My overall health and well-being always seems to be a little better when I eat a RAW breakfast.
Starting off the day with easily digestible food makes my belly happy!
And most of the time my kids love eating this way! Here is my 2 year old trying to steal a strawberry!
But to be honest, sometimes fruit just doesn't cut it, especially when I work-out in the mornings.
And when my children eat, for example, a bowl of strawberries for breakfast they are usually hungry again before lunch.
These are the reasons why I love homemade MUESLI cereal (overnight soaked grains nuts & seeds).
Recipe found HERE.
But what happens when you forget the night before to soak the cereal?
Or when you want something quicker?
This recipe below is the answer! In 5 minutes you'll have a raw breakfast that will sure to please everyone!
5 Minute Fruit & Oatmeal Breakfast (Soaked)
About 5 servings
2 cups Rolled Oats
3 TBS Sunflower Seeds
2 TBS Flax Seed
1 TBS Chia Seed
3 TBS Wheat Bran
3 TBS Hemp Seeds
1 tsp Salt
3 tsp Cinnamon
3 TBS Coconut Sugar (optional*)
Dried Fruit (to be added at the end)
Options: Dried Blueberries, Cranberries, Strawberries, etc. And/or Raisins
Place all the ingredients (except dried fruit) together in a high-powered blender, and pulse a few times to just begin chopping up the oats. BUT don't chop too much, you still want to see the oat flakes.
*A sweetener is optional. This cereal can become the most sweet with a sliced banana on top. But my kids will eat this more when I add the sugar.
Place all together in an airtight container and store in your refrigerator OR you can make single servings (I use small glass jars) that make it super easy for your children to make their own soaked cereal. They can eat it right out of the jar!
When you are ready to eat:
Pour 1/2 cup non-dairy milk on top of 1 cup cereal and let soak for about 5 minutes.
Top your cereal with FRESH FRUIT like sliced bananas, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, apples, peaches, mangos, grapes...etc. What ever your children love. This cereal is an excellent way to consume not only whole grains, but raw seeds which provide essential fatty acids. Those nutrients that help your childrens BRAINS the most!
Hope you enjoy!