Serious Cereal

Hi guys! How are ya? Hope you’re having a lovely morning <3

Since I’ve been feasting on b-fast cookie dough cereal for a few weeks now, I thought it would be fun to do a how-to post similar to the original breakfast cookie post :)

There are two versions: Original and Raw

For the original version:

1. In a bowl, add 1/3-1/2 C oats, 1/2 scoop protein powder of choice (Sun Warrior is my fave), cinnamon, pinch of sea salt, a lil vanilla extract and some Stevia or sweetener of choice

oats

2. Mix well to combine. Add 1-2 T of your favorite nut butter and using a spoon, break up and stir until mixture resembles crumbly cookie dough.

crumbles

3. Top with at least 1 C milk of choice, and then add fun toppings. Get crazy :D I love goji berries, cacao nibs, banana, peaches, strawberries… the possibilities are endless.

cereal

4. Feast :)

 

For the raw version:

1. In a bowl, soak 1/3-1/2 C oat groats (available in the bulk section of most health food stores) overnight.

groats

2. Drain and rinse the groats, then add them to a small food processor. Pulse to break up the oat groats a bit. Add 1/2 scoop protein powder (Sun Warrior will keep the “raw” integrity of the oats), 1-2 T raw nut butter, cinnamon, pinch of sea salt and a little sweetener if you’d like. Pulse to combine.

Mixture will be crumbly:

mixture

3. Transfer mixture to a bowl and add 1 C fresh nut milk (love almond milk) and toppings of choice.

cereal

4. Feast :D

So there ya go! Please let me know if any of ya’ll try it :) It’s a perfect breakfast choice for Summer, but I can definitely see myself getting into hot oats again when the weather changes.

I’m off to do some yoga and then get back to the packing/moving beast.

See ya later today with a post on fall change/resolutions and a re-visit to the ol’ inspiration board.

xoxo,

Gina

Something to do: Last day for the Sun Warrior promo! The price is the best on the internet- $35 for a container (which is usually about $50), 2 containers for $65. *Click here* to get yo warrior on :)

Something to think:

“People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong…Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?”

-Thich Nhat Hanh

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Comments

  1. Love this, thanks for the how-to!! I can’t wait to make the original version- it sounds great! Hope you have a great Tuesday :)

  2. I had this again for breakfast today!! So good. :)

  3. I love that last quote. That kind of thinking has got me thru the last year!!

  4. Thanks for the how-to post! :)

  5. Gina,
    Are you moving out of Valdosta? Are you selling your home and being re-stationed? You mentioned you were staying with family so I wasn’t sure if your husband was being deployed or if you are being re-stationed. (not sure if that’s the right terminology!)

    • Fitnessista says:

      hey girl,
      yes, i’m moving out of valdosta. the pilot is going… elsewhere. we’re moving everything out of our condo to save $ and are probably PCSing (being sent somewhere else) when he gets back. if not, we’ll just get an apartment in valdizzy for a few months

  6. i loveee that quote! it is perfect for everything i preach about on my blog :) i’m stealing it, hope you don’t mind!!

  7. I have yet to get into the cold oats thing. Seems so weird to me!

  8. Oh! I was just making bfast cookies normally and pouring milk/toppings over it and breaking it up with a spoon. I’m dumb!

    • Fitnessista says:

      no you’re not! do they taste ok with the smashed banana in there? i was thinking the texture might be a little off with the smashed banana and the milk

    • I’ve been doing the same, minus the banana & love it! I add banana slices to the milk like traditional cereal. It’s awesome!

  9. Yum! This looks like the perfect cereal for these sweltering last days of summer we’re having.

  10. I love the breakfast cookie, I was wondering how you did it as a cereal. I can’t wait to try this!

  11. Thanks for the how-to. So do you let the oats soak or all? Aren’t they a bit hard and chewy cold like that? Or am I just not getting it–which is entirely possible.

  12. The boys love breakfast cookie in a bowl and Ethan’s teacher sent home a note about a week ago that said “Ethan tells me he eats cookies for breakfast, I know you’re healthy – can I have the recipe?”. I’m sending her here for the “how-to”. She’ll love it!

    P.S. 105degrees – it rocked my life – we went there for dinner and then again on Sunday morning for brunch before driving back to StL. There are some pics on my FB. :)

  13. Good luck with the packing! Thanks for the cereal tips! Enjoy your day!

  14. i’m excited to read your fall resolutions. as for me, i’ve resolved to commit to daily (or at least more frequent) yoga. i read somewhere (can’t remember where!) that the calming benefits of yoga increase with frequency, not necessarily duration. so instead of a couple long practices spread over the week, i’m aiming for 20 min seshes a day..

  15. mmm so delicious! i am loving sun warrior as well :) never tried goji berries though!

  16. So I read your blog this morning before breakfast and had to try your recipe! Yummy!! I think next time I’ll had the nibs, I didn’t want to go all crazy on my first try! lol Thank you for sharing!

  17. Thanks for the tutorial :)

    I think I need to make myself an inspiration board for the fall! So many things I want to accomplish but it’s all floating around in my head… need to put it in writing and get er done!

  18. love that quote…exactly what i needed to hear today :)

  19. Love that quote at the end. I always try to focus on the positive. There is always positive in anything if you look hard enough.

