Morning Tasty Food Lovers!
Today I have for you, a great transitional breakfast, and please note this is not a 100% raw breakfast, as the cornflakes are not raw (the rest of the ingredients are). However I know there are so many of you who are not ready to just eat 100% raw food, so I am providing some options for transitioning.
If you are ready to eat 100% raw simply replace the cornflakes with ½-1 cup soaked chia seed.
So head to your local health food store where you should find most of these ingredients:
*If you are buying packaged food, read the ingredients label carefully, make sure you understand every ingredient, and if there’s an ingredient you don’t understand, go home and research it. All ingredients should be natural and organic wherever possible. As a general rule, if I see any numbers in the ingredients list, I don’t buy it.
Here’s your shopping list:
Corn Flakes – if you are selecting from the health food store (not from a supermarket), most of them are great, see below for a suggestion
Coconut Milk – so far, the brand I’ve found best is Pure Harvest, Coco Quench (see photos below)
Raw Cacao – make sure it’s raw
Banana/Strawberry/Raspberry/Blueberry – use a combination of any of there or choose your own favourite fruit
Coconut Yoghurt – I love COYO – http://www.coyo.com.au/ – to find your nearest stockist
Organic Sultanas/Raisins – soaked overnight – I often keep a jar in the fridge soaking as they are plump, delicious, more digestible and lower in sugar once soaked
Coconut Syrup – available also at health food stores – great low GI sweetener
Simply add the cornflakes to the bowl, then coconut milk, followed by a teaspoon of cacao. It’s always good to have raw cacao in the morning because it’s a natural stimulant and as an added bonus it makes the coconut milk taste like chocolate milk!
Slice and add the delicious fresh fruits you have chosen, then top with coconut yoghurt, organic raisins/sultanas and coconut syrup.
Obviously if you are watching your sugar intake, have less fruit and remove the coconut syrup.
An interesting note about COYO coconut yoghurt. Firstly I have to say it’s delicious, it really is amazing, but it can be a little costly. Not that I ever have a problem spending money on putting good food into my body! But as a little tip, when the yoghurt is almost finished and there’s a quarter of a cup left in the bottom of the container, fill the container with pure coconut milk/cream and close the lid, then leave it out on the bench and wait a day or two for your new batch of yoghurt! How cool is that? Your very own dairy free probiotics grown right there on your kitchen bench!