Raw Super Food Porridge (Grain-free)

I’m on day two of my thirty day grain-free diet, and boy am I finding it challenging already! People already think I’m crazy for being a gluten-free vegan.. But now without grains (oats, quinoa, millet, rice…) for thirty days, they’re really questioning what on earth there is left to eat! I’m not going grain-free for weight loss purposes, rather recommended by a naturopath to balance my hormones and reduce inflammation, possibly causing some of my digestion and GI issues. It is possible to reverse or reduce inflammation by listening to your body and recognizing what might be possible triggers. An anti-inflammatory diet is a common approach and involves removing known allergens and foods that are likely to increase food sensitivities, which are often gluten, eggs, dairy, soy, and nuts. A diet rich in whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, and small amounts of nuts and seeds can have healing effects on the body. Just ensure that your body is getting adequate protein, fat, fibre, omegas, and probiotics that it needs! For more information on reducing inflammation through diet visit Julie Daniluk’s site for great recipes and tips! https://www.juliedaniluk.com

Eliminating oatmeal for thirty days is my biggest challenge, however this raw porridge is a pretty darn good alternative! I was so excited with how well it turned out. Very filling as well!


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Yield:  1 cup


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Ingredients 

  • 1/4 c cashews, soaked over night
  • 1/4 c pecans, soaked over night
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 c almond milk
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Toppings 

  • hemp hearts
  • flax meal
  • pumpkin seeds
  • walnuts
  • blueberries

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  1. Cover the cashews and pecans in enough water to soak over night. When ready to use, drain the water
  2. In a food processor pulse the cashews and pecans until they are broken down into small pieces. Scrape the sides using a wooden spoon
  3. Add the banana, almond milk, coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Puree until smooth
  4. Transfer into a bowl and load on the toppings!

Enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Raw Super Food Porridge (Grain-free)

  1. Do you think this would store well in the fridge? I’m thinking it would be nice to make enough to get me a few breakfasts before work throughout the week.

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