View Full Version : Winter Breakfasts - Need Help
12-26-2010, 10:39 AM
I can't seem to find a raw breakfast I like during the winter. In the summer I find that I crave fruit, so smoothies are great. In the winter, I'm used to eating unsweetened oatmeal. I've tried making dehydrated buckwheat granola, but it seems drying and I find a lot of it still undigested...you know where ;)
The other problem I have, even in the summer, is that I burn through fruit like it's nothing and am hungry 2 hours later. Adding fat doesn't seem to help any (and I've heard a lot of raw people end up having problems over time with too much fruit/fat combining).
Any good ideas for hearty breakfasts that will last me until lunch? I've always had a fast metabolism; I'm 5'2" and have weighed around 100 lbs since high school (I'm 46 now).
12-26-2010, 10:56 AM
In Alissa's book she has raw lasagna, calzones, bagels, etc. In other books you can find raw pancakes, bacon. Make up some burgers and you don't even have to dehydrate them... just wrap them in collards. Who says you need to eat what someone has chosen to call "breakfast" foods? Eat what feels and tastes good!
You SHOULD be hungry 2 hours after eating fruit. It's a fast digester and cleanser. That's what it's supposed to do.
12-26-2010, 11:15 AM
If you like oatmeal. Buy oat groats, soak them overnight. Put them in the blender with a little water. You can put in agave nectar or dates for sweetness and some cinnamon. Blend, It will be on the thick side. I like to cut up bananas and throw in some raisins as a garnish. You can throw in whatever you like. I love this recipe, it keeps me pretty full in the mornings for the days i go into work.
12-26-2010, 01:09 PM
I love Chia Goodness which is a raw breakfast cereal. It also provides Omega 3's and protein.
12-26-2010, 01:29 PM
Thanks for the ideas. GreenT, how much water to groats? Do you keep it in the fridge overnight? Do they need to be drained and rinsed the next morning or do you just throw it all in the blender?
12-26-2010, 02:49 PM
12-26-2010, 04:47 PM
Your welcome....I rinse the groats and then soak them in enough water to cover. I just leave it out on the counter overnight. In the morning i drain and rinse it, then put it in the blender. I add enough water so that it mixes well. I normally don't measure. But if you soak about 1 cup of groats, you will use about 1/2 cup or so of water to blend if its too thick for your liking just add a little more water .
Raw Angel Mom
12-26-2010, 05:31 PM
About a raw granola. You can make it with almost anything that sprout. My favorite is sprouted buckwheat then dehydrated, then add any dry fruits such apples and blueberries and a touch of cinnamon. Eat with your favorite raw vegan milk. I like to use hemp seed and make a milk with it.
It is delicious and crunchy.
Something else and very quick. Chia seed with golden berries, raisin and goji berries. Mixe with water about 1 part of chia seed with same amount of berries mixed with about 5 part of water and a table spoon of cinnamon and 1 tea spoon of vanilla. Then slice a medium ripe banana very thin and juice one fresh lemon, mix gently with your chia and refrigerate for 1/2 hours. Eat plain like this or add a sweetener with a raw vegan milk. I like it plain.
You can have also a raw bread or raw crackers with a home made jam (any dry fruit soak in water then blend).
So many ideas, just have fun with your food.
12-26-2010, 05:39 PM
Dense meals will help you feel full. I find liquid or pureed meals fill me up more than just whole food.
I prefer the raw rolled oats to the groats since it's softer and much closer to cooked.
Oats, soaked overnight in water or nut milk
Optional: Raisins, Nuts-walnuts or pecans are especially good
12-27-2010, 12:52 AM
hemp hearts are very filling .
when i was on the road, this is what filled me up for a day of walking....
and some chai water(chai tea instead of just water) to add liquid to the flax.
12-27-2010, 08:21 AM
I love hemp seeds too. Here's something I make often (eating it this morning):
1-2 Tbs Hemp seeds
Optional: 1-2 cups Greens, Chia Seed Gel
Usually I'll add greens, but find I don't usually need the cinnamon because it's sweet enough. There's many recipes with hemp & chia seeds.
12-27-2010, 08:31 AM
I make a hearty smoothie:
1 c Almond milk
2 TB hemp or more
1/2 c blueberries
greens-spinach or kale
This holds me to lunch when I have this. Most days I start with fruit-
8:00 fruit-1-2 pieces
9:30 more fruit
11:30 green smoothie 16 oz just fruit and greens
1:00 lunch (that smoothie above)
This is my routine most days at work. I can eat at my desk as i need to.
Raw Angel Mom
12-27-2010, 10:14 AM
Forgot, something quick an easy, since Hemp seeds is promoted, here, lol...
1 medium banana, 1 table spoon of raw cacao, 1 table spoon of hemp seed. Mash well with a fork and just enjoy. It is quite filling
12-28-2010, 06:30 AM
Breakfast is always such an enticing time... because I never know for sure what my body is going to crave when I wake up.
I typically eat something along the lines of a huge veggie juice, superfood smoothie, bee pollen, thai coconuts or just simply whole fruits.
I got home the other day and realized whole foods had accidentally only charged me 6.95 for a 16.95 bag of raw organic cacao beans!! WOW was I happy.. I have a scar healing so I've been focusing on skin-nourising foods and alkaline hydration. This was definitely in the back of my mind when I mixed up a heaping scoop of these cacao beans crushed with ripe banana, raw local honey, fresh vanilla bean and a nice helping of raw cold-pressed cacao butter... all together to make an unbelievable too-good-to-be-true nourishing breakfast.
It's unbelievable sometimes what raw pure ingredients can make, both in taste and what it does for well-being.
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