Wake Up to Raw Porridge
Posted on May 23 2013 | (3) Comments
My energizing raw Multi-Seed Porridge recipe is a delicious way to load up on key nutrients. Seeds are rich in fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. They’re the perfect start to a perfect day.
The Need for Seed
As you’ll see in the video, the first step in this raw breakfast recipe is to create a nutritious ground seed mix using:
- Flaxseeds – help stabilize blood sugar and can loaded with fiber
- Sunflower Seeds – an excellent source of Vitamin E and B vitamins
- Pumpkin Seeds – a tasty source of B vitamins, iron, magnesium, zinc and tryptophan, a natural stress reducer
- Sesame Seeds - a very good source of manganese, copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, and zinc
- Hemp Seeds - contain phytosterols, plant-based compounds that help lower cholesterol levels.
- Chia Seeds - rich in iron, folate, calcium, and magnesium (Not all chia seeds are created equal! Never eat the seeds that come with a Chia Pet ceramic plant. These are not intended for human consumption. Purchase fresh seeds from a health food store.)
The Daily Grind
What’s wonderful about a ground seed mix is that you can really customize this recipe to your own taste, choosing the seeds that you like best. Once you’ve selected your seeds, put them in a coffee grinder and grind away. In my demonstration, I’ll show you how to use the grinder to pulverize the seeds down to a fine powder.
This is an important step because you want your seed mix to blend well with other ingredients.
Just three tablespoons of this flavorful add-in provides 4 grams of protein, 7 grams of healthy fat, 5 grams of complex carbohydrates, and 2 grams of fiber. It has just 1 milligram of sodium and a mere 104 calories.
No Daily Grind Required for Raw Seed Mix
Ground seed mix stays wonderfully fresh in a sealed container for up to three months. I suggest you make a large batch to mix into porridge, sprinkle on salads, and blend into smoothies...or any other dish that needs oomph of flavor and nutrition.
Click here for the Multi-Seed Porridge recipe.
I’m doing a seed poll this week. Which seed is your favorite and why? Cast your vote in the comments section.