Monday, May 16, 2011

Raw "Oatmeal"

I find raw food very intriguing. I know that it is great for you. We eat too much highly processed foods. I know there is a nice variety that I could make. I know that I wouldn't get any buy-in from the rest of my family (except for smoothies). But because we all eat different breakfasts, I can definitely do raw breakfasts for myself. This morning I made a raw oatmeal and was very pleased. I am not subjecting you to a picture of it because it looks like a bowl of brown mush.....but yummy brown mush none the less!

Raw "Oatmeal"

1 Tablespoon flax seeds
1 teaspoon chia seeds
2 apples, pealed and chopped
1 banana
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup almond milk or water

Soak flax and chia seeds overnight. Drain seeds and put everything in the food processor or blender. Blend until desired consistency (I left the apples a little chunky) and enjoy! Then eat the apple peel because it's good and good for you :) This is supposed to make 2 servings but each serving is only 170 calories, not enough to sustain me until snack, so I ate the whole thing.

I made a raw apple pie over the weekend and while it was very good, I still want to work on making the filling a little less wet. Here is a picture of it without the cranberry/red grape/blueberry topping. The crust was like a Larabar. YUM!!!

This post has also been linked to:
Mouthwatering Monday at Southern Fairytale
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace
Tuesday at the Table at All the Small Stuff
Hearth and Soul at A Moderate Life
Recipe Swap at Prairie Story
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


  1. Wow! Good for you! I thought I was doing well switching from Cheerios to instant oatmeal:-)

  2. Your raw oatmeal sounds so nutritious, and I like the fruit and cinnamon you have added. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop. I also look forward to hearing more about your raw apple pie!