400 calories. It kept me feeling full well past my morning snack time, with no cravings for something sweet between meals.
What a peachy way to start the day!
What’s your favorite summer fruit?
Have you ever made your own granola?