The 2016 Protein Pow Breakfast Cereal
Consider this post to be an invitation.
An invitation to revolutionize your breakfast life this 2016.
Join me in creating a new healthy habit! A habit that involves having a bowl of nutrition-packed, high-fiber, hassle-free, quick-to make, and DELICIOUS Protein Pow cereal every day of the week (Monday-Friday). Start off with doing it for just one or two months to start off with, to see how this impacts your life. It’s done wonders for mine! And I’d love for you to join the goodness because cereal doesn’t get better than this. You’ll see what I mean when you try it.
See this post as a summons to change your breakfast habits for the better. If you let it, this WILL change your life. I’m not being snake-oily with you here and I’m not exaggerating either. As a busy person who adores oatmeal, cereal, and delicious-tasting healthy food, I tell ya: I’m head over heels in love with this.
Let me explain:
For the past four months, I’ve been eating this for breakfast every day of the week (Monday-Friday). Day in and day out. And I absolutely love it! Because it’s quick, easy, and it really couldn’t be any healthier. I eat this at home, after the gym, and even at the office if I’m running out the door and don’t have time to properly sit down for breakfast. Remember my Holy Sh** Protein Cereal? Well, this is a million times better.
This is what I do:
On a Sunday, I measure all my ingredients and pack them up inside a bunch of little pods (these are the ones I use). I then use one or two pods every day of the week.
Every morning I then just pop open a pod (or two), pour the blend into a bowl (or coffee cup as I have today!), add milk, and then mix it up with a spoon until I get a thick porridge-like bowl of cereal. The less milk you add and the longer you let it sit, the thicker it gets! And if you add more milk, well, it just gets milkier. Look:
Note: by milk I mean any milk, e.g. cow’s milk, goat’s milk, coconut milk, almond milk, hemp milk… whatever tickles your fancy. I use coconut or almond.
I’ve perfected my version of the cereal blend over the last few weeks and the recipe currently goes like this:
If I want to mix things up and end up with something sweeter, I just add some sliced banana or chopped dates on top (particularly post-workout) or a tbsp of nut butter! But that’s about it. You CAN add some coconut sugar to yours if you like it properly sweet? I say coconut sugar because it’s all natural, really caramely, and far superior to table or cane (white or brown) sugar. If you want it sweet but without using fruit – or natural sugars – go ahead and add stevia drops. Just be aware that they’re often a bit… well… bitter.
The above mix is perfect, nutritionally, easy-of-use, and taste-wise!
Let me deconstruct each of the above ingredients one by one so you see what they all have going for them and why eating them for breakfast can make such a difference to your life:
1. (Whey or Pea) Protein Pow Mix
Our Protein Pow whey (or vegan pea) mix is PERFECT for this because it’s very high in fiber and naturally ‘porridgy’ due to its inclusion of milled gluten-free oats and coconut (all the mix has is: uninstantized whey protein powder, gluten-free oats, coconut, and organic Madagascan vanilla – that’s IT!) It thickens up beautifully too! Like porridge. It tastes creamy and is a great way to feature protein in your diet and thus stay fuller and for longer during the morning! Unlike the whey protein that you find in tubs designed for shakes, the whey we used in the whey mix is also uninstantized, bGH-free, and devoid of ALL emulsifiers and soy. The pea is also one of the nicest you’ll find – no soupy or savory aftertaste.
2. Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds
Protein: two heaped dessert spoonfuls (30g) of a pumpkin and sunflower seed blend provide 6.9g protein. Protein contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass and the maintenance of normal healthy bones.
Blood Cholesterol: Two heaped dessert spoonfuls of pumpkin and sunflower seeds provide 2.35g of Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA), an essential Omega 3 fatty acid which contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.
Antioxidants: Sunflower and pumpkin seeds provide vitamin E which affords 18 of your RI per 30g. Vitamin E is a highly effective antioxidant that contributes to the protection of body cells from oxidative stress.
3. Flaxseed with Biocultures and Vitamin D
Bone Health: Vitamin D contributes to the normal absorption of calcium and to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth. One 30g serving of this blend provides 100% RI Vitamin D.
Vitamin D: Sunshine for your body! 30g of this blend provides 100% RI of the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D.
3. Flaxseed, brazil, walnuts, and Co1q10
Antioxidants: Selenium is required for the normal function of the immune system and to provide protection of cells and tissues from oxidative damage. One 30g serving of this blend provides 49% RI Selenium.
Magnesium: This blend is a source of Magnesium with 26% of your RI in just 30g. Magnesium is beneficial for normal healthy bones and teeth and aids proper muscle function, nervous system function and energy metabolism.
Immunity: Just 30g of this blend provides 49% of your RI of Selenium which supports the normal function of the immune system and contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
It can lower blood sugar levels, is anti-inflamatory, can improve sensitivity to insulin, and more!
You can pack up your mix with a bunch of other ingredients. For example:
Chia seeds: they are wonderful, especially if you like your cereals really thick! Check out how Simon makes his here for an example.
Hemp seeds: High in fiber, contain protein, and high in Omega 3,6,9s.
Other nuts and seeds – like almonds and walnuts! Or pecan nuts. Or macadamia nuts!
Fruit: like I said above, I LOVE adding banana slices on top – or something mushing the banana INTO the cereal! To end up like something like my New York Pow Mush. So so so good 👌
Join me in this ‘challenge’ and eat some Pow cereal with me every morning! It’s an amazing day to fuel your body! And I bet you’ll get hooked to the point where you’ll want nothing else for breakfast! OK. Maybe sometimes you’ll crave eggs and bacon or you’ll want to mix it up with pancakes but when it comes to Monday-Friday breakfast? You can’t get better than this! Packed full of fiber and micros (aka micronutrients – vitamins and minerals). And a perfect split of macros too! 💪 Look: