Today's breakfast: Buckwheat Porridge
1/2 cup buckwheat, soaked overnight (rinse and repeat!)
1 apple, chopped into large pieces
cinnamon, to taste
After having washed and soaked your buckwheat overnight, rinse it one more time and then grind it in the blender, adding water until you have a porridge-like consistency. Add the date and the apple, blend, then some cinnamon and you're done.
Fast forward to 7pm.... and I hadn't eaten a thing! I guess the buckwheat breakfast really held me over, as I only snacked on a few almonds post porridge (well, there might've been some carob chips in there too). I was fairly active during the day as well, so it's not as if I was laying about saving energy. Impressive! In fact, the amount of energy I've had during these past few days on raw has been really wonderful. I hesitate to say 'surprising' because the books I've read all tout this, and the raw foodists I've met all have great energy levels. Nothing 'tweaky', just a healthy level.
For dinner I really wanted a burger, or at least something with that texture. I popped into a bookstore and leafed through one of Ani Phyo's books and found a recipe for Sun Burgers:
2 stalks celery, chopped, about 3/4 cup
1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup red bell peppers, chopped
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsps oregano, fresh or dried
1 cup sunflower seeds, ground
1/2 cup flax seeds, ground
1/2 cup water
Dessert? Yes please! You know, with all this new raw stuff going through my head, I forgot that some of the best whole foods already come prepared: tonight's sweet tooth fix is a simple bowl of fresh grapes. Divine!