I get this question all the time: "What DO you eat??"
When I respond "Seeds, fruit, veggies, roots, seed like grains, more veggies, and more fruit!" I usually get a few responses like "You must always be hungry" or "That does not sound very good!"
Well it is good and I'm not hungry! I love food and I eat all the time, probably too much. This is a social convention that we have adopted as a society, and we really need much, much less food than we actually eat. I would say that 90% of eating is to feed the "mental and emotional" body, the little kid inside of us who still wants sweets, the crying teenager who has a broken heart and wants comfort food, you get the idea.
Okay, that could be a week long blog session, so back to what I eat for breakfast! Here are two very simple, very satisfying and easy breakfasts that I enjoy.
Chia Seed "Cereal"
Start by making sesame milk
- soak 3-5 dates overnight
- grind 1/4 c. sesame seeds in blender
- add soaked dates with the water to the blender
- add 16-20 oz water
- add 1 tsp vanilla extract, a few drops of Primavera vanilla essential oil OR 1 tsp Sunfood vanilla powder
- Blend all ingredients!
Add to a bowl
- 2 TB chia seeds
- Freshly made sesame milk
Let sit for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
Top with fresh berries, goji berries, sliced banana, sliced apples, peaches, etc
Make sesame milk from the recipe above (this will only last 2 days!)
Prep the night before:
- put 1/2 c dried prunes in a glass bowl, cover with water and soak
- put 1 c millet in a glass bowl, cover with about 3 c water and soak
Make the millet
- Rinse the millet thoroughly and drain all the water
- Add to a pot with 3 c water
- Bring the water to a light boil, then bring the heat down to medium, medium low
- Cook for about 15 min, until all water is drained and the millet becomes fluffy
Make the fruit puree
- Add soaked prunes with the water to a blender
- Add 1/2 c. frozen blueberries, frozen aroniaberries or any fresh berries to the mix
- Blend in to puree
- Can also be done in a food processor
Add cooked millet to a bowl, pour on sesame milk, top with puree and fresh cut fruit
Both of these are breakfasts that I eat often. You can also make buckwheat porridge following in the same steps that it takes to make the millet. Dehydrated buckwheat cereal is also really good and very easy.
Sprouted Buckwheat Cereal
- Soak 2 cups of raw buckwheat groats (hulled) in about 8 cups of water for at least 4 hours, rinse and drain all water.
- Let the buckwheat sit in a stainless steel mesh strainer for a day or two covered with a paper towel on the counter top. It will sprout tiny tails.
- Spread on dehydrator trays (I HIGHLY recommend Excalibur dehydrators) and set temperature to 105
- Dehydrate for 4-8 hours, until the buckwheat groats are dry and crispy
- Store in airtight jar for up to a month!
You can add sesame milk and fresh berries to this for a delicious, raw cereal!
I hope this gives you some great ideas for easy breakfasts! Babies can eat the fruit purees no problem, they are actually wonderful baby food. You can also blend the cooked millet with sesame milk in the blender for another great baby food item. This is a much more nutritious alternative to packaged, processed rice cereal.
Enjoy making healthful, nutritious breakfasts and see how much energy and vitality you have throughout the day! It really does make a difference :)