Saturday, March 05, 2011

Build a Breakfast of Champions at the Co-Op

Breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day.

Luckily, The Mountain People's Co-Op offers everything you need to make a nutritious breakfast that will keep you energized and full all morning long. Best of all, the Co-Op caters to a variety of special diets: gluten-free, vegan, and lactose-intolerant friends are all welcome!

This week, consider switching up your breakfast routine to include some of the delicious, clean-eating foods available at the Co-Op:
  • A variety of oatmeal, including gluten-free varieties, steel-cut oats, instant oats, and rolled oats
  • Organic granolas
  • Dried fruit
  • All-natural nut butters
  • Various dairy-free milks (almond, soy, hemp, etc.)
  • Whole-grain and gluten-free breads
  • Vegan "butter"
  • Jams and fruit spreads
  • Fakin' Bacon (vegetarian "bacon" made of seasoned tempeh)
  • "Kid-Friendly" organic boxed cereals
Try the recipe below for vegan oatmeal...it just may give you a new reason to wake up early.

Loaded Vegan Oatmeal
(serves 1)
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup almond milk (or non-dairy milk of your choice)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP chopped, toasted walnuts (or, 1 TBSP of natural nut-butter)
  • 1 - 2 tsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped strawberries
  • Optional: more milk
Directions:
Combine the oats and the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat and cook until liquid has been absorbed and oatmeal reaches desired consistency--anywhere from 5 - 15 minutes (add more milk for a more liquid consistency). Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients. Optional: Add more milk with remaining ingredients.


1 comment:

wvdiane said...

I was just thinking today, I need to start eating oatmeal again:)