favorite yoga studio. It was nice and cozy since the room is heated to about 90 degrees. A great workout and a wonderful way to start the weekend! Unfortunately when I leave the class wet with sweat I get chilled walking back to the car. When I got home I decided to make a hot cereal, not something that I usually eat. It is good for your body to eat in sync with the season - warming things in cold weather and cooling things in the summer. So here is my version of a warming breakfast.
Apple Cinnamon Hot Cereal (Serves 2 or 3 hungry people)
2 cups almond milk, unsweetened, vanilla
1/2 apple, chopped
1 Tbsp cinnamon (I like a lot but it makes the cereal brown. You can use less)
splash of vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1/3 cup Bob's Red Mill 8 grain hot cereal
1/2 cup thick cut rolled oats
2 Tbsp flax meal
1 Tbsp chia seeds
Start by chopping the apple.
Serve topped with nuts of your choice (I used pecans) and a drizzling of extra maple syrup.
I must report that although this tasted delicious, it did not keep me full. I was hungry in a couple of hours, which is exactly why I don't eat hot cereal often!
How about you, is a hot oatmeal or cereal right to start your day? Or does it leave your stomach growling in two hours like me?