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Raw Foods Thursdays: 8/15/13

11 Comments 14 August 2013

Raw Foods Thursdays: 8/15/13

Welcome to Raw Foods Thursdays! I’ve had a great week of settling in and getting back to some raw eating. But I started the week with cooked breakfasts of oatmeal, fruit, and almonds every morning. Why? Because I had a pot, a stove, and a bag of oatmeal! Maybe those ho-hum breakfasts had me fantasizing about creative raw breakfasts. Or maybe it was your incredible submissions from last week.

You all know that I’m a huge fan of dessert for breakfast, especially when the ingredients are healthy. So here are a few desserts that I’d like to have for breakfast.

Fresh juice is always a nutritious way to start the day. And with ingredients like peaches, bananas, and beets, it’s bound to taste like dessert. Head to My Munchable Musings for this Ruby Peach Refresher.

Puddings make great breakfasts too. With oats, banana, dates, and a few magical ingredients, these Overnight Mint Chocolate Pudding Oats by The Womble sound like a sweet way to start the day.

You could simply go for fruit for breakfast, or you could fancy it up with this Ambrosia Fruit Salad by Mini of Quick’n’Healthy made with a cashew cream and a dusting of coconut.

Or we could just go nuts here with Raw Ice Cream Sandwiches by Lauren of Oatmeal with a Fork. For breakfast? Why not? Oats, dates, seeds, maple syrup… sounds like breakfast to me! Okay, so maybe I wouldn’t eat this dessert for breakfast, but I just had to share them because they look so good!!!

How about ice cream for breakfast? When it’s made from bananas, pistacios, and almond milk, why not? Try this Healthy Pistachio Ice Cream by Davida of The Healthy Maven.

Today I started my day with a Raw Buckwheat Strawberry Cookie for breakfast, and that’s my contribution to Raw Foods Thursdays.

What do you have to share?

Here’s how you can participate:

  • Simply link up a raw foods recipe (see What is Raw Food?), mention Raw Foods Thursdays, and link back to this post so your readers can join in the fun!
  • Please link to the recipe, not to a blog’s home page, so we can all find your raw foods recipe.
  • You may link up a recipe that you’ve made in the past. Just make sure to share something different each time you participate.
  • Be sure to leave a comment letting us know who you are and what you’re sharing.
  • Feel free to use the Raw Foods Thursdays blog badge created by the lovely, talented Heather Peters!

What are Raw Foods Meals?

  • Plant-based meals that are not cooked.  Dehydrators may be used.  (The raw foods community has differing views on temperature, but the range is between 104 and 118 degrees.) Feel free to link up recipes that use a slightly higher temperature as long as they could be made at 118 with a longer dry time.
  • Raw Ingredients: vegetables, fruit, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, gluten-free sprouted grains, beans, and oils.

What isn’t raw?

  • Anything cooked or heated above 118.
  • Anything processed.  If it comes from a can or a package that lists more than one ingredient, chances are it’s not raw!
  • If your recipe contains an ingredient like maple syrup that makes your submission “almost raw”, please share it anyway. Raw sweeteners are easy to substitute.

Your Comments

11 Comments so far

  1. Thanks for featuring the “ice cream”! I really need to step up my raw game. Or buy a dehydrator…My birthday is coming up soon so maybe I’ll treat myself 😉

  2. Amber says:

    Hey Lady,

    Sounds like you are settled in your new place and getting busy in your kitchen! Can’t wait for some pictures of your space. :-)

    This week I am sharing my smoothie recipe guest post over on Green Thickies.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. Sandra says:

    Thanks for featuring my overnight mint chocolate pudding oats. I have submitted my black forest gateau version this week.

  4. Yay for loads of great recipes =D I love getting good ideas for meal planning.
    And yes – cooked oatmeal just happens sometimes, it’s good! Raw oats are my favourite, but every now and then (especially when it is colder), I like to cook them.
    Your cookies look super delicious!!!!

  5. I love the idea of dessert for breakfast! A concept I fully support. :)
    sharing my kale-salad post


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