Monday, February 6, 2012

Tropical Paleo Cereal

Cereal was one of the hardest things for Mr. What I Gather to give up when we switched to Paleo. He ate a bowl of cereal for breakfast in the morning and sometimes a second (and maybe third) for dinner. We bought somewhere in the range of 4-6 boxes of cereal each week...for two people! We could put down some cereal. Our switch to Paleo put an end to our cereal days, but we sometimes still crave that cereal fix. This breakfast is both healthy and you still get the satisfying crunch and sweetness of cereal.

This tropical cereal is a tasty combination of flavors, but you can really make this with any variety of fruit and nuts that you have on hand. We sometimes use almond milk in place of coconut milk, but when using coconut milk we have started buying only Trader Joe's canned coconut milk. Theirs seems to have the least added ingredients and it pours smoothly instead of getting all clumpy inside the can like some coconut milk does.

If you are making the switch to Paleo, this makes a great "transition" meal. You just might not yet ready for brussels sprouts and broccoli in the morning. It'll happen, trust me. My breakfasts look much more like dinners these days.

I hope you enjoy this delicious tropical treat and I would love to hear what kind of combinations you come up with in your own kitchen!

Tropical Paleo Cereal
Serves - 1 to 2
Prep Time - 10 minutes


-1 kiwi, chopped
-1/3 cup pineapple, chopped
-1/3 cup mango, chopped
-1/2 banana, sliced
-Handful of sunflower seeds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, or whatever you have on hand
-6 oz coconut milk
-Sprinkle of cinnamon


-Add fruit and nuts or seeds to a bowl.
-Top with coconut milk.
-Sprinkle with cinnamon.