- Avocado Magic Mornings: Tired of liquid breakfasts? Try starting your day with a nutrient-packed avocado dish. Avocado’s creamy texture can be a delightful change from smoothies, offering healthy fats and keeping you full longer. Mash it up with some lemon juice, salt, and pepper for a simple, yet satisfying meal. Benefit: Enjoy sustained energy levels throughout your morning.
– Tip 1: Top your mashed avocado with fresh tomato slices and a sprinkle of spices. Put it on a romaine lettuce leaf and enjoy. This is reminiscent of an avocado toast but way healthier without those AGEs (advanced glycation end products).
– Tip 2: Stuff half an avocado with a mix of diced cucumbers and radishes for a crunchy element.
- Berry Fruit Salad Fiesta: Swap your blended smoothie for a vibrant berry fruit salad. This provides the same nutritional benefits as a smoothie but in a more satisfying, chewable form. Add a mix of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries to a bowl, drizzle with lemon juice, and toss with fresh mint.
– Tip 1: Include a few slices of kiwi or orange for a vitamin C surge.
– Tip 2: Serve your berry salad in a hollowed-out melon for an Instagram-worthy breakfast bowl.
- Zesty Zucchini (or heart of palm noodles) Noodles: Break the monotony with zucchini noodles for breakfast. They’re light, yet filling, and can be combined with a tangy tomato or pesto sauce. This introduces more vegetables into your breakfast, diversifying your nutrient intake. Benefit: You’ll feel lighter and more energized than after a heavy smoothie.
– Tip 1: Toss your zoodles with sun-dried tomatoes and basil.
– Tip 2: Add some crushed nuts for a crunchy texture.
– Tip 3: Experiment with a creamy avocado sauce for a different flavor profile.
- Dehydrated Fruit and Nut Bars: Create your own dehydrated fruit and nut bars for a grab-and-go breakfast. This allows for a variety of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, tailored to your taste. Benefit: These bars are a great source of energy and can be packed with your favorite superfoods.
– Tip 1: Use dates or figs as a natural sweetener and binder.
– Tip 2: Add a pinch of sea salt to enhance the flavors.
– Tip 3: Include a mix of seeds like pumpkin and sunflower for added nutrients.
- Raw Veggie Wraps: Use large lettuce or collard green leaves as a wrap, filled with sliced avocado, cucumber, and sprouts. It’s a fresh, hydrating way to start your day. Benefit: These wraps are low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals.
– Tip 1: Add a smear of raw almond butter for a creamy texture.
– Tip 2: Sprinkle with hemp seeds for added protein.
– Tip 3: Drizzle with a lemon-tahini dressing for a more savory flavor instead of sweet.
Some other ideas:
- If you’re in a rush, you can put a little bag together of raisins and almonds.
- You can make a granola. Here’s a recipe I recommend. Two-thirds cup date syrup, half a cup pitted dates, one-eighth teaspoon of Celtic sea salt, vanilla extract, half a cup of raw pecans, one cup of dried fruit like raisins, and you combine all of that in a food processor. You combine the date syrup, the dates, the salt, vanilla in a food processor. Then you transfer it to a bowl. You fold in the pecans and the raisins, or whatever dried fruit you chose, and you can then spread that on, put that in your dehydrator. You want to spread it out on the rack so it’s a half inch thick and dehydrate it for about 12 hours, and then you can break up the granola into pieces, cover, and store it at room temperature for about a month.
- How about a porridge? Here’s a great recipe for a porridge. You could do one apple, six dates, pitted of course, vanilla extract, one-eighth teaspoon ground cinnamon, a quarter cup raisins, and one banana. You put the apple, dates, vanilla, cinnamon in the food processor. Process it until smooth. The mix should be thick. You could put it into bowls and stir in the raisins and banana.
- How about a savory breakfast sausage? Try this recipe.
I left the last one for you! What’s your favorite non-smoothie raw vegan breakfast? Let me know in the comments below.