Fit Tip Tuesday and Banana Almond Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge

Hello, beautiful people! Hopefully, your week is off to a fabulous start. Mine is going great, so far. Today, I’m linking up for the first time ever with Lisa from The Skinny on Health for Fit Tip Tuesday. Read all about #FTT and check out other tips here.

Banana Almond Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge | Hungry Healthy Girl

You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again…. breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why is breakfast so important, though? Getting plenty of fiber in the morning means that you’ll stay satisfied longer and be less likely to gorge yourself with sugary foods later in the day. Also, eating first thing in the morning gets your metabolism going and keeps it more active throughout the day. Studies even show that people who eat breakfast are thinner than people who just rush out the door. And there’s your fit tip of the day!

Banana Almond Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: serves 2

Serving Size: 1.5 cups of brown rice porridge

Banana Almond Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge

A great way to use up leftover brown rice and add some variety to your morning breakfast bowl.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brown rice, cooked (reserve 1/2 cup)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3/4 cup non dairy milk (I used unsweetened almond coconut milk.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional, but adds a wonderful flavor)
  • pinch of salt
  • sweetener as needed (I used one stevia packet. Honey or maple syrup would also be good options.)

Instructions

  • Puree all ingredients in a high-speed blender or using a handheld mixer (minus 1/2 cup brown rice).
  • Pore the pureed brown rice mixture and the reserved 1/2 cup brown rice into a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat. Add extra milk, as needed for desired consistency.
  • Cook until mixture warms and thickens.
  • Serve in two cereal bowls or refrigerate leftovers for several days.
  • Top with chopped or sliced almonds, shredded coconut, dried fruit and/or fresh fruit.

Notes

If you don't have leftover brown rice, but want to cook brown rice especially for this recipe; bring 1 cup uncooked brown rice and 1.25 cups water to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover pot and allow rice to simmer for about 45 minutes.

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Banana Almond Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge | Hungry Healthy Girl

Of course, to get the full benefit of eating in the morning, you need to be eating the right types of foods. Take this Banana Almond Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge, it packs a punch with healthy fats, protein, complex carbs and plenty of fiber to keep you going up until lunch. For a little extra protein and healthy fats, add chopped almonds or almond butter.

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Something to think about…..

Are you a breakfast eater? If so, what’s your favorite breakfast.

Have you ever tried a sweet brown rice for breakfast?

Do you have any fit tips to share today? Please share in the comments, if you do!

Have a lovely Tuesday and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for What I Ate Wednesday, cleansing style!

Comments

  1. Woah! What a mouthful of name. Ha Ha. It looks great though, Kim. I really love that you included the reasons why eating a solid breakfast is beneficial. I’m not quite sure I’ve ever put a sweet twist on brown rice or not now that I think about it. I do love breakfast, but usually it’s some type of egg dish.
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  2. I never thought of eating brown rice as a sweet porridge, it sounds delicious! And I SO agree with you that breakfast is so important. I seriously can not function properly if I don’t eat a real meal for breakfast.
    This sounds amazing, Anything with banana and cinnamon really.
    lucie@FitSwissChick MIMM – #FitFriends Dates and SorenessMy Profile

  3. I do love breakfast…and breakfast for dinner too!
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  4. I eat brown rice for breakfast pretty frequently actually because if we have some leftover in the house I eat that instead of oatmeal. Super yummy!
    Davida @The Healthy Maven Tush Toning Pyramid WorkoutMy Profile

  5. Thanks for linking up! Breakfast is SO important! I’m a pretty boring breakfast eater. I think it’s half because I’m usually too tired to be creative, half because I’m a pretty picky breakfast food eater! I typically get hooked one one breakfast and end up making it every day for a few weeks till I get hooked on the next thing. Right now I’m dying over my new smoothie (The Alex Smoothie), I’ve had at least one a day for over a week now. Oops.

    This looks so delicious!!! I’m going to grab the ingredients at the market today to get hooked on it next! :)

    xx
    Lisa
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  6. I love Breakfast– It’s by far my favorite meal!! Great way to start off the day with a bang!
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  7. So creative! Sounds good to me.

  8. This looks wonderful! I love rice pudding, but never think to adapt it for breakfast. I love breakfast and usually eat oatmeal mixed with chia and flax, along with a fried egg on top or No Oat Oatmeal. I usually have something with egg or egg whites to keep me going until lunch time.

  9. Wow this looks really good. I’ve never actually made anything remotely similar to it but might have to give it a try. I’m glad I found your blog and thank you for sharing. I’m going to look at more recipes now. As you probably hear a lot, your photography is amazing!

  10. I love this, it’s a totally different take on rice. It’s not just a carb for dinner and it’s not just a dessert item. It’s ALSO breakfast!!

  11. Always looking for different ideas for breakfast. This looks DELISH and a great motivator to start the day. Thanks!

  12. I absolutely love breakfast; it’s my favorite meal of the day! I normally have oatmeal with fruit and nut butter, or eggs with veggies and fruit. This looks delicious though! My fit tip would be not to skip meals or snacks! They give you the energy you need for the whole day!

  13. This breakfast looks delicious, I’ve been looking for something new to do with brown rice, thank you!!

  14. I am definitely a breakfast eater!! And this looks amazing!! I love having a big bowl of oatmeal on a chilly day… so this would be a great way to mix things up a bit!

  15. This looks great! Breakfast is definitely my favorite meal. I also love lunch and dinner. Food is always a good time in my book :)
    Whitney @ Yoga All the Time My loves: yoga, cake, the AnimalsMy Profile

  16. Definitely an interesting way to eat rice, I like the idea. Do you prefer it to oatmeal?

    • Oatmeal is pretty much my favorite breakfast, so I don’t think I prefer it oatmeal. But it is really good for a change. Hope you get a chance to give it a try!

  17. Breakfast is my fav meal, I always anticipate my morning bowl of oats. Your brown rice porridge looks super creamy and satisfying, I will have to remember this.

    • Breakfast is my favorite meal too and the brown rice porridge is a great way to change things up…. or just use up leftover brown rice. ;)

  18. Wow! Such an amazing and healthy breakfast option. Definitely trying this one tomorrow!
    Lane Eating more to lose weight – Volumizing and SwapsMy Profile

  19. Yum.. very colorful and healthy desserts.
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  20. I never skip breakfast and most of the time it’s a protein smoothie. I’ve never tried sweet brown rice. Looks yummy!

  21. Looks delicious!

  22. I love brown rice for breakfast- I make a very similar recipe when I have leftover brown rice in the fridge!
    Katie @ Live Half Full Meal Plan 4/6-4/12My Profile

  23. I am definitely a breakfast eater!! My favorite would have to be a generous portion of eggs, bacon, and breakfast potatoes :) And when I’m feeling healthy..a protein smoothie ;)
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