Then there are breakfasts that you need to stay with you. To keep you running and going because your day is just way too busy.
I used to find it hard to get those power breakfasts on my raw days. I would be really hungry by 10:00 am with lunch hours out of reach.
I finally found the sweet spot of raw with some staying power.
Looking back, it may have been the relatively high sugar content of most of my morning meals causing me to NEED a snack quickly after my day got running.
Sure, the typical protein power breakfast can ramp you up for whatever you have planned, but I still love my raw days. I'm still craving a breakfast without egg or meat.
Oh, and I still love oatmeal. The odd consistency of oatmeal sings something of nourishment and peace to me, but I'm just not a fan anymore of the lack of awesome nutrients in my bowl of mush. So I made up a new bowl of mush.
A bowl that mimics oatmeal, is (or can be) raw, and loaded with good fuel that really keeps me from needing to nosh all morning long.
The texture comes from one of my favorite ingredients - chia seeds. When soaked they become plump, and the slightest bit slimy. If one could consider slime as a texture that is desirable, this is it.
The ingredients could be completely changed around for your needs and taste. I found that this was plenty sweet with the addition of fruit and nuts, but you may want to add a little maple syrup or whatever sweetener floats your boat.
***I'm updating this recipe because I've found that replacing the applesauce for softened dates lends to a better flavor. If you prefer, apple sauce is a good option if you have some on hand.***
1/2 cup raw cashew milk
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
1 heaping Tablespoon raw nut butter of your choice
2 dates, chopped and soaked in tablespoon hot water
1 teaspoon flax seeds
toppings like fruit and nuts
In a small bowl soak the chia seeds in 1/4 cup raw cashew milk for about 15 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients (plus the remaining 1/4 cup cashew milk) and stir until it's all mixed together. You could slowly heat over very low heat to mimic traditional oatmeal, or just leave out to get room temperature.
It's odd how giddy I am over a bowl of mushy stuff, but I'm so happy to have something that's so close to one of my old favorites, but better. I think this one even keeps me full longer than that old standby.
Do you have a favorite 'jet fuel' morning food?