Persimmons & Quinoa: Breakfast From Heaven

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Have you ever had a persimmon? To me, they taste like the cross between a mango and a papaya. Needless to say, they are a fruit from the cosmos and this is the time of the year to get ’em fresh! Not to mention, they are loaded with Vitamin C, A, various B vitamins, Fiber, Potassium, and many other nutrient/health benefits.

So here is the breakfast of your life time that is gluten free, sugar free, and dairy free. And you never would have guessed unless I told you. So eat up!

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Ingredients

1/4 cup Quinoa

1-2 Persimmons

1/4 cup Almond Milk

A Pinch of Salt

1 tbsp Cinnamon

1 tbsp Cardamon

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Take your quinoa and rinse it thoroughly through a fine mesh strainer. Then, take out a small pot and fill it with 1/2 cup of water and put on high heat. Once boiling, add quinoa and turn the heat to a medium/low, then cover with lid. Let cook for about 8-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, skin and dice the persimmons, place in a frying pan with about 1/4 cup of water and added spices. Let simmer until the water has absorbed fully and add almond milk and stir. Turn off heat and place cooked quinoa and persimmon sauce in a bowl and serve. Add more Cinnamon and cardamon, if needed. ❤

Note: If you can’t find persimmons in your local health food store or it’s not persimmons season, you can easily substitute peaches or your favorite fruit instead.

A Little Treat for the Sweet Tooth

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These are super easy to make, but I recently was introduced to them and have used them as a way to mitigate sugar cravings! These little guys have practically cured me! I have gone 4 weeks without any sugar and I brilliantly now crave these guys less, so now they really do feel like a treat when I make them! They are called Mochi!

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Mochi is a traditional food from Japan made with sweet rice and they are super easy to make! They take about 10 minutes to make! Just preheat your oven to 450 degrees and bake for 8-10 minutes. They puff up into these delicious, yummy pastries!

I, personally, like to get the cinnamon raison kind. Once they’ve been baked I drizzle honey over them and sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg over it! So good!

What’s great about mochi is that the ingredients are only sweet brown rice, filtered water, raisons, cinnamon, and sea salt. They are a great alternative to any baked good full of excess sugar.

Thanks for reading! Be sure to check back for more recipes! Follow my blog to get more info on ways to be sugar cravings, coming soon! ❤