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Raw doughnuts recipe

Helloooooooo, and a huge sorry, I only now realised how long it’s been since my last post. Got tons of stuff tried out so I’ll be posting much soon!

But this post deserves an exclamation mark, in my eyes, because I had my first try with raw doughnuts, and I think I’m ready to give up the much-processed-but-still-vegan cooked doughnuts! But, without further ado, here’s the recipe.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup flaxmeal (or flaxseeds)
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/3 cup buckwheat flour (optional)
2/3 cup almonds
2/3 cup hazelnuts
2 tbsp vanilla sugar/extract (optional)
2 tbsp berry flour (optional, I used blackcurrant)

500 g dates (soft, soaked)
1 mango

So, for the dough itself, blend the flaxseeds, most of coconut (leave 1/3 cup for covering), buckwheat groats if you don’t have flour ready, almonds and hazelnuts (you can use more of one instead of the other, or any other kind of nuts as well, I’d imagine it’d be quite similar) with vanilla sugar and berry flour into a flour mixture. A jug blender is usually a very handy machine indeed for making such flours.
Pour the mixture to a food processor and add about 400 grams of the dates to it and process till the dough starts to hold together. Then just form the dough into doughnuts and cover in coconut (optional also, don’t have to do that if you prefer not to). I kept it in the fridge overnight but that’s also not essential.
For the filling I used a mango, but you can just make it with just dates, or berries or banana, or whatever you fancy really. Just blend it into a nice paste. Then I used a cake decoration set – filled it up and pressed a hole to the doughnuts with the top, filled it with the mango-toffee filling and pressed the hole a bit more together, and covered in coconut that fell off the doughnuts 😛
So all in all – pretty simple! Can experiment more with the dough itself – use more buckwheat and less nuts to get the fat content down, more flavour with berry flour etc. But the start has been made. And this is my interpretation of a raw vegan doughnut.

Hope you enjoy it! I sure will tonight 😉

Eli x

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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 🙂

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 🙂

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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! 🙂 One of my favourite combinations is banana-spinach-blueberry with some parsley. YUMMEEE!

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4. A glass of juice. 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 🙂 Or just have it as an addition to any of the other breakfast items!

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5. Raw porridge. 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 🙂 Amazing!

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6. Raw muesli/cereal. 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 🙂 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. 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 🙂 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 😉

Enjoy!

Eli x