View Full Version : Hearty breakfast ideas please?
11-26-2006, 08:18 PM
The meal I have the most trouble with is breakfast. I love breakfast! It gets me out of bed in the morning. I like a fairly hearty breakfast. Before raw I ate a bowl of steel cut oatmeal with soymilk and some sort of fruit (usually mango) almost every day. I know a lot of people say to start with just fruit and that is fine, but I am not satisfied after just fruit in the morning. Does anyone have any good ideas for breakfast for me? I am usually fine finding things to eat for lunch and dinner that are raw. Thank you so much!
11-26-2006, 08:28 PM
I still eat steel cut oats sometimes although they have been said to not be truly raw (Alissa sells some really raw, flaked oats on her site, though) and if you want to use either of those (the steel cut or the ones on Alissa's site) you can sub soymilk with nutmilk or just water and add agave nectar, raisins, etc. to it.
I also like to add a little coconut oil and sea salt for a "buttery" flavor!
Aside from that, you can chop up apples, bananas and whatever other fruit into a bowl; add some nut milk (I also like to use almond butter and a little water instead of actual nut milk) and add cinnamon, dash of sea salt (opt), raisins, etc. and that's really good and filling.
Then, if you have a dehydrator, you can make grawnola out of seeds, nuts, sprouted buckwheat, sweetener of choice, etc. and dehydrate until crunchy and then break that up into a bowl with nut milk, or eat dry by the handful OR dehydrate until not crunchy, but dry and eat as bars.
Also, there is the option of smoothies (all fruit or fruit and green leafies) and to make those even more filling you can add hemp seeds or nuts or nutmilk but I find them to be quite filling with just fruit or fruit and greens.
The longer you are raw, you will find that even a simple fruit meal will fill you up as long as you eat enough of it!
11-26-2006, 08:34 PM
hi VP .
for me i make my own trail mix of walnuts almonds raisins sunflowerseed pumpkinseed choppedupdrydates choppedupdryfigs etc
i eat this mix with fresh bananas
a couple cups of mix with a couple of bananas and ive got fuel to burn all day
welcome to alissas site :)
11-27-2006, 03:53 AM
Hi Cindy! I eat porridge here in the winter months for a heavier breakfast than just fruit.. I soak about in cup of buckwheat and then blend with 2 or 3 bananas. When reasonably smooth I serve in a bowl with a chopped apple and raisins. For varitation you can blend berries with it or any other fruit you like! I hope this helps, I really like it..
Fly forever free..
11-27-2006, 04:03 AM
Alissa's strawberry crepes!
11-27-2006, 04:53 AM
Medjool dates stuffed with almond butter:)
Soak raw oats overnight, add almond milk, dates and honey, cinnamon, vanilla and put it in dehydrator for 1 hr. enjoy!!
The above ideas are good!
I agree that adding some dried fruit or nuts/seeds to a fruit breakfast can add more bulk and keep you going longer before getting hungry again. Thats what I did.
I also soak raw oats overnight then add nuts, seeds, raisins etc in the morning.
11-27-2006, 08:42 AM
When you soak oats overnight, do you have to rinse them...like, do they get slimy like buckwheat. I want to know, because I would put steel cut oats in water, with fruit etc. in the dehydrator overnight...ready to eat in the morning. Would that work?
11-27-2006, 08:44 AM
Oh...do you have to soak steel-cut oats?? I bought some from the HFS thinking they were raw...I will still use them....next time buying Alissa's raw ones....but do I need to soak them overnight??
11-27-2006, 09:07 AM
The steel cut oats don't get like buckwheat...but what I usually do if soaking overnight is to rinse them and then soak them in a bowl (usually the bowl I plan to eat them out of)...but no rinsing in the morning.
But they are softer when you pre-soak them although you CAN soak for about an hour and then process in the food processor to kinda break them down a bit.
I used to soak overnight, then the next morning toss into the food processor with my sweetener (dates or agave) and process until kinda like the consistency of porridge I guess and then add some raisins, apples and bananas, cinnamon, and a little sea salt and then pulse chop all of that. It was YUMMY!
Now, I have one of those grain flakers so I roll the oat groats and I don't have to soak them overnight anymore as the flakes more readily absorb the water (or nut milk) and get softer much quicker than the whole or steel cut oats that haven't been rolled.
11-27-2006, 09:33 AM
Thanks RK....I knew I could count on you.
11-27-2006, 10:42 AM
Soak pecans overnight in juice from an orange, in the am mix pecans with slices of banana and strawberries
11-27-2006, 11:25 AM
Lots of great ideas here! I also like to soak dried fruits overnight and then sprinkle nuts or seeds on top with some cinnamon and that also makes a filling breakfast. I use prunes, dates, raisins, apricots, or any other dried fruits. It feels like a good winter type breakfast to me and is more filling than fresh fruits although you can add those to the mix too.
11-27-2006, 12:01 PM
One of my staples is raw oatmeal I make soaking oat groats. I soak them for eight hours and then drain and rinse them and then soak them again for another eight to twelve hours. Then I process them with a peeled apple, maple syrup, a little water, vanilla and cinnamon until it becomes the consistency of oatmeal. I top it with chopped apples and raisins.
For a quicker meal I just make a banana shake. All it is is frozen bananas and water. You'd be surprised that bananas and water make such a good shake.
11-27-2006, 02:07 PM
Wow! Thank you all so much! So many wonderful ideas. My mouth is watering. I had no idea I could still have my steel cut oats. Yay! I'm going to the grocery store today...going to try making almond milk for the first time tonight. I'm super inspired to try everything! I wish I could have smoothies in the morning, but I leave for work at 5am and the kitchen is next to my roommate's room...I don't think she'd be too pleased with me if I used my vitamix that early! Thanks again!
