Raw Snacks and Breakfast ideas that are quick and easy and utterly satisfying

Coconut Chia Delight (dessert or breakfast)

Recipe by Raw Skinny

Coconut Chia Delight

 

This recipe is so easy and quick, and is awesome for winter as you can warm it over low heat on the stove before serving, or simply make the night before and it’s ready for you to munch down on the next morning for breakfast.

Chia seeds are super high in omega-3 fats, manganese, phosphorous and calcium.  They help to combat type 2 diabetes, give you oodles of energy, are high in fibre, and you can get a huge wack of your protein from these little critters too!  What a superfood!  They are very versatile, so put them in your smoothies, ice cream, make porridge from them (see below) or sprinkle them over your salad.

 

 

What do I do here?

  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds (I recommend black)
  • ½ – 1 cup filtered water or non-dairy milk or freshly squeezed juice
  • pinch stevia or a dash of honey

stir these ingredients together in the evening and store in an airtight container overnight – or you can simply leave them on the bench for a few short minutes and they will be ready to eat  right there and then.

Then you can add: (all of these are optional)

  • shredded coconut
  • berries
  • quinoa flakes
  • dried fruits (figs/apricots/raisins)
  • cacao powder (for chocolate lovers)

The sky is the limit with this dish, so get creative and if you want to warm it at the end, just put it in a saucepan and warm gently until you are happy with it.

“Breakfast at Byron” (cereal?)

Recipe by Raw Skinny

Breakfast is such an important meal – it is usually the first thing people eat when their blood sugar has dropped down overnight, and it really is the make-or-break for a good-mood day.  I usually start my day with a small fresh juice (say beetroot and apple), then half an hour to an hour later, I have breakfast of a big green smoothie.  I do find though that many ‘mainstream eaters’ want fooooood for breakfast, so I thought I would give you a heads up on a really cool way to start your day.  This breakfast is high in protein, healthy fats, fibre, and aminos.  It won’t spike your blood sugar like boxed cereal, and it will leave you feeling super FULL and satiated afterwards.

 

Enough for one person:

Before you go to bed the night before, soak the following in a glass bowl:

  • 1/4 cup wholegrain rolled oats (I personally rather without oats, but most people loooove the oats included)
  • 1 tbsp buckwheat groats (see health food section of supermarket)
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2 tsp sultanas
  • 2 tsp goji berries *optional but recommended (once again in any supermarket health food section)

When you wake in the morning, drain off the water, and put into a cute bowl with some coconut milk or rice milk (almond milk is yummy too) and you can sprinkle with dessicated (organic) coconut, berries, cut-up medjool dates, cinnamon, or absolutely anything you desire (it’s good plain, as well)..  You will work out what you like, by listening to your intuition.

Have fun, and enjoy your happy tummy (while you are in the kitchen, throw out those box cereals – they are loaded with sugar, chemicals, and loads of yucky stuff you definitely don’t want in your body!  Enjoy!

 

Raw Vegan Coconut Yogurt

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Ingredients

  • 4 young thai coconuts (you will need the flesh, but only a little of the water – keep the water/juice and use it in smoothies or drink on it’s own.  It is incredible for keeping you hydrated.)
  • 2 capsules of probiotic (I personally use Inner Health Plus)
  • 1/2 cup coconut water/juice (from the coconuts that you have cracked and pulled flesh from)
  • 1/4 tsp of stevia powder (you can leave this out if you want, but I prefer a little sweeter flavour)
  • scrapings from inside of 2 vanilla pods (once again, optional, but I love the taste of vanilla, so I include it)

You simply put all of your ingredients into a blender/Vitamix and whirrrr it up until it’s smooth.  Then put into a glass bowl and cover with a tea towel cloth, and sit in a warm place (I use my dehydrator at a temp of 105f) overnight… Usually no less than 10 hours is my rule.

I haven’t uploaded pics here yet, but it should be thick and creamy and might have a little bit of a thick layer on top, almost like the crust on bread..  You can still eat it, or give it to your puppies, as dogs need tummy love as well!!

Then, load it up with more sweetener if you desire, or berries, mango, nuts, or whatever the heck you like!!!  I would love to hear if you have made this recipe, and what you flavoured it with..  Heck, send me a picture, and I would love to feature it on my RAW SKINNY FACEBOOK page….

Good luck with it guys..  It is beautiful and totally worth the little bit of effort..

 

 

Blueberry (Any Berry) Chia Porridge

Recipe by Raw Skinny

  • 1/4 cup black chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup berries (any kind)
  • pinch stevia

Place berries, stevia and water into your Vitamix and blend until somewhat smooth.  Taste-test to make sure the flavour is right and it is sweet enough… otherwise add a little more stevia etc.  Then add to a bowl with the chia seeds and let sit on bench for 5-30 minutes.  The chia seeds will thicken and it will turn into a porridge.  This is an incredible energy-filled snack you can do for breakfast (make it the night before and store in the fridge) or pre-workout/training session.

Nom nom nom…

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