If I had to define the an ideal, balanced breakfast, this bowl of rawnola and fruits along with cashew milk would definitely be a top contender. See when I say balanced, I mean nutrition and fiber, how filling it is, and how delicious it is as well.
This is not often mentioned but raw nuts and seeds are somehow far more filling than their roasted counterparts. I, for one, can eat a seemingly unlimited amount of roasted nuts once I get started. Not so with the raw ones though; two handfuls and I would have had enough.
Feeling full is important, especially after breakfast. It is not a good feeling to run around hungry at a time of day when you could be at your most productive. You also need a good energy source. Carbs are great, especially for short term. And good fats, like those from nuts, are the kind of slow-release source that’s going to keep you going.
Other essential qualities of a good breakfast are that it needs to be easy, fun and delicious. This one fits the bill perfectly. And the recipe for the rawnola part is below:
- 1/2 cup raw oats
- 1/2 cup shredded coconuts and/or your favorite raw nuts
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 teaspoon raw cacao
- A pinch of cinnamon
Put everything in the food possessor and pulse a few times. Careful not to over-mix it, you don't want to end up with a sticky dough.