Holly Paige |
I was fortunate enough to develop a balanced raw food diet with the help of Tony Wright, researcher into consciousness and human origins and author of ‘Return to the Brain of Eden’. This recipe is an embellished version of his recommended breakfast for optimal brain nutrition, covering most of the essential fatty acids, amino acids and many essential fruit compounds, all in undamaged form. In other words the ingredients are freshly prepared and raw, undamaged by heat and processing.
Hemp Milk made with 150g hemp seeds soaked overnight in water
200 – 300ml liquid ( good water or freshly squeezed orange juice, dried fruit soak water, or a mixture of these. 1 orange gives about 50ml juice)
a little orange zest
3 dried figs, soaked overnight in water
3 dried apricots, soaked overnight in water
50g sunflower seeds, soaked overnight in water
50g pumpkin seeds, soaked overnight in water
50g sesame seeds, soaked overnight in water
few chunks fresh coconut or 1 Tbsp coconut oil
a few grains Celtic sea salt
1/4 tsp vanilla powder
2 tsps cacao/cocoa powder
purple corn powder
hemp leaf powder
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lime juice and zest
prunes instead of apricots
walnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias or brazils i instead of some of the seeds
To make hemp milk, drain the hemp seeds and blend with the liquid until the hemp seeds are broken down and the liquid looks milky. Strain and squeeze through muslin or similar cloth to make hemp milk. A muslin bag is easiest.
Drain the soaked ingredients.
Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. By the way if you are using a very powerful blender it may not be necessary to pre-soak the dried fruit – you then get a thicker result.
You can mix a tablespoon of flax oil into each person’s serving increase the omega 3/omega 6 fatty acid balance.
This recipes is particularly delicious topped with fruit such as cherries, raspberries, or mango
Serves 3-4 people