SJB Bfst

After years of eating my Scyller Breakfast in front of fascinated/horrified on lookers, and a couple of requests, I decided this recipe warranted a post.

Initial considerations when making the SJB Bfst:

  1. I practice intermittent fasting, so by the time I eat my first meal of the day – around 11 am – I am famished.
  2. It is too much to make singly every day. Instead, I line up 4-5 glass containers and – assembly line fashion – prep the entire week’s breakfast at once usually on a Sunday afternoon. We need to eat every day, but who has time to cook every day?
  3. After eating my SJB Bfst, I drink a liter of water. Do this and you will not be hungry for hours. You can motor through your day cheerfully, nourished, and productive.
  4. The initial purchase of the ingredients can be expensive but you are only using a little bit of each. Most ingredients are non-perishable, so store according to package instructions and your Bfst Accoutrement will be around for a long time.
  5. I assemble all at once, but wait to stir until the day I eat my SJB Bfst.

At least one item from every line is used. Depending on availability I will use what is in season, what is on sale, what is in my cupboards. While my list below endeavors to be comprehensive, do not put every single item in your containers, who can afford that?

As for the measurements, those are an estimate. I find it vexing to read recipes that do not provide even an idea of scale, so that is the purpose of the recommended measurements. Do not bother with cups, tablespoons, or teaspoons, just eyeball it.

Pre-prep

  • Make the steel cut oats if that will be your base ingredient;
  • Line up 4-5 glass containers on your counter top;
  • Assemble the SJB Bfst accoutrement.

SJB Bfst Recipe

  • 3/4 C muesli (can be put in container raw) or steel cut oats (needs to be prepared ahead of time according to instructions); I use Bob’s Red Mill for both.
  • 1 C frozen fruit – blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc.
  • Small handful dried fruit – raisins, dates, cranberries, cherries (my favorite!), goji berries, etc.
  • Handful nuts – walnuts, pecans, cashews, brazil nuts, etc.
  • 2 T protein – hemp protein, ground flax, etc.
  • 1 T chia seeds, sliced almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, etc.
  • 1 T maple syrup, agave nectar, honey, etc.
  • Salt – regular table salt, Himalayan sea salt, kosher salt, does not matter
  • Cinnamon – be liberal and enjoy it!

Finishing touches

  • Little pat of butter – my 7th and 8th grade home ec teacher, Mrs. Jacobsen, gently admonished us that we all need a little fat in our diets for smooth, younger looking skin. I believed her then, and I believe her now. Use real butter.
  • Cover the entire assemblage with kefir or almond milk
  • Put the lids on your glass containers, stack neatly in your refrigerator, know that your week is off to a fantastic start.

Final Thoughts

  • People will wrinkle their noses at you and ask, “what is that?!” You can ignore or respond to the philistines, your choice — but expect the question.
  • If you have a blueberry and hemp protein combination, it will be a ghastly gray color (think concrete or an extra terrestrial conglomerate). Do not worry, your breakfast is still delicious.
  • SJB Bfst can be heated in the microwave – this will help with melting your little pat of butter and on a cold Dakota day, bring a warm smile to your face!

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