Rip’s Big Bowl

This has been my mainstay breakfast for more than twenty years. I never get sick of it and no two bowls are ever quite the same, depending on which fruits are in season and the milk substitute I have on hand.
This was also a favorite recipe for most of the E2 Pilot Study participants. As a seven-year old daughter of one of the E2 participants said, “I look forward to waking up in the morning just so I can have my Rip’s Bowl.”
Let your appetite be your guide as to the size of your bowl.

  • Prep Time 15 min.
  • Total Time 15min
  • Serves 1


1/4 cup raw old-fashioned oats

 1/4 cup Grape Nuts or Ezekiel brand equivalent

 1/4 cup bite-size shredded wheat

 1/4 cup Uncle Sam cereal

 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal

 2 tablespoons raisins

 2 tablespoons walnuts

 1 banana, sliced

 1 kiwi, sliced

 Segments of one grapefruit and juice

 ¾ cup milk substitute of choice


Toss all ingredients except the grapefruit and milk substitute into a bowl.

After cutting grapefruit in half, use a small, sharp knife to remove the segments. Add segments to the top of the bowl and squeeze in the juice.

 Top the bowl with milk substitute.


In a pinch, simply add water (the fruits blend with the water and give it a sweet taste)

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