image: soaked groats breakfast
recipes inspired and adapted from the book "Raw Food," by Erica Palmcrantz
soaked grains breakfast
oats and chia seeds
add one cup raw rolled oats with one-quarter cup organic raw chia seeds into a glass bowl. add one cup water; stir. add one teaspoon powdered vanilla and one-half teaspoon cinnamon and mix. add an additional one-quarter cup water and stir; cover and let sit overnight. stir oats in the morning and transfer to glass storage jar and store in refrigerator. place one-half to one cup oat mixture in a bowl. chop one organic nectarine and chop one-quarter cup raw organic walnuts; sprinkle fruit and nuts on top of oats and enjoy. note: lately, this has been my favorite breakfast!
buckwheat or groats
add one cup raw buckwheat into a glass bowl and cover with water, stir and let sit overnight. strain buckwheat in the morning into a strainer and rinse with water. blot buckwheat dry with a cloth towel and transfer to glass storage jar and store in refrigerator. chop one organic apple or organic pear and chop one-quarter cup raw organic nuts of choice (walnuts); sprinkle fruit and nuts on top of buckwheat and drizzle with raw local honey.
sprout green lentils, french lentils or mung beans according to directions a few days in advance; rinse and store in refrigerator. rinse sprouts before use and top with a chopped organic apple and local maple syrup.
soak one-half cup buckwheat overnight in water; rinse and drain in morning. blend soaked buckwheat with one-quarter cup of water until desired consistency. chop organic pear one organic dried date; and add to blender. add one-quarter teaspoon cinnamon and blend to desired consistency.
add one cup raw rolled oats to large glass bowl. add four tablespoons organic raisins. chop six organic dried apricots and add to bowl. chop six organic dried prunes and add to bowl. chop one-half cup of organic raw walnuts, almonds, cashews and hazlenuts; add to bowl. add one-quarter cup of organic raw sunflower seeds and flax seeds to bowl. if desired, stir in one tablespoon vanilla powder and one-half tablespoon cinnamon. place muesli in air-tight jar and store in refrigerator. serve drizzled with raw local honey plain or over nut milk.
fruit and nut breakfast salads
super berry salad
slice organic raw super berries (or raw seasonal organic fruit) and chop organic raw hazelnuts. add to bowl, stir and drizzle with raw local honey.
apple, date and nut salad
chop one large organic apple, two organic dried dates and one-quarter cup organic raw walnuts. add to bowl, stir and add cinnamon to taste; drizzle with raw local honey if desired.
apricot and apple
soak five organic apricots in one-half cup water overnight. in blender, add apricots with one-half of the soaking water; blend. add one large organic apple or organic pear; blend. add one-half teaspoon vanilla powder and blend remaining soaking water to desired consistency.
nut milk smoothie
soak one-half cup raw organic almonds (or use your favorite raw organic nuts)for eight hours; rinse and drain. add almonds and one cup water to blender and blend. chop one organic dried date and add to almond milk and blend. add fresh organic super fruits of choice and blend.
banana and nut butter smoothie
blend one tablespoon nut butter of choice (almond) with one cup water. chop one organic date and blend. blend in one tablespoon raw local honey and one-two teaspoons raw caco powder to taste. blend in banana and enjoy.