Grain-Free Cinnamon Almond Porridge

By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

This vegan, paleo breakfast option will keep you full all morning long as it provides healthy fats, protein, fiber and many nutrients to sustain your energy levels. The almonds are a great source of protein, vitamin E, zinc, calcium, magnesium and B vitamins. One serving of this breakfast offers a whooping 9 grams of fiber, which is approximately 35 percent of your daily needs for optimum gut health. You can enjoy this breakfast bowl warm or cool.

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Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of almonds
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1 date, pit removed (optional)
  • 1/3-1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil
  • 2 tsp of chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp of ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean extract
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Process the nuts in a food processor until well chopped.
  2. Add the date and apple, and process until chopped and combined to form a crumbly mixture.
  3. Mix in the remaining ingredients and combine well.
  4. For a warmed porridge, use a small saucepan to warm over a medium heat stirring for 5 minutes.
  5. Enjoy with fresh chopped fruit, a sprinkle of nutmeg or a scoop of yogurt.

Substitutions:

Almonds – other nut of your choice

Apple – pear

Date – honey, maple syrup, stevia

Almond milk – coconut, cashew, rice, oat or any other type of milk

Coconut oil – macadamia oil

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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