Friday, January 8, 2010

Raw Vegan "Breakfast Treat" :)

I used to call this my Raw Vegan Oatmeal but Dan won't let me call it that anymore since it doesn't contain any actual oats and Dan despises misnomers, lol.

I've been toying around with this "recipe" for a few weeks now, and I love every variation I've tried =P

The basic components are 1 banana, 1 serving of up to 3 ground or easily digestible grains/seeds (depending how dry/oatmealy you want it to be), and a sweetener.

Today I used 3 tbsp (1 serving, 6g protein) organic, raw golden flax seed (ground with my mortar (sp?) and pestle, which takes a while but you could obviously use a grain mill or coffee grinder if you have one).

I usually use 2 tbsp (1 serving, 11g protein) of shelled hemp seeds but the grocery store I shopped at last didn't have any, so I'll have to go without until I can find some :(

"In place" (in quotations because it no where near replaces hemp seed) of the hemp seed I used 1 tbsp ground sunflower seeds (shelled, obviously). These seeds ground up really nice, almost into a flour, and lent great texture to this "breakfast treat" ;)

So you mash the banana. Add your seeds. Add 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/8 tsp nutmeg (optional). Add sweetener of choice (today I used 1/2 tsp raw honey, sometimes I use [real!] maple syrup, which is not raw but is ridiculously delicious and breakfasty, and natural, so screw you). You COULD use agave, I suppose, if you really like the taste of it... it might overpower the other flavours here though, idk.

And that's basically it!

Today I also topped it with some raw goji berries, cranberries, pumpkin seeds & walnuts (Organically Yours' "Goji Trek Mix")

delissssshhhh <3 nothx@bacon&eggs. THIS is how I like to start my day :) With effective, usable, raw nutrients. I also considered chopping up some 85% cacao for topping but decided to save that until after breakfast ;)