Raw Breakfast

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1tbl Chia Seeds
1 Banana chopped
1 Apple chopped
Handful of Blueberries
Sprinkle Cinnamon
3 Oranges Squeezed for juice

Place everything in a bowl in the order listed. Let your breakfast sit for about 5 minutes or so for the chia seeds to soak up the juice. 

ENJOY!

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Ruth’s Chia Goodness – 88% Raw Breakfast

What a great morning so far. Woke and did my normal fresh squeezed lemon water drink. Yoga in my newly cleaned rearranged room. Elliptical for 20 minutes, and now for breakfast!

I decided to break open a young thai coconut and use the coconut water in Ruth’s Chia Goodness Cranberry Ginger Raw Cereal!! (the original flavor is 100% Raw). I have been eating this stuff for about a year now. I love it. It’s not just for breakfast. It’s an instant Raw cereal you can eat cold or hot, so it is perfect to carry around with you for when you get hungry or need a powerful pick-me up!

Ruth's Cranberry Ginger Chia Goodness Cereal, Coconut Water, Young Thai Coconut Meat, Apple & cinnamon.

Cranberry Ginger Ingredients:

Chia (salvia hispanica), buckwheat, hulled hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, currants, cranberries, org. cane sugar, ginger, celtic sea salt.

 

Gotta try some. For folks here in Livingston, Foodworks carries it!!

Raw Cacao (Chocolate) Pie!

This is one of my favorite desserts & it is so easy to make. This recipe is not my own creation but altered from another Raw chef.

Ingredients

RAW CACAO PIE!

Coconut Crust
•  1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded dried coconut
•  1 1/2 cups raw macadamia nuts or raw walnuts (I usually do 1/2 walnuts & pecans)
•  1/4 teaspoon salt
•  8 pitted medjool dates, unsoaked
Chocolate Mousse
•  5 pitted medjool dates, soaked for a bit till soft
•  1/4 cup maple syrup or agave nectar + 3 drops of stevia liquid
•  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•  2 medium size or 3 small mashed avocado
•  1/2 cup to 3/4 cup unsweetened raw cacao or carob powder (I do 1/2 & 1/2)
•  1/2 cup water ( I use the left over water I soaked the dates in)
•  Cinnamon
Slit open Medjool Dates & Remove Seeds inside. Set 8 dates to the side for the crust.
Soak 5 Dates in water for Chocolate Mousse Filling
Coconut Crust Instructions:
Place the coconut, nuts and salt in food processor with S blade and process until finely ground. You could coarsely ground the ingredients too.
Take the 8 dates you set aside & chop them up into chunks.
Add the dates and process until the mixture resembles crumbs and begins to stick together.
Grounded Up!
Put mixture in pie pan.
Press crumbs uniformly & firmly along the bottom and up the sides of the pan to form a pie crust. Place in freezer for 15 minutes.

 Chocolate Mousse Instructions:

Place the soaked dates, sweeteners and vanilla in a food processor with S blade. Save the water the dates were soaking in!
Process until smooth.
Add the avocado.
Again process until smooth.
Add Cacao & Carob Powder.
Process well. The filling will be very thick & creamy! Make sure to scrape the sides a few times while processing.
Now add 1/4 cup of the date soak water & blend.
Keep adding water a little at a time to make the filling light & fluffy but still slightly thick.
Retrieve the pie crust from the freezer and place mouse filling inside the middle of the crust.
With a spatula spread the filling evenly within the pie crust. Sprinkle with cinnamon and decorate as you like.

Now you must close your eyes to eat the first bite!

You can’t even taste the avocados! Enjoy this amazing healthy chocolate treat any time of the day!!

James Had a Craving for PANCAKES!!!

I was visiting my wonderful friend James Saturday morning and he had a crazy craving for pancakes. One of his favorite foods but didn’t like the low health factor they had. So we put our brains together to come up with a healthly pancake that still rocked in taste and texture. We bundled up and walked to the Bozeman Co-Op for ingredients.

We almost bought Pamela’s Gluten Free pancake mix but then we decided to make our own Gluten Free, Egg Free, Milk Free pancakes from scratch. We bought organic quinoa grain, cinnamon, baking powder, organic vanilla extract, & organic chocolate covered cacao nibs. At his house he had flax & chia seeds & bananas. Ok this is what we did:

Homemade Allergy Friendly Quinoa Pancakes!!

•  With a coffee grinder (or if you have the dry blade container for a vitamix that works great) we ground up enough Quinoa grain to make about 3 cups of flour.

•  Grind about 2 tablespoons each of Chia Seeds & Flax Seeds. This is to bind the batter together instead of using eggs & the chia seeds will give the nutritional value a boost!

•  Added a little over 1/4 teaspoon of Real Salt

•  A lot of cinnamon

•  1 teaspoon of baking powder

•  Mix all the dry ingredients until well blended

•  Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

•  Enough water to make a nice semi-thick sticky batter, not runny!

•  Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of melted organic coconut oil

•  Add 2 bananas mashed

•  Add as many cacao nibbs as you want or nuts!

•  Blend well

I wish I had a picture of these. They turned out amazing. I will no longer need to buy Pamela’s GF Pancake Mix. The quinoa made the pancake texture spongy with a mild nutty flavor. I want to experiment with other grain flowers too. HEARTY & DELICIOUS!!! Yummy!!

You gotta try them.

Pesto Time!!

I created this quickly with what I had available in my kitchen. Turned out well, surprised!

I made a pesto with lemon juice, cashews, olive oil, garlic, basil & seasonings.

Spiralized angle hair zucchini pasta.

Added diced cherry tomatoes & green grapes, hemp hearts, & capers.

I couldn’t believe the flavor that burst in my mouth when i had a bite with a grape! The tomatoes & zucchini came from my garden & the rest of the ingredients are organic. This dish served it’s purpose, I AM FULL!!

 

Snack Time!! Banana Peanut Butter Crunch Rounds

Naya was hungry and so together we came up with a new snack that we both really liked!!

Banana Peanut Butter Crunch Rounds

Banana Peanut Butter Crunch Rounds

Layer each ingredient in order listed:

• Rice Crackers

• Organic Peanut Butter

• Sliced Organic Bananas

• Sprinkled Cinnamon