I love the texture of cream of wheat. I started eating a lot of cream of wheat ever since I wanted to increase my blood iron. For 3 tbsp it is 30% of your daily iron intake. It is a wonderful way to get iron. The recipes that I am sharing are refined sugar free. Cream of wheat not only can be healthy for you, it is a very versatile ingredient.
How to make basic cream of wheat
Very simple. Add all your ingredients to your bowl. Follow the instructions on the box of cream of wheat. Pour in hot boiling water. I find that you will get super creamy cream of wheat with hot water. Stir and allow to sit for a minute. Put in the microwave for 3 minutes. Stir every minute. You can sweeten this with maple syrup or some honey or coconut sugar. Substitute the water with milk, soya milk, almond milk or other liquid of your choice for a richer flavor.
This is my go to recipe. I have it whenever I feel like a iron kick. Raisins are a great way to have added iron to your diet.
For this recipe you will need:
- raisins (golden or sultana)
- 3 tbsp of cream of wheat
- hot water
- optional: maple syrup, honey or other sweeteners
Morning Miso Soup:
A savory version that is packed with iron and flavor. Clams are full of iron.
- 1 tsp of miso soup paste
- canned baby clams
- bonito flakes
- optional: dried shrimp, dried anchovies, green onions or cilantro
Green Envy Kick Starter:
Here is another way to get your caffeine intake for the day. Be careful about how much matcha you put because it gets bitter fast.
- 1 tsp matcha powder
- maple syrup to taste
If you love chocolate, this is an awesome recipe. The coconut sugar gives it a nice rich caramel flavor.
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 2-3 pitted dates
Breakfast with Mary Jane:
A healthy way to start your day. Hemp is a great source of protein for vegetarians and is a good source of Omega. The hemp seed butter makes the cream of wheat nice and rich and creamy.
- 1 heaping tsp of hemp nut butter
- 1- 2 tbsp of hemp seeds/hearts
- honey to taste
How do you eat your cream of wheat? Share your recipes in the comments.
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