Published on May 22nd, 2013 | by Andrea Bertoli1
From the Archives: Summer Breakfast Recipes
Now that the weather is heating up we can take advantage of nourishing summer fruits, bountiful greens, and fresh herbal teas that keep our bodies light and hydrated. During this seasonal swing it might be hard to incorporate those healthful grains from the winter months, as these are often eaten as warm porridge or oatmeal. But don’t fear: we’ve got four amazing recipes for warm weather breakfasts that include whole grains, nuts, seeds, and fruits to keep you full and happy.
Our favorite recipes for breakfast include No-Bake Granola, Buckwheat Cereal, Coconut Almond Granola, Coconut Chia Pudding, Raw Apple Crumble and Overnight Oats. All these recipes are vegan and gluten-free… and most are raw too!
This No-Bake Granola is one of my favorite snacks! It’s made from ground nuts, seeds, fruits (dates and raisins) and blended with coconut oil and almond butter for a sticky texture just like real granola. It makes a big batch, but it keeps for weeks. Enjoy with yogurt, with milk, as a topping for chopped fruit, or just by the handful!
Buckwheat Cereal is another great summer breakfast recipe, and one of the best ways to use this gluten-free grain. Buckwheat (sometimes called kasha, if it’s toasted) is a seed that has no relation to wheat (so it’s gluten-free), and is loaded with vitamins, minerals and protein. Just like the No-Bake Granola, this grape-nut like cereal can be eaten with yogurt, with milk, or by the handful.
Homemade Granola cannot compare to even the best store brands, especially this Coconut Almond Granola. All you need is an oven, some oats, and any number of nuts, seeds, and a bit of honey or maple syrup. Then you have wholesome granola for breakfasts and snacks!
Though we often think of pudding for dessert, this Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding is so healthful and filling that you will want to eat it at all your meals. Chia seeds are super delicious, but also super healthy. Our wholesome friends at Eat Drink Better say, “Chia seeds [are] packed with vitamins and minerals and are a great vegan source of omega 3 fatty acids. An ounce of chia seeds contains just 137 calories, 9 grams of fat, and a whopping 11 grams of dietary fiber!”
This Raw Apple Crumble is easy to toss together, even on busy mornings. Simply slice some apples (not really a summertime fruit, but good nonetheless!) and toss with this wholesome mixture of dates and nuts.
Overnight Oats are a quick and easy way to get oats into your diet. Simply soak some oats, coconut and chia seeds overnight, then wake up to a creamy treat that you can flavor anyway you’d like.