Rise and Shine Cereal
Apart from my son waking me up in the mornings by jumping up and down on the bed around 7:00 am, it takes some effort to slip out of my “Love Pink” pjs and face the day. I love sleep. No, I lurve sleep. My husband and I enjoy sleeping so much, that we take turns getting up first in the mornings, just to give each other “a little lie in.” Shoot, that’s love right there folks. If I have put off any future baby making plans for a few years, I sincerely apologize.
It is with this deep knowledge self that I created some yummy, exciting options to lure me out of the boudoir. A tasty breakfast of champions, yes. Sportsman’s faces on boxes of sugar-laden cereals, no. Feeling is believing if I do say so. As well as being delicious, Rise and Shine cereal is pure energy: Sprouted buckwheat is gluten free, full of b vitamins, phosphorus, magnesium, rich in protein, and amino acids. It may seem a bit fiddly, but soaking makes nuts more digestible and increases the absorption of vitamins to the body. Plonk them in a bowl with some filtered water before bed and it’s ready in the morning. Well worth the extra effort. For convenience, you can make a double batch, and store in an airtight jar for a few weeks. On the day, just add the nuts and fresh fruit, and you’re good to go.
2 cups sprouted buckwheat (sprout your own and dehydrate, or buy them at your local health food store in the raw section. I like the Kaia brand))
4-5 slices of dried mango, chopped
4 medjool dates, seeded and chopped
4-5 dried figs, stems topped and chopped
1/4 cups raw pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight in filtered water, then chopped
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds, soaked 3 hours in filtered water then chopped
1 apple of your choice (I love fiji or cox), cored and chopped
1 banana, peeled and chopped