Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Breakfast in the Raw

Watermelon in July; it's so refreshing. 
That was my breakfast this morning.

 What other great tasting raw treats am I eating for breakfast? 

I made Mimi Kirk's Chia Pudding, though mine was too thick. Don't add too many chia seeds. You can watch her making it here.

If you like yogurt like I do, just add fresh fruit and mashed banana to plain yogurt. Add cinnamon and a scant sprinkling of stevia.
Most often I make a smoothie mid-morning. A green fruit smoothie. I was delighted to find out that you can add fresh greens to a fruit based smoothie and not even tell. My favorites are kale, spinach and bok choy. Pictured is a Raspberry Peach Green Smoothie. Here's my basic recipe but there are probably thousands of variations (use a powerful blender or it will burn out your motor):

Basic Green Fruit Smoothie
  • Fresh or frozen seasonal fruits (cut up) of your choice (banana base is always good)
  • 1 cup juice (bottled or fresh) or 1 cup water with 2 tbs of lemon or lime juice
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of plain yogurt, optional
  • Scant sprinkle of stevia (sweetener) optional (or agave or honey if desired)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, optional
  • Sprinkle of chia seeds, optional (thickener and good for you)
  • Handful of ice
  • Handful of fresh greens
  • 1-2 Tbs of green powder mix (many choices to choose from)
Mix and enjoy!

Mini Breakfast Tostadas

I wanted to make my own living corn chips from local grown corn. It's easy!

This is the recipe  I used based on one in Live Raw by Mimi Kirk:

Cut 8 ears of corn off the cob. Process along with 1/2 cup ground flax seed, 1/4 cup chopped onion, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp of Chili Seasoning, and 4 sun dried tomato halves (soaked for an hr and drained). Drop by large spoonfuls on teflex dehydrator sheets and smooth thin with a spatula. Dehydrate 12 hrs, flip onto regular mesh tray, and go another 12 hours or more till crispy.

Top with greens, tomato, and your favorite sauce. A wonderful way to start the morning or an anytime snack!

Note: If you keep the temp below 110 degrees, you will maintain the important enzymes in your foods.

Fresh Fruit Salad is also common for breakfast. Probably our favorite. Use whatever goodies you have on hand.

Sad to say, but I don't juice too often (uh, using a juicer), but it's an excellent breakfast! Carrot, apple, garlic, lemon, ginger is my mainstay. It's fun to experiment. Celery juice is supposed to lower blood pressure. Norman Walker's book on juicing is a classic and great book on juicing for healing.

There's granola and almond milk along with many other options but this is all I'll share today. Happy eating—and never feel guilty about your food choices; enjoy whatever you eat!

1 comment:

  1. Celery definitely helped to lower my blood pressure and quickly! But yours is already doing great. I'm so excited for you!


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