Saturday, January 9, 2010

Raw Apple Breakfast

In keeping with my attempt to eat many more light & healthy meals throughout the week to balance out the times when I indulge in full-cream, full-fat decadence - and believe me, I do indulge - here is a fiber-rich, deceptively filling, delicious breakfast that may have you thinking, "Hey, some of these raw vegan dishes are pretty damned tasty!"

Unlike many raw dishes which require some fancy footwork with a food dehydrator, the only pieces of equipment you need here are a food processor and a coffee grinder.

Raw Apple Breakfast




Ingredients:
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 2 T pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)

Directions:
  1. Peel, core and cut the apple into quarters.

  2. Process it in a food processor along with the almond butter until it is in small pieces - you don't want to make a puree.

  3. Grind up the flax seeds in the coffee grinder until they've become powdery.

  4. Serve in a bowl topped with pepitas and the ground flax seeds.








Notes:

  • This filled my cereal bowl pretty well, so it was a good portion for one person.

  • Next time, I may drizzle some honey or agave nectar over the top for a teeny bit of extra sweetness.

  • Other additions which might be nice:

    • chopped almonds or walnuts
    • chopped dried fruit
    • untoasted sesame sees
    • unsalted sunflower seeds
    • maple syrup
    • wheat germ
    • a dollop of Greek yogurt
    • blueberries
    • cinnamon

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