Go Back
Healthy Cereal Alternative mixed | feedmegreens.com

Healthy Cereal Alternative

This crunchy, sweet, creamy concoction tastes delicious and packs a ton of nutrition and flavor into your morning. Tart apple chunks mix with crushed nuts, sweet chewy dates, coconut flakes, chia, and flax and are topped with vanilla and almond milk for a healthy breakfast you'll actually want to eat!

Course Breakfast
Keyword breakfast, cereal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 large apple, cored and chopped into small pieces (I like organic Honeycrisp)
  • 1/3 cup nuts, chopped or crushed into smaller pieces (I use dry roasted pistachios and almonds)
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp grated coconut (see note)
  • 8 pitted dates, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (I use unsweetened almond or oat)


  1. Add half the chopped apple to a bowl.  Top with half the nuts, 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed, 1 Tbsp chia seeds, 1 Tbsp grated coconut, and 4 of the chopped dates.  Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp vanilla and pour in 1/2 cup almond milk.  Stir and eat!

Recipe Notes

I look for grated coconut, but if you can't find it, or if flakes are less expensive, just buy the coconut flakes and blitz them in the blender or food processor until they're finely grated. 

UPDATE 4/2019: For a variation on this (that I've been making and loving lately!), leave out the dates, coconut, and vanilla.  Then use a blender to blend together the non-dairy milk (I like oat for this), plus 2 Tbsp almond butter (you're making 2 servings), and 1 tsp honey.  Then pour that creaminess onto the "cereal" and eat!