Spring always invites a sense of change, reawakening, and inspiration. And we say, go ahead and embrace it in all aspects of your life – including what you’re eating. If you’re looking to freshen up your breakfast routine, and give yourself a spring awakening, try this simple, healthy, and delicious spin on breakfast bowls: protein-packed Coconut Rice Porridge – it’s made with jasmine rice, coconut milk or cream, cinnamon, maple syrup, and whatever toppings you desire.
You’ll love this healthy way to start your day and get on with all your spring adventures. Plus, you can make it ahead of time, and enjoy all week long in a variety of ways (all you have to do is change up the toppings!).
Protein Packed Coconut Rice Porridge
- 1 cup jasmine rice, rinsed very well until water runs clear
- 2 cans full fat coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 scoop NOW Sports Organic Plant Protein Powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- Toppings: fruit,
nuts / seeds, nut butters, chocolate, cacao powder – go wild! *For this recipe, I used pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, peanut butter, cacao powder, chocolate chips, bananas, and pears
Rinse rice under cold water for several minutes until the water runs clear. Add rinsed rice, coconut milk, water, vanilla, cinnamon, and protein powder to a medium saucepan. Whisk together all ingredients until smooth and well combined. Over medium heat, bring the mixture to a low, rolling boil, making sure to stir frequently as to not burn the milk or rice. Once boiling, reduce to medium-low and allow it simmer uncovered for 20-25 minutes. Stir frequently with a rubber spatula. In the last 5 minutes of cooking add the maple syrup. Stir together and add your favorite toppings.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by NOW Foods.