When I start working with people, and we’re cleaning up and tweaking different aspects of their meals, the question of what to eat for breakfast usually comes up. Many of their usual choices like bacon and eggs, toast, sugary dried cereals – even granola, due to its high sugar and fat content – go under the microscope and fall short of the good nutrition needed to carry them through the morning hours. So what choices remain that will be quick and easy?
You can try a sweet and crunchy raw muesli recipe made with nuts and dates and topped with fresh fruit and nut milk or raw cashew cream. Whole steel cut oats can be soaked overnight to soften them up for a raw food breakfast – no cooking needed. Add nuts, fruits, dates and cinnamon to make a bowl of oatmeal that can be gently warmed on the heating pad of a coffee pot or even in your dehydrator. Though not exactly a cereal, you could also try a raw trail mix for breakfast, or make up a raw food granola using goji berries and buckwheat. And how can I talk about healthy raw food breakfasts without mentioning fruit smoothies? If you haven’t done so yet, remember to download your free copy of the smoothie book I wrote. It is available on my website. That will also get you signed up for my newsletters, which also includes other tasty recipes.
For the more dedicated and ambitious, I recommend a green drink of some kind as a start to your day. This could be a freshly pressed vegetable juice – predominantly green – a green smoothie, or a green soup.
The following are two of my favorite green breakfast recipes. One is a juice, the other a smoothie.
Lemon Ginger Blast
Benefits: This drink will clean and wash the system from the inside out. Drinking this on a daily basis is like doing enzyme and mineral therapy. This is a very powerful drink which I have been thriving on for several years.
- Cleanses and washes the system
- Stimulates the digestive system
- Cuts, mucous, fat and parasites
- Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and a super anti-oxidant!
- Enhances circulation
- Helps clean and rebuild new blood – especially with greens added!
I am giving you the beginner recipe. Feel free to add garlic or greens to this.
- 1/2″ fresh ginger, sliced (more if you prefer)
- 2 apples (Fuji and Gala are preferred, as they are sweeter. Green apple if you have Candida.)
- 1 lemon
- A dash of Cayenne Pepper (start with the kind from the spice rack and work up to the 90,000 heat unit cayenne pepper)
- Add water if you want to dilute it a bit.
Put the ginger, apples, lemon through a juicer. If you are adding garlic and/or greens, juice these, as well. Add the cayenne pepper and water. It usually makes about 32 ounces.
- 1-2 medium apples, depending on desired sweetness
- ½ – 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 head Romaine hearts
- 1/2 – 1 medium avocado, depending on the thickness and richness desired
- 1 handful mint leaves
- 2 -4 cups water
Start with the softest ingredients and blend in your blender until creamy. Adjust to your desired thickness, sweetness and lemon flavor.
This smoothie is very refreshing and you can drink it at any time of day. Make up your own version. Use different herbs. Add other green vegetables. I always find it refreshing and very energizing.
As I plan the classes I am going to teach in the next year, one that is on the list is a Breakfast Ideas class. I want to give you ideas that will allow you to start the day in a powerful way. Stay tuned for an announcement of the date
If you would like to learn more about fine-tuning your meal plans, you may contact me through my website and we will schedule a time for a strategy session.
What do you have for breakfast? I would love to hear your thoughts, so leave me a comment below.