Recipe: Monkey Salad

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Monkey salad is my favorite breakfast recipe that doesn’t require much prep work or cooking. I call this my healthy cereal, minus the sugar and preservatives. If you’re doing Whole30 or following a gluten free or paleo diet, this is compliant. Just make sure the almond butter follows the rules.The cashews and almond butter make this salad filling enough that it’ll tide you over until lunchtime. You can switch out the blueberries for just about any berry and experiment with different nuts. Strawberries, raspberries and walnuts are also yummy! I’ve also left out the berries and added in coconut flakes instead, a delicious variation. Monkey salad is very versatile and the perfect on the go breakfast!

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1 sliced banana

1/4 cup blueberries

1/4 cup raw cashews

1 tablespoon almond butter

Sprinkle of cinnamon 

Coconut flakes (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS: Slice the banana and add to a wide mouth mason jar or bowl. Add in cashews and blueberries, gently toss. Add almond butter to the top and sprinkle cinnamon. You can also add coconut flakes. Enjoy!

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!


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    LOVED this!!! I’m doing Whole 30, and this was perfect!! I added in 2 TBS of coconut milk so it wouldn’t be as dry, and I used frozen blueberries – OMG! This was amazing. Thank you!


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