Brown Rice Power Breakfast

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Brown rice hot cereal is a breakfast staple in my house. It’s naturally delicious on its own, but I doctor mine up with protein-packed ingredients to give it extra staying power. I rely on natural sweeteners like raw coconut crystals rather than artificial sugar substitutes.  I always have fresh fruit on hand, and I’ll chop up and toss in whatever’s in my kitchen.

Arrowhead mills brown rice cereal
Protein powder, raw coconut crystals and Himalayan salt spruces up this simple grain cereal.


1 cup  brown rice hot cereal
1 to 2 scoops  egg white protein powder (vanilla flavor)
3 cups  unsweetened almond milk
Raw coconut crystals
1/4 tsp.  Himalayan fine salt crystals


In a large saucepan, bring almond milk and salt to a boil. (Note: Add salt while the almond milk is still cold.) Stir in cereal. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 2 minutes, or until slightly thin (cereal will thicken substantially later). Turn off heat and stir in protein powder. Add coconut crystals to taste. Cover and let stand for a few minutes before serving.

Serves 4. 208 calories, 10 grams of protein, 35 carbs, 3 grams of fat.

Taylor Wells, M.A., M.Ed., RYT, owns Prana Power Yoga, Inc., and Prana Super-mom Consulting. She is also a Boston Herald columnist and blogger, United Nations Yoga Peace Ambassador, activist, and happy Super-mom of 5 kids.