I have spoken about the benefits of breakfasts in my pancake post only, but today I actually feel like a warm breakfast is the only thing which can make me wake up – supported by my beloved cappuccino (I use the Dallmayr caps compatible with my DeLonghi Nespresso machine, honestly the best roast and it’s a Munich local).
I do not want to be repetitive but I think I also mentioned my 2015 found love for cauliflower, when sharing my go to recipe for cauliflower tortilla (naan/ flatbread/ wrap/ pizzabase …), and there are so many amazing sounding recipes out there in the paleo world – I promised myself to give some a go, if the fit my macros #IIFMM #LOL
Still can not believe I never ate this amazingly versatile veggie before going gluten-free and (desperately) looking for alternatives to substitute bread (mainly to dunk and dip in sauces). So just a quick recap what cauliflower can actually contribute to your diet and overall well-being, because it is a surprising load:
- Fights inflammation
- Provides high levels of vitamins and minerals
- Improves digestion and detoxification
- Supports weight loss and weight management
- Preserves eye health
Does not sound too bad, does it? Especially the fact that cauliflower as a cruciferous vegetable with a low glucose level makes the detoxification of body and skin really noticeable, plus I do not mind the extra vitamin C and vitamin K boost.
So while I am rambling, guess what’s bubbling on my stove?
〰 PALEO 〰 SUGAR-FREE 〰 GRAIN-FREE 〰 LOW-CARB 〰 DAIRY-FREE 〰 KETO 〰 DELICIOUS
The first meal of the day is also a great opportunity to sneak in some of that two to three cups of vegetables it’s recommended we all eat daily.
- 130g | 1 cup of cauliflower rice
- 60 ml coconut milk
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- glass of water
- sweetener of your choice (liquid stevia, honey, agave nectar …)
- cinnamon, vanilla powder/ extract (optional)
- toppings like granola, fruit, chia seeds (optional)
- Start by ricing your fresh (not defrosted) cauliflower in the food processor by pulsing a couple of times, the finer the rice the faster it cooks, but make sure it does not turn into cauliflower puree.
- Heat coconut oil in a pan and add the coconut milk and the cauliflower rice and bring it to a shimmer whilst stirring everything up.
- Pour a little bit of water at times, make sure the mix is always a bit more liquid to avoid the cauliflower burning.
- Add sweetener and spices to your liking and occasionally stir the milk “rice” whilst letting it bubble away on low heat for about 20 minutes.
- If you feel like the mix gets to dry, add some water again.
- After the 20 minutes of simmering and stirring, the rice should be nice and soft, but again, not puree like. Top with fruits or paleo granola to your liking.