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One of my favorite winter breakfasts as a kid was forina, aka Uncle Ben’s Cream of Wheat. I loved mine with a dash of chocolate.

This, surprisingly, tastes a bunch like forina – it has a nice hearty texture, a really light sweetness, and feels stick-to-your-ribs. I’m willing to bet it’s even great warm and with a little cacao.

Gluten-free, Paleo, Keto, vegetarian & vegan with substitutions


Overnight Faux-Rina 

1/4 c. chia seeds
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
10 drops stevia
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. sunflower seed butter (no sugar FTW!)
1 c. almond milk
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp. flaxseed meal
1 scoop protein powder (I use beef collagen) 

Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or blender. Shake or blend. Let sit in the fridge overnight.

Serves 1 – 2 depending upon how starving you are