So, my little family has been enjoying eating an almost totally raw/live diet these days. Here is our favourite raw breakfast for days when we need to get out the door fast. Eating foods in the raw preserves their enzymes for optimal digestion, and makes sure you are not losing any of their nutritive value to the cooking process. It's amazing how much more energy I feel after eating this than after eating the exact same thing, but cooked!
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup dates
1/2 cup raw brazil nuts (or whatever raw nut you like)
a pinch of cinnamon
1/2 a pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup of dates
5 cups of filtered water
pinch of sea salt
1/2 a vanilla bean, scraped or 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/4 cup hempseeds
whatever fruit you like
To make the cereal: In a food processor, process the dates and nuts until they make a coarse meal. You don't want them to become a paste. I just make sure they are crumby.
Next, add the oats and process again until the oats are a medium meal texture, too -- not a powder.
To make the milk: In a blender combine the nuts, water, vanilla, salt and dates until very smooth.
To serve: scoop as much of the cereal as you want to serve into cereal bowls (this makes 2-3 servings) -- add some of your milk, enough to cover the cereal quite well, as it will soak up some milk when you mix it -- have the milk go a good inch over the cereal.
Stir it all up, and top with hempseeds and raisins or whatever fruit you like.
Give one last stir and devour!
p.s. The rest of your milk will keep for three days in a covered container. Just give it a good whisk before using after storage.