Raw food breakfast ideas-- recipes for smoothies, and much more.
What do you eat for a raw food breakfast - the most important meal of the day? I heard one time that what you eat for breakfast, you will crave for the rest of the day.
Raw Juices -
Using a citrus juicer you can easily juice different kinds of oranges or grapefruts for fresh and raw citrus juice. Or you can start your day with raw vegetable juice. Using what is in my personal opinion the best juicer, you can quickly and easily make fresh nutritious juices that will help you be at your best all day. See Fresh Vegetable Juice recipes for many excellent recipes.
Fresh Raw Fruit - Make a fruit salad the day before and have it ready so you can start your day with fresh fruit. If you are using bananas, you may want to add them just before you are eating.
Raw Food Bars -
You can buy excellent raw food bars and use them for you raw food
breakfast. Some raw food bars that I personally recommend are
Raw Revolution Bars
PURE bars. You can also easily make your own raw food bars.
Smoothies - Check out this page on Breakfast Smoothie Recipes for different smoothie ideas. When you make smoothies you can add such nutritious supplements like chia seeds, protein powder, green powders, bee pollen, etc. Here is a breakfast smoothie idea that has been shared by raw food enthusiasts: Dana Flannery and Helene McGuffie from Australia.
Vegan Raw Food Creamy Protein Shake
They say, "My sisters and I cannot recommend this macadamia smoothie enough
– so good…we had variations on that smoothie every day after school.
is a delicious, completely vegan, completely raw breakfast substitute,
ideal for those trying to increase protein intake. Ideal for raw vegan
bodybuilders and/or weightlifters."
1/2 cup fresh cracked macadamia nuts (or cashews or almonds)
10 strawberries, hulled
1/2 cup fresh pineapple
1 ripe pear, peeled and cored
3 tbsp. raw wheat germ
1/3 cup sesame seeds or 1/3 cup raw tahini
Chill all fruit.
Using a mortar and pestle, grind sesame seeds to create tahini paste if you are not using commercial raw tahini paste.
Grind macadamias (or other nut) to paste consistency.
Combine both with wheat germ to form a very thick, creamy paste. Use a food processor.
Combine all chilled fruits to form a watery juice.
Combine with nut paste to create a thick creamy protein shake. Serve with ice.
Nut Milks - If you think that making nut milk is too messy or time consuming for you to do in the morning, just use this juicer
to easily make fresh nut milk and you can even flavor it with fresh
fruit juices too, all with one machine. Nut milk is a wonderful addition
to any of these raw breakfast ideas.
Raw Version of Traditional Breakfasts - Many raw foodists make raw forms of more traditional recipes usually using a dehydrator.
Colleen Crawford from Ontario, Canada, shares this raw recipe for pancakes that does not require a dehydrator.
3 Cups of ground flax seed
1/4 to 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup or if going totally raw, agave syrup to taste
1/4 cup of pure water
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp coconut oil (gently melted)
1/4 cup of chopped pecans
Combine the above in a medium size mixing bowl. Shape into circles and sprinkle with blueberries.
For Valentine's Day, shape into hearts and top with fresh red raspberries.
This mixture travels well in a sealed plastic container and also freezes well. Enjoy!
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