Raw food can be described as any food that has not been heated above 40 degree Celsius. Cooking at more than 40 degrees destroys the nutrition. As such, the nutritional value of raw food is very high. Having raw food for breakfast, keeps one energized throughout the day. The health benefits of raw food are undisputed and experts agree that cooking not only is less healthy, but also may sometimes prove harmful to the body. That’s why sick people are kept on a diet of boiled meat and vegetables. However, beans and some legumes contain toxins and so must not be eaten completely raw. Boiling can remove these toxins and also keep the nutrients from breaking down. A breakfast of salad and some vegetables prepared without the use of fire is a very wholesome way to start the day. It can also compensate for all the junk gorged during rest of the day. In the article below are some breakfast ideas based on raw food that can be cooked in a jiffy.
Raw Food Breakfast Recipes
Avocado And Apple Mash
- Apples – 4 nos
- Avocados – 2 nos
- Water – ½ cup
- Orange juice – 2 tablespoons
Scoop out the soft avocado flesh. Peel the apples and discard the core. Cut it into small slices. In a bowl mix the apples, avocados and water using a hand mixer. Before serving, add orange juice.
- Banana – 2 nos
- Dried coconut – 4 tablespoons
- Cinnamon – as per taste.
In a bowl, mash the banana to a very fine paste. Add the dried coconut and, a pinch of cinnamon and mix it well. Make small pancakes and then keep in the oven to dry. When the outsides of the pancakes get dry, then it is ready to be served.
Apple And Ginger Medley
- Apples – 2 nos (diced finely)
- Almonds – 4 tablespoons (soaked and chopped)
- Ginger – 1 inch (chopped fine)
- Lemon juice – 4 tablespoons
- Cinnamon – 4 tablespoons
Using a food chopper chop the apples, almonds and ginger. Serve it with chocolate sauce.
- Wheat – 1 ½ cups (one day sprout)
- Dates – ½ cup
- Raisins – ¼ cup
- Cinnamon – ½ tablespoon
Blend the wheat and dates. Add the raisins and cinnamon and then mix. Using the mixture, make two loaves. Dehydrate at 105 degrees for five hours in a dehydrator. Use teflex sheets to cover the loaves. Serve after properly dehydrated.
- Whole oats – 2 cups (soaked and sprouted)
- Raisins – ½ cup (soaked)
- Sunflower seeds – ½ cup (soaked)
- Almonds – ½ cup (soaked)
- Papaya – 2 slice
- Banana – 2 slice
- Grated lemon peel – 2 tablespoon
- Lemon juice – 1 nos
- Orange juice – 1 nos
Cut the almonds into small pieces. In a bowl, mix the oats, raisins, sunflower seeds, almonds, papaya, and banana along with water. Just before serving, add the orange and lemon juice. Garnish with grated lemon peel and serve.
Sweet Potato Dip
- Sweet potato – 2 cups (peeled and cut to small sizes)
- Almond butter – ½ cup
- Dates – 3 nos
- Cinnamon – 1 tablespoon
- Ginger powder – ¼ tablespoon
- Nutmeg powder – ½ tablespoon
Take all the ingredients in a blender and blend into a smooth paste. Use it as a dip for apple slices and crackers.