Blackberry overnight oats

Overnight oats require soaking overnight but in the morning they are ready to be eaten straight away from the fridge making them a brilliant breakfast for when you’re pushed for time.

I wanted to make my oats look so amazing I couldn’t resist eating them.

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Instructions

2/3 cup oats – I recommend gluten free

2/3 cup almond milk – I prefer home made

 

Additional ingredients 

Blackberries

For awesome yumminess I stirred in blended blackberries. I love the pastel purple colour.   Personally I don’t mind bits but if you like smooth purées you’ll need to then pass the blended berries through muslin. You can prepare a punnet and freeze portions ready to used when needed.  Save some whole ones for the top.

Edible flowers for total gorgeousness.

Chopped pistachios.  I used a pestle and mortar to break them up.

Sliced banana

Sliced strawberry

Toasted quinoa.  The only cooked ingredient.

Raw chocolate powder dusted over the banana

Dessicated coconut.  Total heaven!

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Fruit salad bowl with raspberry cream

This is a beautifully vibrant breakfast that will make your heart sing.  and its wonderfully simple.

 

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Instructions

Start by chopping up your favourite fruit into a bowl.  I enjoy strawberries, papaya and bananas.  Mix in alfalfa sprouts.

Blend a punnet of raspberries then pass through fine muslin until you have smooth raspberry juice.

Blend a handful of cashew nuts with the raspberries until you have a cream.

Pour the cream over the fruit salad.

Add some alfalfa sprouts on the top with any nuts or seeds that you enjoy! yum!

 

 

 

 

Banana Chia with Nut Crumble

This is one of my favourite breakfasts when I want something easy and very  filling.  The banana chia recipe I found on the lovely Oh She Glows website.  It’s  left overnight so that the chia seeds can thicken and swell in the banana and almond milk mixture, then  half the breakfast is ready for when you get up!  I always top mine with berries as they’re nutrient dense power houses and great for slimmers as they are low calorie.  You could have anything you fancy on it; raisins, cinnamon, nuts or seeds, the choice is yours.  I particularly enjoy the nut crumble and it feels gorgeously decadent

 

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Instructions

Banana Chia

4 tbsp chia seeds

1 Cup almond milk

2 Small ripe bananas – mashed

1/2 tsp vanilla essence

2 pinches cinnamon (optional)

 

Mash the bananas in a bowl then add the chia seeds.  Whisk in the almond milk, vanilla and cinnamon and leave in the fridge overnight.

 

Nut Crumble 

1 1/4 cups macadamia nuts

1/2 cup brazil nuts

Juice from 1/2 lemon

2 tsp honey

 

Firstly soak the nuts for 2 hours, this is to mimic nature and make the nuts easier to digest.  Typically nuts, grains and seeds will need to survive until proper growing conditions are present. Nature’s defence mechanism to ensure this survival includes nutritional inhibitors and toxic substances that can be removed naturally when there is enough precipitation to sustain a new plant after the nut, grain or seed germinates. When it rains the nut, grain or seed gets wet and can then germinate to produce a plant. So we are mimicking nature when we soak our nuts, grains and seeds.

Then whiz the nuts up in the blender until they’re chopped.

Add the lemon juice, honey and salt then blend again.

This mixture can be prepared in advance and stored for about 24 hours in the fridge.

When ready to eat your banana chia pudding place the nut crumble on top and Enjoy!

 

 

‘Go To’ Alfalfa Muesli

This was the first recipe I tried when I made the transition to raw food.  The recipe was devised by the lovely Saskia Fraser from Raw Freedom and has become my ‘go to’ breakfast.  Its simple and refreshing and takes only moments to put together.  The recipe below lists the ingredients I usually add,  however you can use any fruit, nuts or seeds that you enjoy.  I often add banana or pear.  Freshly made almond milk is wonderful but if you are pushed for time a shop bought almond milk will do fine.  I often add toasted quinoa as it gives a nice malty flavour,  I use a shop bought toasted quinoa with no added ingredients.

 

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Ingredients

Strawberries chopped

Papaya chopped

2 handfuls of alfalfa

2 dates chopped

2 tbsp sunflower seeds

2 tbsp toasted quinoa

Almond milk as required

 

Children love making their own muesli too!

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Perfect Porridge

Buckwheat is a nutritious, versatile grain-like seed that can be used as an alternative to rice and porridge.

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Ingredients

1/2 cup Buckwheat (soaked overnight)

1 Date or 1 tsp Agave syrup

100 ml Almond milk home-made if possible

 

Blend the buckwheat with the almond milk and date or agave syrup until it forms a porridge like consistency.  you can adjust the volume of almond milk added until you get the consistence you enjoy.  Sometimes I add ginger which has a lovely warming effect in the colder months.  Add berries, pistachios and bee pollen as a lovely summery topping. Enjoy!

 

 

Beautiful Vibrant Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

This vibrant breakfast smoothie bowl can  be prepared in 15 minutes and consists of all natural and raw ingredients.  Give it a try!

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Ingredients

1 Ripe banana

100 ml Almond milk

Handful punnet raspberries

1 Punnet strawberries

1/2 Small beetroot

 

Place all ingredients in a blender and whiz up, if it’s too think just add a little more almond milk.  The beetroot gives the lovely deep purple colour.  Dress the smoothie bowl with strawberries, sliced banana and any nuts and seeds that you enjoy! this smoothie bowl is literally packed with nutrients and will have you feeling good all morning.