I have always considered boxed cereal to be a poor choice for breakfast.  Why?  Breakfast cereal is highly processed, inert, and typically loaded with sugar and additives.  And yet, the majority of our youth reach for this human kibble every morning.  Most breakfast cereals (even the “health food” versions) are low in protein, contain over 10g/sugar per serving, are laced with preservatives and colourings and contribute to carbohydrate cravings – which in turn, lead to overeating.  Even some of the “healthy” stand-bys from my youth have altered their ingredients to something less desirable.  A certain doughnut shaped cereal comes to mind.  Previously made from oats, this cereal, (while low in added sugar) is primarily corn starch and wheat.  Both of which create a glycemic spike that invariably results in a food coma about 90 minutes after consumption.

So I set out to create a better breakfast “cereal” – which was surprisingly easy and yielded delicious results.  Mix up the following and store in the freezer in a mason jar or other glass container.  This is a very filling, high fibre, protein cereal – so keep servings small (1/2 C).

1 cup organic rolled oats

1/3 to 1/2 cup dried unsweetened coconut (depends on how much you like coconut)

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup hemp hearts

2 Tbs. ground flax or chia

1 handful (each) raw almonds and walnuts (coarsely chopped)

1/4 cup organic dried fruit of your choice (cranberries, raisins, dried blueberries, gogi berry etc.)

1/4 cup mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower)

Mix with your milk-like beverage of choice (almond, rice, goat, cow) or a good quality yogurt (greek) or applesauce.  Top with fresh berries or banana. Serves 4.

Summer is here! Please note our closure from July 26-30th, 2021

Happy summer from the Cornerstone team!  We hope that you are planning some much deserved family time and outdoor activity.  We have our annual closure coming up the week of July 26th - July 30th, 2021.  Please note that we are completely CLOSED to patients for this week.  Patients of Dr. Meier, ND and Dr. Boucher, ND, please ensure your supplements are refilled well in advance. 

COVID update.  We are pleased to continue our covid-free streak at the centre.  We continue to follow all sanitary protocols and provide virtual visits whenever necessary.  Masks are still mandatory until we have a different directive from the government.  However, we welcome your walk in business and in-person visits as long as you feel well.

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