11-27-2006, 11:07 PM
Rawkinlocs, what's a grain flaker and where can I get one?
Crazy Healer Lady
11-27-2006, 11:42 PM
Wow thanks on this end, too! I was having trouble with this as well, and would resort to cooked oatmeal in the morning because otherwise I'm hungry ON THE WAY to work!
Rawkinlocs, you're amazing ^_^
11-28-2006, 12:27 AM
Thanks Crazyhealerlady :D
Raw Magwene, here is a link to the grain flaker I own: http://www.kitchenkneads.com/index.php?module=store_listings&action=view_listing&listing=63
At one time, there was a website one of the members here shared with us that sold this item for about $24 as they were discontinuing them but now, those are all gone. If you're interested in one of these, I'd search the 'net for the best price as I've seen them for lower than the above link sells them for...somewhere like around $64 or so, but I can't recall the site I saw that on as it's been a while since I searched.
11-28-2006, 12:35 AM
What a cool gadget!
Thanks, I'll see what I can find online!
11-28-2006, 06:49 AM
I used to eat my porridge (oatmeal) very very runny with lots and lots of honey. So now I make it by soaking flaxseeds over night, then grinding in the food processor with medjool dates until the seeds are all broken up, which can take a long time because they're difficult to grind after they've soaked.
My breakfast was always either porridge or weetabix, mixed up with lots of honey.
I made that by blending ground flaxseeds (unsoaked) with banana, apple and some water.
11-28-2006, 06:53 AM
When I first started eating raw, my breakfast was a bowl containing -
1 chopped banana
1 chopped apple
1 chopped pear
chopped dried dates, apricots, raisins, sultana, prunes, figs
with coconut milk poured over, and eaten with a spoon like cereal. m-mm!
11-28-2006, 06:53 AM
a recipe from living-foods.com:
Winter Buckwheat Breakfast
1 cup sprouted or soaked buckwheat
8 soaked dates
2 Tablespoons shredded coconut
fresh cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
1. Put everything in a blender of food processor, or Champion juicer with blank plate.
2. Adjust the ingredients to your taste.
3. You can add bananas or other soaked dried fruit and nuts.
11-28-2006, 06:57 AM
You could also have any of the raw breads spread with blended berries/fruit (jam/marmalade) or nut butter or spreads.
Juliano has a recipe for toast, or dehydrated eggplant tastes like toast.
Juliano's book has a recipe for a portabello mushroom sandwich.
Or you could have refried beans, on top of bread or toast, to imitate beans on toast.
There are the egg recipes in this thread, and there's a pretend bacon, so you could even have bacon, eggs, sausage and refried beans.
4 cups soaked sunflower seeds (2 ½ cups before soaking)
½ cup flax oil, hemp oil, or olive oil
3 ½ tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. chili powder
2 ½ tsp. cumin powder
1 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt
1 Tbs. unpasteurized dark miso paste
3 Tbs. raw tahini
1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
¾ cup pure water
Put all ingredients in a food processor and puree until creamy. Best served warmed in the dehydrator at 105 degrees.
(You can make "burritos" with lettuce as the shell and add some guacamole and salsa as well.)
- from Elaina Love, Pure Joy Living Foods
Michelle has made this several times - I use olive oil, and don't have miso yet, so left out the miso and just put in 3 1/2 Tbl tahini - came out super!)
11-28-2006, 06:59 AM
You could even have lunch and dinner foods for breakfast. My mum usually has the leftovers of her dinner from the previous night, or crackers with pate's and spreads.
11-28-2006, 07:01 AM
She also likes really really thick flax crackers (much thicker than a slice of bread, like a big hunk of farmhouse bread you've sliced yourself) with banana between two to make a banana sandwich.
11-28-2006, 07:02 AM
11-28-2006, 09:31 AM
I love sprouted and dehydrated buckwheat! With some almond milk and cut up fruit - very delish and filling!
11-28-2006, 09:59 AM
Mmmm raw pancakes sound yummy! I'll have to try that. This morning I had soaked steel cut oatmeal and added a banana and a couple pecans and a touch of agave. It was delicious! I'll make the almond milk today (the nuts had to soak). I was very happy to have oatmeal again!
I was wondering if I could make up a big batch and blend it all up and have it keep for a couple days? What do you think?
11-29-2006, 05:24 PM
I bought a product called Kookie Karma. In a box there are about 12 I think and while it is a smidge pricey I have found that they work well for me. They are 100% raw and come in several different flavors. I have banana bread flavor and granola flavor (or something like that). Anyways, one small round individually packed cookie is made of 100% raw ingredients and it fills me up big time. :)
11-29-2006, 07:34 PM
Apple Raisin Muesli
Taste like the best oatmeal ever!
3/4 cup Rolled Oats
2 Tbl Soaked flax seeds
1 medium Granny Smith Apple, cored
1 tsp lemon juice
Sauce: 1/3 cup Raisins
1/2 tsp each Cinnamon and Vanilla
1/2 Ripe banana
1 Tbl Hot filtered water (or as needed)
Dash of Nutmeg
1. Soak oats in 3/4 cup of filtered water overnight in a medium sized bowl.
Stir in the flax seeds.
2. Shred the apple using a medium grate disk in a food processor. Transfer to the
bowl of oats and mix in the lemon.
3. Put the raisins and the next 5 ingredients into a food processor and pulse chop
until blended thoroughly, pour on top of Muesli and mix in.
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