Raw & Sprouted Breakfast in a Jar

DSC_0516nutsOne of the greatest ways to start off your day is  with some sort of raw food. Raw food is uncooked, unprocessed and usually organic when found in nature. Eating raw allows our bodies to absorb all the essential nutrients obtained in the food. This is why we should eat raw for breakfast; because we are starting our day with all the energy possible! Absorbing all the vitamins and minerals first thing in the morning allows us to face the day ahead with vigor and liveliness.

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Whether you embark on your day with a piece of fruit, sprouted nuts, vegetables, or this recipe….vitality is yours.

I came across this recipe, yesterday on one of my favorite blogs, Green Kitchen Stories. I changed up only a few things to work with what I had at home. Green Kitchen Stories photographed this raw breakfast porridge so incredibly that I just had to try it. I hope that you are as inspired as I was and make this immediately.

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Raw & Sprouted Breakfast in a Jar {Gluten Free, Vegan, Raw}

Adapted from Green Kitchen Stories, Raw Buckwheat Porridge De Luxe

1 cup Organic Gluten Free Steel Cut Oats or Oat Groats, soaked in water over night to sprout

1 cup Organic Raw Walnuts, soaked in water over night to sprout

1 cup Organic Raw Almonds, soaked in water over night to sprout

1 Large Fuji Apple, chopped in 1″ chunks (skin on)

4 Mandarins, peeled

1-2 tsps ground Cinnamon

1-2 tsps ground Ginger

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

3-4 TBSP Organic Vanilla Almond Milk (Optional: if trying to eat raw, omit this and add water or homemade almond milk if you need a thinner consistency)

Garnishes:

Pomegranate Seeds

Blueberries

Bee Pollen (optional: if vegan)

Raw Honey (optional: if vegan)

1. Place steel cut oats, almonds, and walnuts in separate bowls and cover them in water to soak for a minimum of one hour, best over night. Soaking the  oats and nuts is an important step and allows them to sprout. (Read more about that here). In the morning, drain the nuts and oats in a sieve and then add to the bowl of the food processor. Pulse for a few minutes, scraping the sides when necessary.

2. Peel and add mandarin slices to the oat and nut mixture in the food processor. Pulse a few times. Add the chopped apple, spices, and vanilla extract. Pulse to combine.  Taste and add more spices if needed. If your mixture is very thick, like mine was, add almond milk through the feed tube as it is running, until you reach the desired consistency.

3. Pour into individual glass jars to enjoy for the entire week and store covered in the fridge. Lasts about 3-4 days. Top with garnishes right before eating.

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