Raw Food Breakfasts for Healthy
Eating raw foods is a wonderful way to
fill your body with nutrients and enzymes. Yet while many of us snack of raw fruit and enjoy lunch time
salads, having a nourishing raw breakfast can be trickier than it sounds.
Many people swear by a mere green juice
to get them going in the morning, but breakfast should be one of the biggest meals of the day. The body needs
plenty of complex carbohydrates and protein first thing in the morning for you to be full of energy, mental
clarity and focus until lunch (or midmorning snack time). This is especially so for the many of us who live
hectic and stressful lives. Such mental and physical stresses result in the body needing additional nutrition
so the body can continue to thrive.
Here are some of my suggestions for a
raw breakfast. Each one is rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals, essential fats and
Handful shelled hemp
2 medjool dates
1 glass water
Blend the almonds, hemp seeds and water
in the blender until the water turns milky.
Either strain away the nut pulp or (if
you’re like me and like a thicker shake and the benefits of the fibre) simply add the dates, banana and
cinnamon. Blend until smooth.
Additional extra: Sproutein protein
powder or raw oats.
Handful spinach and/or
Juice of 3 oranges or
Blend all together until smooth. Add
some water or more juice if it gets to thick
Additional extra: Kiki Nature’s Living
Palm size of soaked
Palm size of Brazil
1-2 handfuls of soaked goji berries
(until soft and sweet)
Dried cherries or cranberries (as much
Grated or chopped
Combine the nuts, dried
cherries/cranberries and goji berries. Top with the apple and banana
Additional extra: buckwheaties
(dehydrated sprouted buckwheat) or soaked oats
1 cup yacon root soaked over
½ cup dried banana soaked over
1 tablespoon raw Brazil nut
1 teaspoon lecithin powder
1 teaspoon coconut
Blend the yacon, banana, mixed spice and
Brazil nut butter. Place in a bowl and top with the pear.
Additional extra Hemp Protein
5. Raw flax cracker (either homemade or
brought) with nut butter and mashed banana
1 cup raw oats soaked over
Pinch sea salt
Handful raisins and/or chopped medjool
2 tablespoons of ground or soaked flax
In a bowl combine the oats, salt,
cinnamon, raisins/dates and flax seeds. Can also be prepared the night before.
1 cup sunflower
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
1 spring onion
1 tablespoon flax
In the blender blend the sunflower
seeds, turmeric, salt, spring onion, pepper until it is a course spread. Place the mixture in a bowl and add
the tomatoes, parsley, peppers and flax oil. Serve on the spinach.
I feel that the trick about eating more
raw foods for breakfast is not to restrict oneself to only eating uncooked foods, but to incorporate more raw
into the meal. For instance it is still super healthful and beneficial to serve the nutscramble on a slice of
rye toast or one some oat cakes (and it is even nice with a real poached egg on top!). Or have the green
smoothie as a side dish to a bowl of porridge or to even serve the Sweet Milk Dreams on top of shop-brought
muesli instead of milk. And for a really easy raw(er) breakfast, spread raw/seed nut butter on wholemeal or
essence bread and top with fruit. My favourite is walnut butter, grated apple and figs on essence
However you enjoy raw nourishment at
breakfast, the most important thing is to start your day with a variety of nourishing foods for body, mind
Bio:- My name is Marissa-Catherine Carrarini and I own a natural health centre
called Snowsfields Wellness (www.snowsfields.co.uk) in London.
Snowsfields Wellness is a boutique health shop full of organic (and often raw) healthful goodies, a clinic
with a range of natural therapies and an organic smoothie and therapeutic tea bar. At Snowsfields Wellness we
also have regular talks and meditation classes.
Many of the products I have mentioned,
such as Sproutein powder, are sold in the shop.
I am also a writer and journalist, a
wife and a nutritional therapist.