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Macadamia Nut Porridge

Is your breakfast routine getting boring?  Then this is the recipe for you!  Macadamia nuts, apple, coconut milk, and spices combine to create a tasty, protein packed breakfast that is bursting with flavor!


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The brains behind this brilliant recipe?  Terces Engelhart, co-owner of the vegan restaurant, Café Gratitude (with California locations in Venice, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, and Berkeley).  If you are not lucky enough to live by a Café Gratitude location (I’m still waiting for one to come to San Diego!), then the next best thing is to make a recipe from the restaurant’s cookbook!



First, assemble your ingredients.  Why is there a coconut in my picture?  I decided to make fresh coconut milk for my porridge.   Store bought coconut milk, however, also works well!


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Cut up the apple…


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And put all of the ingredients in the blender.


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Then blend completely!


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The strawberries are an optional but a delicious addition!  They give the dish an extra zip of flavor and a beautiful pink color.


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Simply, add the strawberries and blend until combined.


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The porridge is then ready!  Enjoy immediately or store in the refrigerator.  The consistency will thicken in the refrigerator, but I actually like it better thicker.  This is a great breakfast to make the night before an early morning.  It stores well and is sure to give you energy for your day!


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Macadamia Nut Breakfast Bowl
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts (or pecans)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 5-7 strawberries (optional)
  1. Pour home made or purchased coconut milk in blender
  2. Add macadamia nuts, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, and strawberries to blender
  3. Blend until completely combined



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