Each day at the PRC, we make a special lunch item to give to the chimps, and a much smaller portion of the same goes to the monkeys for their dinner. The menu is different each day, with variety and nutrition always in our minds as we prepare the meal. Commonly, our volunteers who prepare the meal will comment that “the chimps eat better than I do”, or they’d like to make that same recipe at home for themselves. So, below is a recipe that we make for the chimps and monkeys that everyone really loves, and could also be a tasty breakfast bowl to make for yourself in your own kitchen☺
The amount we make is definitely more than you would need to make for yourself, so if you try this at home be sure to pare it down.
13 cups of Rice Chex Cereal
4 whole apples
4 cups of almonds
1 cup of shredded coconut
1 cup of seeds (you could also use granola, other nuts, another diced fruit, etc. instead)
4 cups of almond milk
1 cup dried cranberries
1 Tbsp cinnamon
Dice the apples, then mix all ingredients together. We serve it in paper cups to our chimps and monkeys, and we hear lots of grunts and squeals of delight as they slowly pick through it for their favorite ingredients and savor each bite.