While staying with our family for the weekend Husband and I decided we are willing to take some baby steps towards this lifestyle. I have already cut out most meat and dairy from my diet, so going raw vegan isn't such a stretch for me. We plan on purchasing a dehydrator and have already started our first jar of sprouts thanks to the start up kit we so graciously received from our family. But in the mean time, I am trying to incorporate some of the great recipes I learned this weekend into our menus.
The first recipe for me to attempt in our kitchen is Chia Breakfast Pudding. It is so easy that I figured it would be a great no fail way to start. I also already had some chia seeds just waiting for me to find a way to use them.
3 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp carob powder
1/2 tsp agave
1 cup milk (rice, flax, hemp...whatever you like)
Mix chia, milk, carob, and sweetener in a bowl.
Let sit for about 5-10 minutes while the chia seeds gel.
Add berries and enjoy for breakfast, or even a nutritious snack.
This would likely work great for pre-made breakfasts and could be kept in the fridge for a couple of days.
Chia in Mayan culture means strength. Chia seeds are well known today as a superfood, but what makes them so super?
They are high in antioxidants, fiber, protein, omega-3s and omega-6s, high in calcium, potassium, and iron, magnesium
I found the following list of health benefits of chia seeds at: http://www.thegardenbasket.ca/nourishing-news/the-amazing-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds/