Taking a moment at the end of the day to bring you this sweet little bit of a breakfast recipe/strategy. Sunday is Olympic Lifting day at my Crossfit box, which means one and a half hours of strength, skill and metcon work instead of the usual one. #win Without pausing for a shower(!) I headed north under the Bay for my first visit to the Berkeley gem Mission:Heirloom in time to enjoy grass-fed, organic, chemical-free (auto-immune-compliant) food, conceptualized with playful care and executed with fresh, local, inventive, seasonal ingredients.
I sat down in the cafe’s edible garden with co-owner Yrmis, Natasha of The Feisty Kitchen and Dr. Jolene Brighten (both Instagram friends turning simply friends) for a luxurious lunch. If Mission:Heirloom is the future of nourishing, sustainable eating, it’ll be a delicious one. The meal finished with giggles and a group selfie, and I can’t wait to go back for another enjoyable meal soon…
This n’oatmeal (not oatmeal) breakfast bowl recipe seems a fitting finale to my day full of fitness, fresh food and friends… not least because the basic variation is autoimmune-paleo compliant! When I want something that isn’t an egg for breakfast, I enjoy different versions of this n’oatmeal breakfast bowl because it’s quick, purty, easy, filling, sweetened only with fruit, can be served warm or cold, and is a blank canvas on which to play play PLAY with the toppings of your choice! If that doesn’t recommend it to ya, I don’t know what will. You have to be a fan of coconut, true, but if you are (and especially if your belly happens to be sensitive to grains, nuts, or eggs) then this little breakfast is a great card to play.
This quick substitute for oatmeal is fruit-sweetened, infinitely customizable, and can be served warm or cold.
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 banana
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butternut squash purée
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- Pinch salt
- Puree the ingredients in a food processor until combined but the texture of the shredded coconut remains.
- Spoon into serving bowls and enjoy with toppings of choice (options include melted chocolate or cacao nibs, chopped fruit or berries, crushed nuts and seeds, bee pollen).