Chocolate Mint TVP Cereal

by Kristina Sloggett

in Breakfast, Gluten Free, recipes, Vegan

 

mint1Chocolate Mint TVP® Cereal

Yesterday at 5:am I had my first breakfast of fresh juice blended with spinach and frozen pineapple. After my treadmill run I had the rest of breakfast, or second breakfast.

It was sweetly warm and filling, and I was so impressed that I was thinking of variations all day long.

I have been planning to try textured vegetable protein, or TVP, ever since Laura started making “oatmeal” with it. TVP is like a smaller version of my favorite soy curls – it is a defatted soy product high in protein and fiber. Like the soy curl, TVP is cooked or rehydrated with liquid, and it takes on the flavors you use.

In this case, I combined the dry TVP with chocolate mint flavored coconut milk, and it cooked into a hearty bowl of hot cereal a spoon can stand up to. This tasty bowl of goodness is ready in ten minutes.

I cannot wait to make this again. And the seventy threeve other ideas I have in mind…

Mint Chocolate TVP Cereal

 

chocolate mint TVP cereal

inspired by Laura and her TVP oatmeal recipes

dairy, egg, and gluten free, vegan

makes one bowl

1 cup chocolate mint milk (So Delicious coconut)
1/3 cup TVP
1 tablespoon fresh ground flax seed
pinch sea salt 

1-2 tablespoons almond butter, as topping

In small saucepan, bring milk, TVP, flax and salt to a boil. Cover and reduce to simmer, stirring every few minutes until milk is absorbed (about 8-10 minutes). Transfer to bowl and top with a swirl of almond butter.

Chocolate Mint TVP Breakfast

 

What is your favorite stick with you satisfying breakfast?

 

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 katie November 30, 2012 at 4:15 am

I have to try TVP! I have been seeing recipes around the blog world! Do you think TVP would cook up in the microwave or no?

Happy weekend love!

p.s. I am now going to be with glam, no more foodbuzz, they are not doing ads anymore anyways as of the end of November.

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2 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 30, 2012 at 5:57 am

You can microwave it – it’s basically like oatmeal. Here’s how I did it: http://www.sprint2thetable.com/2012/11/spiced-tvp-breakfast-squash

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3 Kristina Sloggett December 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm

yes, Katie you need to try it, you’d love it!

and YAY – welcome to Glam! XO

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4 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 30, 2012 at 5:55 am

I’m SO glad you liked it!!! The possibilities are endless, right?! I love this stuff. Thanks for the shout out. :)

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5 Kristina Sloggett December 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm

and thank YOU for all the inspiration – you know I’ve been meaning to try this for a while, now I have SO MANY ideas!

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6 jobo November 30, 2012 at 6:12 am

I love that you instantly have an idea in your head when you see a recipe. you’re amazing!

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7 Kristina Sloggett December 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm

it’s kinda fun how that happens… :D

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8 Heather (Where's the Beach) November 30, 2012 at 7:06 am

I had never heard of a breakfast TVP until I read one of her posts. I really need to give it a try, but the only TVP I have is a faux beef so that probably wouldn’t work LOL

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9 Kristina Sloggett December 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I am still learning about TVP… just saw that there are meat flavored versions, eek! ;)

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10 Ashley F. November 30, 2012 at 7:20 am

Very interesting – I use TVP every once in a while but I’ve never used it in a sweet dish. I’ll have to give this a try. And speaking of soy curls – I lurve them so hard and had a big bowl of them last night for dinner :)

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11 Kristina Sloggett December 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm

aren’t soy curls THE BEST?? well, I may like TVP just as much… half the time when using soy curls I break them into small pieces before I rehydrate them.

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12 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) November 30, 2012 at 8:54 am

You two are killing me with this! I can’t have it…darn soy allergy! This looks so perfectly delicious!

You know I’m an oatmeal girl for breakfast. I add protein powder and sometimes winter squash or fruit depending on my mood. These days, it’s all the orange squashes. ;) Working on my winter tan!

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13 Kristina Sloggett December 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm

DANG – sorry girl. I am kicking myself for not trying TVP earlier (I figured it would be similar to my favorite soy curls…) and have so many ideas for it already… *sigh* sorry you cannot have it. boo.

I get all the squash to myself in this house, winter tan, hee!

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14 Emily November 30, 2012 at 10:00 am

I’ve never tried TVP, but it sounds like the perfect Veg protein source!
I bought So Delicious’ Mint Chocolate Coconut milk a few days ago, it never occurred to me to cook with it! I’ve been mixing it in my coffee for a thin mint mocha drink–can’t wait to try this recipe!

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15 Kristina Sloggett December 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm

that chocolate mint milk is so good, isn’t it? and yes, TVP is a really great protein, and so versatile! you’ll be seeing more TVP creations here soon…

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16 Heather @ Better With Veggies November 30, 2012 at 10:58 am

I keep meaning to try this too, I’m loving the sound of this festive flavor combination too!

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17 Kristina Sloggett December 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm

you’ll be hooked, I am warning you right now – I made more TVP this weekend and today!

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18 Cara November 30, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I love the sound of this TVP oatmeal! I was doing a lot of TVP for a while, both sweet and savory. I have a butternut TVP “risotto” with butternut squash on my blog somewhere, and I did a crockpot overnight “oats” thing once too (not sure I ever blogged that one.) I love how you can get the same feeling of oats, but with tons more satisfying protein.

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19 Kristina Sloggett December 3, 2012 at 1:07 pm

ooh, I will have to look for your risotto! I am loving this TVP – I have a whole list of ideas to try!

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20 janet @ the taste space December 1, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Love it! I had TVP in my pantry for the longest time and was so happy when I finally made TVP Sloppy Joes to finish it off… and yes, Laura’s TVP brekkies had me wanting to for breakfast, and this one even more!

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21 Kristina Sloggett December 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I am LOVING this TVP. I made a savory bowl for lunch today… I was thinking about it all morning! ;)

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22 janet @ the taste space December 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I hope you share the recipe. I am on a savoury breakfast kick right now, too. :)

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23 Kristina Sloggett December 4, 2012 at 11:46 am

I will share soon, Janet! I have another one I am making today (dinner instead of breakfast..) all kinds of fun coming your way! :)

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24 STUFT Mama December 6, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Um… this looks AMAZING!!! Dang I need to get my hands on some TVP. Love anything that a spoon can stand in. He he. :)

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25 Kristina Sloggett December 9, 2012 at 8:57 pm

you will LOVE TVP, Kristin!!

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