Have you been looking for a breakfast alternative that is both tasty and nourishing at the same time, yet haven't found the right one?
Let us introduce to you our ideal breakfast - Tapioca porridge! (with fruits)
It takes a while to get used to, yet after some time you won't feel like eating anything else in the morning!
The benefits of eating this breakfast are -
a high level of energy throughout the day,
no cravings after the meal,
and it takes less than 30 minutes to make (after practice).
So, what is Tapioca?
Tapioca is a starchy product made from cassava tubers (root - looks a lot like a sweet potato). These tubers are native to South America and South-East Asia.
It is gluten-free, nut-free, and grain-free. It won't cause problems for people with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and nut allergies.
Tapioca is cholesterol-free and contains high amount of carbohydrates which are the main source of energy for our body.
Tapioca is also a good source of Iron, which is found in hemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen to all parts of your body - supports us to be energetic, alive beings!
Want the recipe? :)
Tapioca porridgeFor 2 people
1-2 spoons of Sugar (palm sugar/cane sugar/brown sugar/coconut sugar)
1 tea spoon of Cinnamon powder (Optional - ½ teaspoon ginger powder, ½ teaspoon cardamom powder).
You can add a handful of one or more of these options to the porridge:
peanuts, sesame, tahini paste, raisins, goji berry or other berries, coconut milk, cocoa powder.
For non vegans - fresh milk can be added instead.
First soak the tapioca for 30 minutes. (not a must do- it simply shortens the cooking time and helps the tapioca not to stick to the bottom of the pot).
Then, rinse the tapioca and cook it with 400ml water for approximately 10-15 minutes on a medium flame. Stir every 3 minutes.
When the tapioca starts to absorb most of the water (after about 10 minutes), you can add all the rest of the ingredients.
Stir everything together and after you can turn off the gas, close the lid of the pot and let the tapioca sit there for 5 minutes.
You will figure out with practice the consistency that you like.
Our Favourite Retreat Breakfast :)
Play with the amount of water and spices until you find your own flavour.
Alongside the Tapioca Porridge, you can cut fruits of your liking (our selection of fruit is usually mango, banana, apple, pineapple, and dragon fruit) and we make on the side chocolate tahini sauce, crushed peanuts and shred coconut).