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Raw breakfast ideas

Happy new year my dear followers!

It has been an immensely long time since my last post, but the idea of this specific one I have had for a while already as people keep on asking me, besides what do I eat in general, what do I usually have for breakfast.

So this is a post about my usual breakfasts πŸ™‚

1. A melon. It’s that simple. I try to vary, have honeydew one morning, cantaloupe another, galia on another one. Just half it and start spooning the delicious juicy flesh, or cut it into slices πŸ™‚

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2. A pineapple. I love pineapple. And usually have no difficulty in having a whole one for a meal. Usually breakfast. Just spend that 5 minutes peeling and cutting it and enjoy!

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3. A smoothie. I am quite fond of smoothies as they can be very varied and require little effort. Just blend 3-5 bananas with dates/berries/greens, add some superfoods like spirulina/chlorella/chia seeds/maca and you’ve created yourself an amazingly nutritious and filling breakfast! πŸ™‚ One of my favourite combinations is banana-spinach-blueberry with some parsley. YUMMEEE!

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4. A glass of juice.Β It’s incredibly healthy to start your day with a nourishing glass of freshly made juice. For example carrot-ginger-orange. Or spinach-apple-cucumber-ginger-lime πŸ™‚ Or just have it as an addition to any of the other breakfast items!

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5. Raw porridge.Β There are a couple of ways to make raw porridge. I have once before tried just soaking oats overnight with raisins and other ingredients and then eating it in the morning cold. Close enough to actual porridge but I found out that most oats are heat-treated to make them into oat flakes which means it would not be exactly raw.
Thus I have tried to use raw buckwheat instead! And it’s pretty amazing! Just soak the buckwheat overnight so it’s nice and soft by morning, and blend it with some soaked dates, and then add raisins or anything else on the top, or blend it with bananas (and dates)! I also added a handful of goji berries and raisins on the top, as well as buckhorn syrup, which is not raw, but it’s healthy, and sweetens it as well. Not necessary in any way to add though πŸ™‚ Amazing!

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6. Raw muesli/cereal.Β It is very easy to make and tastes amazing! And I think is quite cheap as well, depending on what you like to have in it of course. I have made my muesli base by soaking and dehydrating raw buckwheat groats. And then adding raisins, goji berries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, desiccated coconut, chopped almonds/cashews/brazils… Whatever you desire basically! On another occasion I actually made sort of cinnamon cereal. I soaked buckwheat and blended it with some vanilla, agave and cinnamon and then spreading it on a dehydrator sheet and dehydrating it, half-way dry I drove lines inside there to make it better to be broken into pieces afterwards. And then I add all the good stuff again πŸ™‚ And you can serve both of them with water or juice or freshly made nut-mylk! (just soak a cup of nuts for 4 cups of water which you will blend and separate the pulp from – remaining the liquid of the milk!)

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8. Something nice and sweet.Β Sometimes I like to have a self-indulgent sweet breakfast. For example make some toffee and have it with apples (or make them into sandwiches). Or I remember having done this quite amazing mango-delight – base and top was a mixture of dates, raisins, cashews and coconut, I reckon to process it roughly together, and in between have sliced mango. I do remember eating it, pretty amazing indeed.

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So that’s my raw vegan breakfast guide πŸ™‚ Very easy, quick and nutritious, the way it’s supposed to be! I hope it gave you some ideas or motivation to have your breakfast raw πŸ˜‰

Enjoy!

Eli x

Hello again, my dear followers,

I thought I’d share some thoughts and ‘recipes’ about a detoxing I did the past week. I had in usually two juices and one smoothie per day. The reason was for cleansing as I had quite a lot of cooked and maybe not the best health-wise food when I was travelling about in July, so I felt it was in order to return the state of my intestines to normal. On most days I didn’t have anything else to eat but the juices and a smoothie but on a couple I had a fruit or few and I also couldn’t retain myself from having some dried mulberries which I received a few days ago. Or a few fresh berries from my friends’ garden. πŸ™‚ But I tried to be mostly on the liquids. It was not difficult due to the smoothie in a day for it gave quite many calories extra and it’s basically solid food anyway (which is why I didn’t mind having some fruits in their original form).

But, here cometh the recipes.

Monday:

detox day 1

Breakfast – watermelon juice with mint (used up a whole watermelon and a bunch of mint)
Lunch –Β banana-spinach-pineapple-coriander smoothie (3 bananas, a biiiig bunch of spinach, a small bunch of coriander, 1/2 pineapple)
Dinner – carrot-orange-lime-ginger juice (500-600g carrots, 3 oranges, a nice nob of ginger, juice from one lime)

Tuesday:

detox 2

Breakfast – courgette-apple-celery-pineapple juice (2 courgettes, 2 stalks of celery, 1 apple, 1/2 pineapple, half a lemon juice and a nob of ginger)
Lunch – cucumber–spinach-apple-grape juice (1 cucumber, a big bunch of spinach (100g), 2 apples, 400g green grapes)
Dinner banana-spinach-raspberry smoothie (4 bananas, 100g spinach, 150-200g frozen raspberries)

Wednesday:

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Breakfast was leftover lunch from the previous day.
Lunch – carrot-celery-orange juice (750g carrots, 2 stalks of celery, 5 oranges)
Dinner – banana-peach-date smoothie (3 bananas, 400g frozen peach pieces, 200g dates)

Thursday:

detox day 4

Breakfast – cantaloupe juice (one whole cantaloupe melon)
Lunch –Β courgette-celery-apple-ginger juice (3 courgettes, 1 stalk of celery, 5 apples, a nob of ginger)
Dinner (forgot photo) – banana-spinach-coriander-berry smoothie (3 bananas, 100g spinach, a bunch of coriander, 300g frozen berry mix)

Friday:

detox day 5

Breakfast honeydew melon-pineapple juice (1 honeydew melon, 2/3 pineapple)
Lunch cucumber-coriander-apple juice with a hint of kiwi, pineapple and celery (1.5 cucumbers, a bunch of coriander, 5 apples, 4 kiwis, 1/3 pineapple, two stalks of celery)
Dinner – carrot-orange-grapefruit juice (1.5kg carrots, 2 grapefruits, 3 oranges) (REALLY like the grapefruit with carrots and oranges)

Saturday:

detox day 6

Brunch – watermelon juice (one whole watermelon)
Dinner – banana-mango smoothie (2 bananas, 2 mangoes)

Sunday:

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Breakfast – banana-berry smoothie (4 bananas, 400g frozen berry mix)
Lunch – pure orange juice (6 oranges)
Dinner – pure grape juice (400g green grapes)

And that’s it! These are the juices and smoothies I made, very simple yet I’m really happy how good they all tasted πŸ™‚ I also used my juicer a lot less than during the previous juicing challenge. Citric fruits I juiced by manual citrus juicer and watery fruits (like melons, grapes, pineapple) I blended and pressed through a cotton cloth or my nut mylk bag, just because I think my juicer might waste still quite a lot of juice in the pulp. Took maybe a wee more time than would have, but I’m quite happy regardless of having done so πŸ™‚

For me, however, this was not cleansing enough. Thus I have been without any food/drink besides water since yesterday late afternoon. Details how this goes will be in my next post πŸ˜‰

Eli x