Wednesday, February 2, 2011

berry nutritious brekky

chia seeds, coconut milk and irish moss gel
topped with organic blueberries and soaked/dehydrated buckwheat groats


chia seeds : excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, dietary fiber and disease-fighting phytochemicals. used to treat heartburn symptoms. can be purchased online and in most health food stores.

irish moss : a gelatinous seaweed loaded with vitamins and minerals such as sulphur compounds, protein, iodine, bromine, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, pectin, B-vitamins and vitamin C (cites pure joy planet, a trusted seller of raw irish moss). also used topically to hydrate and heal skin problems.

note: i've read those taking anti-coagulating medications should avoid using irish moss.

blueberries : super rich in antioxidants known to prevent/heal heart disease and cancer.

buckwheat groats : gluten-free seeds found to lower blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels. full of fiber, vitamins and minerals. also a good oil source of alpha-linolenic acid, one of the two essential fatty acids needed for a healthy system.

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to make this simple breakfast whisk about 2 T chia seeds with 1/4 C non-dairy milk and a heaping teaspoon irish moss gel. allow seeds to absorb liquid a few minutes.

beforehand, soak buckwheat groats 30 minutes then dehydrate until dry (you could also let them sprout a few days prior to drying for added nutrition).

top with bloobs or berry of choice. raisins and cinnamon also make a nice chia breakfast topping.

what is your breakfast of choice these days? 

14 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful!---and creative, too. But based on what I've got goin' on here in north Texas, I could use a recipe or two using ice and snow. Ha.

    Blessings...

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  2. i've actually never tried irish moss ever. i think that i'm gonna order some because i've been finding a lot of recipes that use it.

    as for breakfast i've been eating ezekial bread with raw cashew butter and bananas.

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  3. I was just wondering what you eat and your post gave me the answer. I love chia!

    Thanks for the health run down on all of the ingredients.

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  4. I have a hard time liking chia. Maybe I will try this.

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  5. Hey! Love chia seeds! they're so versatile. Great looking breakkie sweetie!

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  6. Looks so yummy! I've been eating lots of green smoothies and rawnola!

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  7. awesome looking meal. i cant wait to use the irish moss we have sitting here...

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  8. mmm yum, this would do nicely!

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  9. Oh yum!! How I miss blueberries:)

    I have yet to try irish moss but I'm really intrigued and would love to try it when making a rich dessert..or breaky:)

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  10. Looks so yummy and healthy! I loove blueberries.

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  11. I like your breakfast.:) We have been very focused on incorporating a kefir and mixed berry smoothie into our breakfast regime every day...love the berries.

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  12. yum yum! We eat lots of chia here. Good stuff!

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  13. kelliiiiii...
    Hi there! I love the looks of that! I've never tried Irish Moss, but will now.
    I haven't had a chance to keep up with my favorite blogs lately, (working on a commission) but I'm checking yours out now, to see what I missed. I always love it here!
    By the way, you met Brad?! A small world indeed!! :)
    Sending love ~

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  14. clint - ha! thank you for all your kind words.=)

    griffen - i haven't tried cashew butter. i love pb and nanners.

    bitt - i rarely eat breakfast, actually. only when i'm hungry do i eat, which usually isn't until afternoon.

    jane - the texture was something to get used to. chia seeds help ease my heartburn so i either consume a tablespoon and chase it with water or make pudding.

    rbg - they sure are! thanks sweetums.

    lauren - mmm, rawnola!

    rick - excited to see what you do with it!

    cosmic - =)

    melissa - me too! every day we get closer!!!

    lela - thanks, love.=) these blueberries were a bit squooshy but still good.

    thanks mr. h. i haven't had a smoothie in a while. just kombucha and coffee in the morning. i'm sure that will change once the growing season begins.=)

    heidi - ch ch ch chia!=)

    hi gabriele! yes, i think he lives not too far from me (in PA?). lots of love to you too!

    xoxoxoxoxo

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