Raw food breakfast is better than sandwiches, pancakes and processed food for breakfast won’t give you the energy you need for the day. Instead, it will bog you down because your body will need to devote extra energy into digestion. To rev up your metabolism and increase your energy throughout the day, try eating raw food for breakfast tomorrow morning. The good news is that you can tweak your favorite breakfast recipes to incorporate raw food, meaning you can still have pancakes! Fresh fruit and juices are good options for a raw food breakfast, but we’ve gathered up some alternatives that are just as easy to prepare and will keep you energized all week long. The best part is these can all be prepared ahead of time, say on a Sunday afternoon, so that you can take them with you to work or school without spending any time cooking on your busy weekday mornings!
Banana Pancakes (Adapted from The Best of Raw Food)
Make a batch of these on Sunday for an easy grab-and-go breakfast throughout the week! This recipe is for one pancake, so adjust accordingly to make a larger batch.
2 T coconut meal or dried coconut flakes
1-2 t Cinnamon
Mash the banana until all the lumps are gone and the texture is smooth. Then add the coconut meal or dried coconut flakes and cinnamon. (Adjust the amount of cinnamon to your taste).
Flatten banana/coconut dough into pancakes.
Leave pancakes out in direct sunlight for about 1 hour. Then flip them over and leave for another hour. If you prefer, you can also cook these pancakes using a dehydrator or oven, but the drying process will take longer.
Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oatmeal (Adapted from Rawmazing)
This is another great grab-and-go breakfast that can be made ahead of time and in larger batches if you want to have enough for the week. The ingredient list looks long, but this is comprised mainly of different delicious seasonings. It only takes a few minutes to throw this together for a tasty breakfast to rev you up on a busy weekday morning!
1 cup raw oats
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups almond milk (or other favorite non-dairy milk)
1/2 cup pumpkin purée (from a sugar pumpkin)
1. Stir oats, chia seeds, and spices together in a medium sized bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together almond milk and pumpkin purée.
3. Stir almond milk mixture into oat mixture. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight.
This tastes great cold, but if you prefer a hot breakfast you can cook the oat mixture on your stovetop on low in the morning.
Vanilla Yogurt (Adapted from The Best of Raw Food)
Eating a raw food diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a sweet treat like vanilla yogurt! Whip up a batch of this and then add in extras like your favorite fruit, chia seeds, and/or raw granola:
1/2 C coconut water (from fresh coconut)
1 C coconut meat (from same fresh coconut)
1/2 t vanilla extract
Open coconut with a cleaver. Pour coconut water in the jar of a high speed blender and some or all of the coconut meat. Blend well until mixture reaches the consistency of yogurt. Add vanilla extract to sweeten your yogurt, or leave it plain if you prefer!
Note: While this makes a great option for breakfast, it can also be used to create raw ice cream as a sweet treat. Simply pour this into your ice cream maker and add some fruit for a delicious raw dessert!
We also want to share our Vegan pancake recipe for you, additional foods you can introduce to your family.
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Raw food breakfast doesn’t need to be difficult to make or eat. The above delicious recipes will make it easy for you to enjoy a raw food breakfast any day of the week.