This bowl of energy is giving me new meaning to the idea of cereal. Raw vegan cereal is nutritious and has all the ingredients to offer our bodies more energy. I soak the nuts in water for at least an hour, although overnight is preferable, and then I let them dry out before making this bowl so that digestion is easier. By soaking, the phytic acid coating the nuts and seeds are being broken down so that our bodies can absorb them properly. Nuts in particular have high amounts of enzymes inhibitors which are molecules that interact with chemical reactions to prevent it from working in a normal manner.
The human body is like a well developed machine that needs the right kind of fuel to continue moving efficiently. Research has suggested that consuming nuts can promote healthy aging, reduce inflammation, is a good source of protein, and most contain heart-healthy substances. Seeds are the source of life, they are extremely nutritious, a good source for fiber and offer many important vitamins, minerals and antioxidant. Fruit plays a vital role in staying hydrated, may help to reduce risk for chronic diseases, regulates energy and reduces blood pressure. Cacoa nibs helps absorb the free radicals that cause damage in the body, fight cell damage and increase brain power. Eating coconut in any form will boost the immune system because they are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic so they help to eliminate harmful viruses,bacteria, fungi and parasites.
You can use any combination of nuts, seeds, fruit, chocolate, coconut, etc that you can imagine and allow yourself to enjoy the flavors. One thing I appreciate most about this raw vegan recipe is that it doesn’t come in a box and it’s still super easy to toss together. Each day offers new opportunities to play with combinations. I never feel myself growing bored from the same ol’ breakfast thanks to the variety of colors, flavors and textures that this raw vegan cereal bowl offers.