Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Raw Cereal (Soaked Almonds w/ Dates) - Breakfast 5 Ways series (DAY 3)

Why hello!

Today's recipe is so simple, it's not even an actual recipe! Take the idea and switch the ingredients around to your liking- your imagination is the limit! ;)

Our parents once experimented with a raw diet when Sara and I were little, and this used to be one of their favourite breakfasts. It's so sweet and filling that even our 5 year old and 8 year old selves loved eating it in the morning! :D

Here's a visual of all the ingredients needed for this recipe...
Chop and slice everything...

Raw Cereal (Soaked Almonds with Dates)
Serves 4, can easily be adjusted
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 fresh bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates, sliced
  • Apple juice

  1. The night before, place the almonds in a bowl and cover with water. Let soak overnight, or 5 hours minimum.
  2. In the morning, chop the almonds roughly and serve with the sliced dates and bananas into a bowl. Pour the apple juice, just like you would with milk for regular cereal! 

Emie's note: Since this meal is very filling, you might want to consider starting with a smaller portion first. The soaked almonds will keep in the fridge for a few days, and they even make great snacks sprinkled on some yogurt or mixed with fruits!
Why it’s good for you:
Almonds contain a great amount of phosphorus, which helps build strong bones and teeth. Because they also contain riboflavin and L-carnitine, almonds boosts brain activity and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. These wonder nuts even lower the rise in blood sugar and insulin after meals, making them the perfect companions to fruits!

Dates are one of nature's best sources of fibre. Not only do they promote digestive health, but these little dried fruits also boosts the heart health and helps maintain healthy brain performance with their surprising amount of vitamin B6. Not to forget that their rich percentage of magnesium makes them great anti-inflammatories as well!

Bananas contain a unique mix of vitamins, minerals, and low glycemic carbohydrates that enhances athletic performance, benefits the digestive system, and lowers blood pressure so effectively that studies show it substantially reduces the risk of stroke!

We hope that you enjoy this delicious recipe, let us know if you've tried it!

Stay tuned for day 4 of our Breakfast 5 Ways series!


P.S.: How are you finding this series so far? I've got some inspirational posts in the making as well, so hang around for further updates! :)


  1. Mmmm this is so healthy, but at the same time it looks delicious! I can't wait to try that out at home:)
    Thank you for sharing the recipe!<3
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