What I consume for breakfast varies with the seasons, and especially with what fruit is ripe (enough) on my fruit trees and vines and berry canes and strawberry plants.
And if the mornings are warm but there is nothing on offer in my own garden (or from cool storage underneath my well-insulated house), I will still eat fruit bought from the shops, usually accompanied by a handful of a mix of raw nuts and seeds I mix myself (which back in the day would be dominated by macadamias from my family’s organic plantation).
Sometimes I will substitute a bowl of puffed non-grain grains (buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth etc) with milk from brown cows and a banana or three diced over the top, dusted with a teaspoon or so of pollen granules from WA.
If the mornings are cold, I make non-grain porridge, usually a mix of some or all of kibbled buckwheat, rolled quinoa, rolled amaranth etc, with a cup or so of milk from brown cows, cooked in the microwave for half an hour or so, with a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of molasses and a mashed banana (or three) folded through before eating.
Back in the last millennium I used to make my own muesli, based on rolled barley, rolled spelt, rolled triticale and thick-rolled oats, with liberal quantities of flaked or slivered raw nuts and seeds. This recipe became the basis for a commercial muesli which Choice chose to condemn as unhealthy because all those nuts and seeds had – shock, horror – fat in them, making my muesli, according to Choice, less healthy than one of those commercial breakfast cereals processed so severely that few nutrients were left, and indeed, rats fed on the cardboard box famously fared better than those fed on this Choice-recommended cereal.
Not that I am still bitter or anything, and not that this had anything to do with me ending up with nothing to show for the prime of my working life when the business underwent a forced sale…