A hearty helping of berries is a bright and flavorful way to start your day with fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. We love pairing this berry reduction with bulgur, a whole grain that is high in fiber and antioxidants. Bulgur is a nice alternative to oatmeal on days when you feel like mixing it up!
Whole grains are a staple of the Mediterranean diet. In comparison to processed grains, whole grains contain more fiber and micronutrients. Compared to refined grains like white bread, white rice, and couscous, whole grains keep you fuller longer because of their added protein and fiber. Our favorites are farro, freekeh, quinoa, and barley. Start your day by incorporating ancient grains with this delicious recipe for Strawberry Oat Muffins.
Nutritional HighlightsBerries are full of fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.Bulgur wheat is a great source of protein, fiber, and vitamin B6.
Warm Breakfast Bowl with Mixed Berry Reduction
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup quick-cooking bulgur wheat or oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- extra virgin olive oil
- 4 cups frozen mixed berries like strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries
- ¼ cup unsweetened apple juice
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- optional toppings: toasted walnuts
- Combine the almond milk, bulgur wheat, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Decrease the heat to low and simmer, covered, until bulgur is tender, about 12 minutes.
- Spoon into four bowls, and lightly drizzle each portion with olive oil.
- Combine the fruit, apple juice, and maple syrup in a saucepan, and bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Decrease the heat to low, and simmer until fruit is slightly reduced about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Remove the pan from heat and let cool slightly before serving. Top each bowl of bulgur with berry reduction.
- Top each bowl with toasted walnuts, if desired.