Warming Flax Porridge

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{by Teniel Moore – Raw Foods Contributing Author}

I know it’s getting colder in your parts. Spare a thought for me melting over here in Australia as we gear up for another hot summer.

 I’m always thinking of you and the food you would most enjoy during your seasons.

No point me posting my latest popsicle recipe for you now! That can wait till summer.

So here is another fuss free super fast recipe for you all to try this winter season.

I love it because it’s totally gluten-free, so that’s a bonus for those of you that can’t eat oats for brekky.

 It’s full of healthy fats to sustain you and basically all raw apart from some hot water.

So let me give you the recipe so you can whip it up in a about a minute.

Warming Flax Porridge

  • 1/2 cup freshly ground golden flax
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Sweetener of your choice (I use stevia–you could use raw honey or coconut nectar)
  • Generous dash of cinnamon
  • Boiling water (enough to make a porridge consistency–start off 1/4 cup then keep stirring and adding more as needed)
  • Pinch of good quality salt

Grind your golden flax seeds in either a coffee grinder or your blender. I use my vitamix for this part. Then boil your jug.

Pour your ground golden flax into a small breakfast bowl then pour over some boiled water quickly stirring so the mix does not clump together.

Add in your coconut oil, cinnamon and sweetener and continue to stir.

Top with your favourite berries and I sometimes like to add a dollop of coconut yogurt.

 

Tips: Don’t buy pre ground flax seeds (called flax meal) It’s really just a waste of money. Ground flax seeds go rancid very quick so it’s always best to grind flax just before you need to use it.

Store flax and other nuts and seeds in the fridge or freezer to help them stay fresh longer

Flax seeds are like chia seeds when it comes to absorbing lots of liquid. So be sure to add enough hot water to make the mix a nice smooth porridge like consistency.

 

There you have it. This little flax porridge will sure make your rushed breakfast time a whole lot easier. Now you have no excuses to not eat a healthy and sustaining breakfast this winter.

 

Fruit Pizza With Honey Lime Glaze

Fruit Pizza

There are certain recipes that just never get old.  Fruit pizza is one of those recipes in my book–an oldie but goodie.

I remember having Fruit Pizza for the first time back during our newlywed days — 16 years ago!  We were at a social gathering with a group from our church, and were eating potluck style.  Someone brought Fruit Pizza and I remember thinking it was such a pretty dish!  I will never get over the beauty of the color and texture of fruit. Put it on top of a sugar cookie crust and it becomes one of my favorite desserts.  All that nutritious fruit helps me feel better about the sugar.

This recipe takes the classic Fruit Pizza and adds a simple glaze to make it shine!  It is a great finishing touch that makes the pizza even more beautiful.

 

Fruit Pizza

2 pkgs. packaged sugar cookie dough

1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese

1/2 cup sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

2 cups chopped fresh fruit – kiwi, grapes, clementines, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, mango

Honey Lime Glaze

1/3 cup honey

2 limes, juiced

zest of one lime

Press cookie dough into sheet cake pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool.

Mix softened cream cheese, sugar & vanilla until creamy.  Spread on top of cooled crust.

Pat chopped fruit with paper towels, making sure it is not too wet.  Arrange evenly over the cream cheese layer.

Whisk honey glaze ingredients and drizzle over the pizza.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Want a healthier version of fruit pizza?  Taralynn has a great recipe for Healthy Fruit Pizza that uses a grahmn cracker honey crust + yogurt & whipped cream topping.  I can’t wait to try her version.