Traditional breakfast is something that went out the window for me when I became vegan. Never again would I enjoy traditional breakfast foods (eggs, bacon, etc) and I was ok with that. My breakfasts usually consists of green juice and maybe some fruit.
But with all the traveling I did yesterday I woke up in the mood for something more substantial. Luckily I had some raw buckwheat granola from Prana in my luggage. What I love about this granola is that it gets me eating buckwheat, which is really good for you. Buckwheat contains all of the essential amino acids, B vitamins, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and a fatty acid essential to good health.
This granola is great to snack on, but I really wanted cereal. So I made some raw almond milk.
The recipe for almond milk is really simple. You basically only need two things: a blender and a nut milk bag.
The basic recipe is just a ratio. It’s 1 cup nuts to 4 cups water. You just need to soak the nuts for a while (ideally overnight, but an hour or two will do). After the nuts are soaked, drain them and put them in a blender with the water. Blend the nuts together for a few minutes. Then pour the mixture through a nut milk bag. Once you have strained the almond solids out of the milk, put the milk back into the blender to add your flavorings. I usually add a little agave syrup and a pinch of salt.
I topped my cereal with fresh blueberries for a very nutritious breakfast. Good morning. Enjoy!