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06-04-2006, 03:26 PM
I need some ideas for breakfast...I have eaten cooked oatmeal for the last 2 years every morning so I want to find some raw ideas that are "substantial." I know I've read that some of you drink smoothies for breakfast but that doesn't seem to be a great transition idea for me.
P.S. THANK YOU everyone that encouraged me to JUST START eating raw.
I've made nori rolls, mock salmon, flax crackers and fruit leathers. YAHOO!!!!
If I can start this, so can you.
06-04-2006, 03:29 PM
I really enjoy keeping it simple in the morning usually. Some watermelon or berries or a mango or a apple. Occasional I will have a brownie and almond milk for breakfast or make fruit/gronola bars to eat for breakfast.
Hope this helps :)
06-04-2006, 03:30 PM
Shazzie has a recipe called 'pink porridge'.
As far as I can remember, you soak some almonds overnight then strain them. Put them in a food processor and grind them to a porridge-like consistency along with a handful of fresh raspberries. You will probably need to add some extra fresh water to get the right consistency. If it's not sweet enough, you could add some honey or agave syrup.
Its really good and will keep you full until lunchtime.
I have also made this with other fruit, including bananas and mangoes.
06-04-2006, 03:51 PM
Here is a recipe for Apple Cereal that I found online. It is one of my favorites!
1 apple of your choice grated
1 banana chopped
small handful coconut shredded
1/4 cup soaked almonds chopped
1/4 cup sunflower sprouts
splash of almond milk or coconut water
1 tsp raw honey
dash of cinnamon or nutmeg
Mix in a large bowl. Eat.
Another breakfast idea is muesli. If you have raw oats, soak them for a while and then add grated apple, nuts, raisins, seeds, whatever you like!
:) :) :)
06-04-2006, 04:00 PM
I like to soak buckwheat overnight, then drain and rinse it. You can dehydrate it for a cruncy cereal or eat it as is for a soft cereal. Serve it with raisins or berries and nut milk. Also, you can take the buckwheat (soaked) and put it in the food processor with some apple, agave or honey, and whatever else you desire and make it into a hot cereal consistency like oat bran. Then you can stir in cinnamon and any spices you like and some raisins or berries or sliced bananas and serve with almond milk or whatever raw milk you like.
06-04-2006, 04:07 PM
If you like oatmeal, get some raw rolled oats or groats, soak and add nuts, cinnamon and/or fruit. Very simple and tastes great.
06-04-2006, 04:30 PM
My favorite breakfast is a cheesecake because I can make it then eat on eat for an entire week.
I make mine as follows:
2 cups almonds - grind them alone in the food processor until they're almost like sand (I don't soak them) then add pitted dates until it begins to hold together a little. You can just stop and feel the dough.. I don't wait until it forms a ball. I like it a little grainier than that.
I press this mixure into a pie dish or a springform pan.
Next, I put 3 or 4 cups of raw cashews into the food processer (I don't wash it after the crust) and process them until they're fine. In a little coffee grinder I grind up 1 tsp of flaxseed and add it to the cashews.
Then I add
the juice from 2 lemons,
1/2 tsp of vanilla or orange flavoring
1/4 to 1/2 cup honey (dpends on your taste)
a few spoons of coconut oil (optional)
2 bananas, broken up
I blend this until it's very smooth, then pour it over the crust and smooth it out with a spatula.
Put it in the fridge with a plate or saran wrap over it and let it chill.
In the morning, just cut a piece and put it on a plate or in a bowl. It holds its shape really nicely
For a topping I use whatever fruit I have.
I might blend up some strawberries, OR blackberries, OR blueberries, OR pears OR peaches.. whatever...with a little honey. Leave them a bit chunky, not too smooth. Then I just pour a few spoonfulls over the piece of cheesecake and voila! GREAT substantial breakfast with a lot of fiber and fresh fruit.
Sometimes I just chop up a piece of fresh pineapple and toss it on top.
This will hold me a few hours - longer than a smoothie.
Plus you'll poop like a champ! ::laugh::: :D
On what other diet can you eat cheescake for breakfast!?
06-04-2006, 05:14 PM
I usually have fruit w/ some romaine lettuce or a green drink.
If I am feeling like I need something substantial I will have a Alissa's Rye Bagel or Raw Bread.
06-05-2006, 07:22 AM
Hi~ :) I usually eat fruit for breakfast but if you are looking for something to give you the same weighty feel in the stomach as oatmeal you might try one of the raw granolas on this site...sorry I don't have the recipe....I made a huge batch some time ago and it keeps very well....put some in a bowl, add a chopped banana and some almond milk and you have a very filling and substantial meal not to mention very tasty...the one I made used sprouted buckwheat I think~
06-05-2006, 07:58 AM
My favorite breakfast is a banana or two with a ripe mango!! It takes me a while to eat and keeps me going until my mid-morning snack...I usually munch on fruit until lunchtime!
If I'm not feeling lazy, sometimes I'll blend flax seeds, 1.5 bananas, 1 mango and throw in a couple of strawberries if I have them...I make a sort of pudding and put some banana, strawberry, and mango slices on top with a little bit of drizzled agave!!
I know that sounds like a dessert, but trust me it's pretty filling!! You might like it, because you eat it like oatmeal :)
I am a fruit until noon girl. AFTER my wheatgrass, though, which is first on an empty stomach.
I keep it simple: a banana, some grapes, blueberries, orange or apple slices.
As a teacher, it's easier for me to graze through the morning on fruits.
(Then in the afternoon I graze on veggies. I guess I am a grazer!)
06-05-2006, 09:24 AM
alissa sells oats on her website... they are so yummy. i believe there is a simple yummy recipe on the site too - soak in water, then add coconut butter, agave, sea salt, cinnamon -- it was AMAZING!!!!
my fav heavy breakfast is apple with almond butter. even better if you add honey, sea salt and cinnamon.
06-05-2006, 10:16 AM
"Buckwheaties" is an excellent idea. We top them off with fruit and almond milk.
Also, sometimes we have "crepes" for breakfast.... though it is more of a dessert I guess :eek:
Most of the time, we have a large fruit platter, buckwheaties or a smoothie. We always have a green smoothie first. Sometimes that in itself fills me up for several hours. I'm not a huge breakfast person.. I like to have something light (green smoothie) and then eat something again later in the day around 12 or so.
Hubby has a bigger appetite than me though, so I have to be sure to have something else in case he needs something.
06-05-2006, 12:49 PM
This is a substantial breakfast that I eat once in a while. I think I actually got the recipe from this board but am not sure exactly where so I cannot give the proper credit....It is very good!!
2 grated apples
2 sliced bannanas
1/2 cup soaked raisins
1/2 cup soaked almonds
1/2 cup soaked sunflower seeds
1/2 cup soaked walnuts
1 lemon juiced
1 orange juiced
coarsley grind the ingredients with honey and cinnamon (optional)....Enjoy!!
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