Breakfast Breakdown (Part 1)
Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day, but for many people it can be a challenge to find the right things to eat. If you’re like me and don’t – or can’t – eat grains, dairy or eggs you may feel like you’re experiencing a breakfast breakdown with trying to understand what’s for breakfast every day. Many people don’t like to eat what they would normally eat at lunch or dinner time for breakfast, though that is always a viable option. So, here’s a fresh idea for you: tapioca pudding. One of the best parts about this recipe is it’s not only delicious, but it is also free of grains, dairy and sugar, and packed with omega 3s (the “good for you” fats) and nutrients!
Tapioca Breakfast Pudding
2 tablespoons organic Tapioca Pearls
1 can organic Coconut Milk [I prefer one with no guar gum or carrageenan]
2 tablespoons organic Flax Meal
1 tablespoon organic Almond Butter
1/4 teaspoon Luo Han Guo (Monk Fruit Extract) [This is a sweetener that doesn’t taste bitter, and doesn’t negatively affect blood sugar. In fact, it may even help to support healthy blood sugar] Here is a link to find pure monk fruit extract – it is often mixed with Xylitol or Erythritol in the grocery stores. https://www.znaturalfoods.com/luo-han-guo-80-extract-powder
1-2 drops pure Vanilla Extract to taste
Start by heating the coconut milk, once it’s boiled add the tapioca pearls then cook while stirring until thick, approximately 10-15 minutes.
As it’s cooking add the Luo Han Guo, and when it’s finished add the vanilla.
Take half of the mixture and add the Flax Meal, mixing it together for your immediate serving. Then you can add almond butter, peanut butter or whatever else you’d like to add for flavor. Other things like blueberries, raspberries, or another type of nut butter also taste great.
This is a great tasting breakfast that’s easy to make and can be enjoyed hot or cold. I like to eat the first half warm, right after cooking it, and then refrigerating the rest to eat cold the next day. When eating the second serving, I just add the 2 Tablespoons of Flax Meal and flavoring then enjoy!