I’m a big fan of packing in the nutrients at breakfast. I’m an early riser too (those who know me personally think I’m a bit insane), so for me to last into the afternoon working on all cylinders can be a challenge. And as cliche as it is, having a nutritious breakfast is the best way to start my day.
I do have to be really careful with that though. I can’t eat too much at breakfast or I tend to get really sluggish in the mid morning (8-10ish). It can’t be a ‘heavy’ breakfast. No carbo loading, no plates full of meat and potatoes, etc. Fruit, whole grains, and nuts are my usual method. This is one of those attempts to have an all around tasty breakfast that keeps me going during the mid morning. Verdict? Success!
4 ripe peaches
1/2 cup raw almonds
3 tbs chai seeds
1/2 cup puffed millet (or similar)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
10 drops liquid stevia
1/4 cup unsweetened dessicated coconut, optional
Additional almonds for ‘garnish’ if you feel so inclined :)
Wash the peaches and remove the pits. The riper the better! But the stevia will help if the peaches aren’t as ripe. Slice them and add the slices to a chopper. I used my Salsa Express that has two blades and is pretty basic. A food processor should also work well. Add the peaches to a large mixing bowl.
In a coffee grinder, add your almonds. I have a small electonic grinder that will only fit a small amount, so I did about 2 1/2 tablespoons at a time. I loved this though because some of the almonds were ground up into almond meal, but there were still some big pieces to add a nice texture. Add the whole and meal almonds to the large mixing bowl.
Mix in the chai seeds, sunflower seeds, puffed millet, vanilla extract, and liquid stevia. Combine well. I did eat some right away, but I actually prefer this chilled once it’s had some time to settle in the fridge. The longer you let it sit the thicker the dish will become because the chai seeds will soak up the peach juice.
This will serve 4 to 5 as a stand alone breakfast. I had this each morning for one week. I think it’s time for a repeat of that week already :)
This recipe is linked to Just Another Meatless Monday, Mouthwatering Monday, My Meatless Mondays, Midnight Madness Meatless Monday, Tuesday Twister, Tasty Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tuesdays at the Table, Gluten Free Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Delicious Dishes, and Pennywise Platter.