Do you, like me, prefer meals that you can actually chew? Don’t get me wrong. I do love my juices and smoothies for an in-between snack, but am left unfulfilled if it´s to be regarded as a one of the three main meals a day. I will share my breakfast go- to with you. To no surprise to people who knows me, it contains raw cacao two ways; raw powdered and nibs. I have written more on the myriads of health benefits of cacao in the “coconut, chocolate and raspberry delight” recipe if you are keen to have a read. This brekky bowl is such a wonderful way to start the day. It´s nutrient dense and fills you up just right until its lunch time. Nutrient dense means that your body can make use of all it´s content, and gives no or little “empty calories”, and consequently there is no need for large amounts of food. If you have a physical job and need more oomph you can add some rolled oats, a chopped frozen banana, other fruits or berries and any other nuts and seeds. Be mindful of the MCT oil if you haven’t used it before, as it may make your stool a bit loose before getting used to it. Start off with 1 teasp. and increase.
Flax seeds are highly nutritious, but also contain a chemical which is released as hydrogen cyanide; HCN in your stomach, so eating too much of it is not good. Whole seeds are preferred to ground, as they release less HCN. 1-2 table spoons a day is ok for an adult. If you want to use ground flax seed they should be heat treated in the oven at 90- 100 ºC for about 20 mins. Our bodies are exclusively made up of chemicals, and our surroundings are made up of chemicals, so no need to panic. Both bananas and cashew nuts contain radio active potassium, but doen not pose any known heath threats when consumed in moderation.
Yummy brekky firstname.lastname@example.org Do you, like me, prefer meals that you can actually chew? Don’t get me wrong. I do love my juices and smoothies for an in-between snack, but am left unfulfilled… Print this
- a handful frosen raspberries
- a few fresh black berries
- 1 scoop vegan protein powder (20 g.)
- 1 tbsp. raw cacao powder
- 1 tbsp. raw cacao nibs
- 1-2 ts. MCT oil (medium chained fatty acids)
- 2 tbsp. chia seeds, pre soaked
- handful of almonds (pre soaked in fridge for minimum 8 hrs. then rinsed)
- 2 heaped tbsp. chilled organic coconut milk
- 2 tbsp. cold water
Empty excess thickening agent from the can of coconut milk. The left over coconut milk should, as any other canned food, be transferred to a glass container and refrigerated. I usually add all ingredients to a food processor and blitz for a few seconds as I like a bit of crunch. Add more water if you like it more fluidy, or more of anything else you might desire.
I will write more on soaking almonds and seeds at a later stage.