A Simple ‘Cereal’

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright January 15, 2017. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Now that I’m eating healthier, I’ve let go of the thought that I ever have to have those cold cereals from a box. None of them seem to be truly healthy, or to fit in with the Paleo lifestyle I’m (mostly) trying to emulate. I mainly have smoothies or smoothie bowls these days, with the occasional oatmeal bowl or egg and vegetable meal.

But once in a while I still crave cereal. Not sure why. Not sure if I’ll ever stop completely.

I used to love Cheerios topped with banana. Now I skip the Cheerios, and I’ve switched to almond milk from dairy.


1 small banana, peeled and sliced into rounds

1/4 to 1/2 cup unsweetened original almond milk

  1. Simply put the banana rounds in a bowl, and add the milk.


  • Rarely do I feel the need for a sweetener but, if I do, I’ll drizzle a little raw honey over the top.
  • The above is the most frugal banana ‘cereal’ variation. I use store brand milk to save money, and once in a while find a coupon.
  • When I have leftovers from other recipes, I’ll add one or more of the following to my ‘cereal’: a sprinkling of berries, dried fruit, unsweetened coconut flakes, and/or crushed almond slivers.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve this ‘cereal’ alongside a Turkey and Squash Scramble. 1 egg, a little turkey, and some previously roasted squash and cooked in a little coconut oil is all you need.

Have a wonderful day!



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Author:Shannon L. Buck

Hi all! My name is Shannon. I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters and a Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn in Bangor. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters and grandson. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres.


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