Persimmon Rice Snack

recipe by Nina Kokalj

Ingredients

1 1//2 cups whole milk
3 Tbsp rice grits
1 Tbsp coconut sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp chia seeds
pinch salt
1 soft persimmon fruit
1 small banana
2 dates, diced
1 handful cashews, crushed and toasted
fresh or dry fruit
dry mint

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Tips: You can even make a savory version with feta or goat cheese, chia seeds, cashews , prosciutto pieces, cashews and anything else your kid loves.

Directions

Put milk in a pot and bring almost to boil. Add salt, coconut sugar, chia seeds, rice grits and stir until thickened (about 2-3 minutes).

Pour it into stainless steel lunch box.

Blend together persimmon and banana into a puree and pour over rice meal.

Sprinkle over toasted cashews, fresh or dry fruits, chopped dates, dry mint, or anything your kid likes.

 

Benefits

Persimmon fruit has low glycemic index (does not rise your body sugar  fast) and very sweet and yummy taste. It is rich in vitamins: A, B and C, and also in minerals.
Chia seeds: are rich in omega 3 and will also give energy to your child to maintain focus and clear mind for the rest of the day while not feeling hungry.

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