  20. Thanks for sharing the perfect breakfast! I think I will try that in the next couple of days-I have all the ingredients. Great quote! I think I have a very positive outlook but We all can use reminders, right? :)

  21. I’ve apparently been making *closeto* breakfast cookie dough cereal and didn’t even know it! I’ve basically just been making overnight oats, minus the yogurt + extra milk and I use about the same fixin’s:) It’s so good! I love adding cereal (Kashi heart to heart) to mine too!
    Can’t wait for my Sun Warrior to get here!!

  22. This looks delicious Gina. I love love love your bfast cookies and I love cereal…so maybe I need to try this soon!

    The quote at the bottom is great. I know I always seem to dwell on the negative in any situation. I’m working on having a more positive attitude though! Baby steps…

  23. that looks so good! and so different! I’m definitely going to have to try it!

  24. Thanks for the tutorial–I’ve been wanting to try this, but was not brave enough without a step-by-step.

    Also I love that quote. It’s much easier to focus on the negative, but much less rewarding.

  25. Hi Gina! I’ve tried your cookie dough cereal, but I slightly altered the way in which you make it (http://thepalatepeacemaker.com/2010/08/25/overnight-cookie-dough-cereal/) ! I am OBSESSED though, nonetheless. Thanks so much for posting this step-by-step how to! I’ll be making plenty more “serious cereal.”
    :)
    Desi

  26. Christina @ A Beautiful Mess says:

    I’m definitely going to make this for breakfast tomorrow, thanks for the how to!

  27. Are the regular oats soaked overnight? That was the only part I missed.

  28. Do you know if all the SW orders that were placed last time you ran the promo shipped on Monday? There’s no tracking info when I log in to Open Sky and the status just says “pending”…

    • Fitnessista says:

      yup all orders from last week shipped yesterday. if you haven’t received a confirm # by tomorrow, send me an email

  29. Love the Something to Think quote. Thank you.

  30. OMG this sound amazing right now.

  31. Ooh this sounds good! I love how there are always new bfast ideas popping up in the blog world. :D

  32. The last quote, sooooo true! Even if there ARE negatives going on in life, it’s best not to dwell on them and see the positives. Such a powerful quote and I am not usually a “quote person”..haha!

    Have a great day hon and good luck with the packing and congrats on all the opensky success. I sold something on my opensky yesterday. I was all excited. Small thrills baby, small steps….LOL

    :)

  33. So excited I just bought the combo pack. So will the orders today be shipped tomorrow?

  34. Thanks! I had this for breakfast and it was delicious. I switched it up and used some Nutella with my almond butter and it was delish!

  35. Anjeanette says:

    Food looks great! Warrior three is my favorite! Sometimes I have trouble with balance poses. I found Leeann Carey has a free yoga video that talks about a Sitting Bone/Heel Connection in standing poses that is really helpful. Thought your readers would like it: http://planetyoga.com/yoga-blogs/index.php/free-yoga-video-kps-sitting-boneheel-connection/

  36. I’m definitely going to try that recipe. Yumm!

    And that quotation is awesome! Very true! Thanks for sharing it.

    ? HefiA

  37. That sounds good, I HAVE to try it! You turned me onto the Egg Puff, so I know I’d like this too!

  38. YESSSS!! I can’t wait to try it. I’ve been eyeing all those yummy breakfasts you’ve been creating! :)

  39. Thanks for the how to! I’m a big fan of the breakfast cookie (genius) and I can’t wait to try this! :)

  40. Am very much in love with that goodness!

  41. Awesome recipe! I’m so sad that its gray/cloudy/rainy today… and for the rest of the week, cause a warm breakfast sounds perfect right now. But I guess that’s what I have to live with when I live in the Pacific Northwest.

  42. I tried the cookie dough cereal- AMAZING! I feel like I should fell guilty eating it but then there is nothing to feel guilty about because it is healthy. Plus it was quick and easy and I was in a rush this morning.

  43. I tried a Stevia product for the first time today, and I found it tasted fake, like Equal or one of those sweeteners- not my thing! I usually use turbinado sugar but wanted to try Stevia. Maybe it’s the brand I used, I bought Stevia in the raw. What brand to you use?

  44. Just tried the cookie dough cereal. I am officially obsessed! I am going out of town for the week and thinking about how I should pack all of the ingredients! :)

  45. Alison Powell says:

    Do you heat up the first version of the breakfast cookie cereal?!

  46. Hey Gina!
    Decided to finally whip this up for breakfast this morning..and i think im HOOKED!

    Thank you for sharing!

  47. Thanks for reposting this link! I’ve just recently fallen in love with overnight oats. I can’t believe how good cold oats are. I’ll have to give this a try!

  48. Okay…I know I’m kind of late in the game here…but I just made the original version this morning and it ROCKED my world! So delicious! Also, I’m a new reader and have really been enjoying your posts! Thanks for the recipe! :)

  49. Hey girl, I don’t know if you’ve tried it this way but I did this yesterday and loved it! Make bfast cookie the normal way (banana and all) and freeze. Then when you’re ready to eat, get it out of the freezer and break into chunks. Put it in a bowl and top with almond/whatever milk – so so good!

    Nic

  50. Yay to the extreme! I’ve been getting bored of my “banana bread in a bowl” cereal, but don’t feel like oatmeal. Now I know exactly what to try! You are awesomelicious!

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