Acorn Squash Antioxidant Porridge

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It’s the weekend! Regardless that I have been off for most of the week, I am still happy it’s the weekend. This past week I went to a beautiful weddings. Congrats to Jorrel and Alisha. So though I had a great time this week with friends… the long nights and drinking really wore me down. So yesterday I came home and did some chakra yoga and meditation and this morning I make a great breakfast packed with antioxidants to help my body recover from all the toxins and not so good for me food I ate.

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Recipe

1 half of an acorn squash
1 tablespoon coconut oil

2 tablespoons coconut milk (preferably vanilla flavor)
1 tablespoon almond butter
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon chai seeds
1 tablespoon dried goji berries
1 handful of fresh or frozen blueberries

Preheat oven to 400. Take you acorn and scoop out all your seeds. Next spread the tablespoon of coconut oil on it. Place face down on a baking sheet and bake in the oven until tender. Mine took about 20 mins.

After your acorn is cooked till tender (you can test this by poking it with a fork) take out of the oven and scoop out all the insides into a bowl. Mash the acorn meat till it reaches a nice smooth consistency. Add the 2 tablespoons of coconut milk. Then the tablespoon of almond butter and mixed till blended.

Next add the cinnamon, vanilla extract, honey and goji berries. Stir well. Top with blueberries and chai seeds. Then savor and enjoy 🙂

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Don’t feel like you have to have every ingredient in order to do this. The main thing that is needed is the acorn meat… once you have that add what you want! Make it your own porridge. Other ideas of things you can add is a mashed banana, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, dried cherries, fresh fruit, maple syrup, coconut crystals, shredded coconut, nuts, natural jams, etc. One thing I have learned with my new found love for paleo foods is that you have to experiment. It helps you to not get bored with the foods you can eat. When you don’t eat anything processed that really limited your ingredients when you go to the grocery store. We have become accustomed to easy and available but I have found joy and peace in cooking foods I know that are good for me. Now time to go workout with my new kettlebell! 🙂 Hope everyone has a great weekend! Remember to do something for yourself this weekend! The weekend is the best time to rejuvenate and re-energize for the week… so how are you going to do that this weekend?

Recipe was inspired by: Paleo Table

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