Thursday, 4 July 2013

Article: Healthy Fast Food Series: Raw Breakfast Recipes

by Vitality4life.com.au


We have all heard that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day", but why? 

Breakfast not only provides key "fuel" for the body and brain to power and prepare them for the day ahead, but also kick-starts your metabolism for the day ahead! 

If you are beginning a Raw Food Diet or even beginning to experiment with Raw Food Recipes, you may be wondering what to eat as a Raw Breakfast.

 It is not only smoothies and fruit which are easily made on the go, try these quick and easy Raw Breakfast Recipes, packed with everything you need to start the day in the right way!




Vitality 4 Life's Raw Breakfast Recipes:

Raw Banana Pancakes
Serving for 1
Ingredients:
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons coconut meal or dried coconut flakes
  • Cinnamon
Mash the banana with a fork in a bowl until smooth. Add the coconut meal and some cinnamon, mix well. Flatten the banana/coconut dough and make small pancakes of them. Put the pancakes in a Food Dehydrator or in the oven until they are crispy on the outside. They shouldn't be completely dry but just on the outsides. It is better to prepare them the night before so you only have to heat them up before breakfast time!
Garnish with your favourite fresh fruits, syrups or agave syrup.

Protein Packed Chia Gel Cereal with Seasonal Fruit
Serving for 1
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Ground flax
  • Seasonal fruits such as apple, mixed berries and grapefruit
Place 1 teaspoon of Chia Seed with 8 teaspoons of water.Let it stand and "set" for 30 minutes and a gel will form. Chia is almost tasteless and practically anything can be added to make flavor. It is also a super protein seed and provides you with maximum energy. Add seasonal fruits for a delicious protein-rich start to the day!

Super "Get-Up & Go " Green Smoothie:
  • 1 handful of raw nuts (almonds, cashews)
  • 1/2 head of large bunch of organic spinach
  • 3-4 stalks of celery
  • 1 organic apple
  • 1 organic banana
  • 1/2 of lemon juice
  • Coconut Water
Place ingredients into Bio Chef Blender and mix until you have a smooth consistency Pour into a large glass and enjoy!

Awesome Acai Berry Bliss Bowl For one breakfast bowl
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of freeze dried Acai powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup of frozen berries
  • ½ cup of fresh apple juice, coconut water or almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds
  • ¾ cup of granola, or other muesli
  • Fresh sliced banana, goji and bee pollen to add colour and decorate your bowl
Blend the Acai powder, banana, berries, juice and hemp seeds till nice and creamy. For best results we use our Bio Chef Blender. Pour over your homemade Granola (see below) Decorate with banana, goji and bee pollen. Enjoy!

Products we used in these Recipes:

BioChef 8 Tray Food Dehydrator

BioChef 8 Tray Food Dehydrator
  • Makes healthy snacks - dried fruit & vegetables, meat jerky, dried flowers, dough art, bread alternatives, yoghurt and much more!
  • Versatile and easy to use
  • Adjustable thermostat &drying guide
  • 40 hour digital timer
  • Trays are dishwasher safe
  • 3 Year Warranty

BioChef High Performance Blender

BioChef High Performance Blender
  • Commercial-Grade High Performance Blender
  • BioChef Recipe Book with over 60+ healthy living recipes
  • Makes smoothies, hot soups, baby food and much more
  • Food processor, ice cream maker, chopper & ice crusher
  • Quieter Operation (85dB)
  • Benefit from the WHOLE food by pulverizing skins, peels, seeds etc
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