I just learned that the March 8-12 was National School Breakfast Week. So in belated recognition of this important health initiative and in celebration of the most important meal of the day, this month’s blogs are going to be devoted to breakfast...raw food-style.
Have you had a chance to watch my video Raw Food Breakfast – Raw Granola with Almond Milk? In it, I demonstrate how to make a recipe that will give your teeth something to do along with your taste buds when you wake up in the morning.
Not only is breakfast the most important meal of the day, it’s also my favorite. I won’t deny that I also have a certain affinity for lunchtime and dinnertime and snack-time, but breakfast time is my daily opportunity to get a fresh start on life. Regardless of what I’ve done or eaten the day before, my raw breakfast routine provides me with the nutrition I need so that I can enjoy a busy day being me.
I admit, I’m not really thinking about nutrition when the clock goes off at 5 am. So it certainly makes it easier for me to put my feet on the floor knowing that something delicious is in my future. Smoothies get a lot of attention as a healthy breakfast, and I definitely enjoy them, but there are other raw food dishes that are perfect, too.
And that brings us back to Raw Granola with Raw Almond Milk, a real ‘fan favorite’ from my book Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People. It’s the polar opposite of a smoothie; it’s chewy. And unlike commercial granolas, my raw food granola recipe contains no refined sugar or oil...yet it has just as much sweetness and crunch as the traditional cereal.
Instead of toasting ingredients which strips away their nutrition, in a raw food granola, you soak nuts nuts and sunflower seeds. Combine the mixture with raisins, fresh fruits, and then splash on some raw almond milk for a heart, satisfying meal.
Are you already a raw crunchy granola kind of guy or gal? Do you have a favorite add-in that you’d like to talk about? I’d love to know what goes into your cereal bowl. Click the comment button and post your thoughts.
Here's the raw granola recipe.
Next week, we’ll talk more about nut milk, a versatile raw food staple you can use in so many interesting ways.
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