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.
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!!!
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.