Toasted Coconut and Rice Superfood Cereal


2013/01/16 by nikkiledford


Fun Facts about The Clean Plate Chef:

  1. I was a geography major in college. I had no professional aspirations, I just like learning about different places and people.
  2. I wore eyeglasses from about 2nd grade until I graduated from high school. One day, I just decided that I could see fine with out them (plus, I looked like a huge dork) so I stopped wearing them and have been glasses-free ever since. I can see fine.
  3. When I get sick, the only thing that sounds good to me is Rice Chex breakfast cereal. Yea. RICE.

And so begins the story of this dish.

This past weekend I commenced my detox/cleanse/challenge/resolution/goal thingy of removing sugar, alcohol, and caffeine from my diet. I knew that over the course of the holidays I was indulging myself too much and too often. So Friday was the beginning of my Clean Slate (you see what I did there?… hee hee). Saturday and Sunday presented me with a huge problem…I had detox symptoms.

Tired, Achy, Nauseous, Light-headed, Headaches, etc.

At first I thought I was getting sick (which neverย happens) and then I realized that I had been through this process once before. It’s a very common thing to feel “flu-ish” during the beginning of a detox.

So, since I wasn’t in the mood to chow down on some meat or even eggs. I decided to go extreme and buy some rice cereal. Now this cereal is not Rice Chex (which I love). The Chex have some ingredientsย in them like preservatives and sugar which would not really help me along during my cleanse, so I opted for a very simple puffed organic rice. One ingredient.

There are a lot of people it the paleo world who include rice in their diets. White rice is very mild on most people digestive systems and it’s a relatively safe, clean, and cheap way to get some starch in your diet (for all you hardcore athletes).

So there you go. I ate rice. And now I’m sharing with you all in case you need a grain-fix, you’re sick, you’re recovering from a workout, or you’re a vegan/vegetarian who stumbled onto my meat-eating site.



Toasted Coconut and Rice Superfood Cereal

2 c. puffed brown rice (Arrowhead Mills brand)
1 c. coconut flakes, toasted in a skillet
1 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 c. goji berries
2 Tbsp. cacao nibs
1 tsp. maca powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. sea salt

  1. In a cereal bowl, add rice, cinnamon, salt, and maca. Toss to evenly distribute.
  2. Add goji, nibs, and flakes.
  3. Pour almond milk over cereal (this cereal soaks up a lot of liquid so keep that in mind if you like your cereal soupy or crisp.)

One thought on “Toasted Coconut and Rice Superfood Cereal

  1. Merl Ledford says:

    Looking forward to trying this!

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