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Rip Esselstyn's Big Breakfast Bowl

Recipe Courtesy Rip Esselstyn, Adapted From 'The Engine 2 Diet'

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min


  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup Grape-Nuts or Ezekiel brand equivalent
  • 1/4 cup bite-size shredded wheat
  • 1/4 cup Uncle Sam Cereal
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/2 handful of walnuts
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 kiwi, sliced
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 3/4 cup milk substitute of choice
  • Cooking Directions

    Toss all ingredients except the grapefruit and milk substitute into a bowl.

    After cutting the grapefruit in half, use a small, sharp knife to remove the segments.

    Add the segments to the top of the bowl and squeeze in the juice.

    Top the bowl with milk substitute.

    Variations: In a pinch, simply add water (the fruits blend with the water and give it a sweet taste).

    Add any fresh or frozen fruit, such as peaches, cherries, mangoes, blueberries, or red grapes.

    If you want to lower your cholesterol levels even more, use half a cup of oats and omit one of the quarter cups of the other cereals.

    From THE ENGINE 2 DIET by Rip Esselstyn. Copyright © 2009 by Rip Esselstyn. Used by permission of Wellness Central, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.

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