This is a great recipe if you’re transitioning from the Standard American Diet (SAD), towards raw foods. At first, it might feel challenging to give up packaged cereals, but with raw food recipes like this to step in as a transitional replacement, it helps make the transition a lot easier. And it’s not so much about whether this is a raw food recipe as it is about eating real, wholes foods.
The reason this raw apple cinnamon porridge is mentioned as a transitional recipe is because although it’s raw food, it’s more of a “gourmet raw food” recipe because its heavy on nuts which means its high in fat. One of the most common mistakes people make when they transition to raw foods is that they eat nut heavy dishes at every meal. It took me a while to transition, but eventually I found a lot more success on the low-fat raw vegan diet. BUT, that being said, these transitional recipes still play a great role in helping people overcome food addiction and transition away from more packaged and processed diets towards a real, whole-foods diet.
Without further ado….
Raw Apple Cinnamon Porridge Recipe
For this recipe you will need a food processor. This is one of the top 4 raw food kitchen essentials that I recommend stocking your kitchen with.
- 4 cups walnuts (or almonds or any other nut or seed you have in stock)
- 3 apples
- 2 t cinnamon
- 1 inch nob of ginger
- 5 dates (I love organic medjool dates because they’re so soft and delicious)
- 1/2 t of whole leaf stevia powder
- 1 t of vanilla extract (I usually put more because I love vanilla)
- 1 cup nut or seed milk, coconut water or coconut milk would work too
- Place dates (without the pits of course) with 1/c C of your liquid of choice – seed, nut or coconut milk along the ginger in your food processor and process until smooth (or as smooth as you can get it.)
- Cut your apple into equal chunks (set aside about 1/2 an apple) and place 3 cups of nuts and most of your apple in the processor. Add your cinnamon, vanilla and stevia and process until mostly smooth. Add the rest of your milk to help it process to smooth (but leave some texture).
- Pulse in the rest of your nuts and apple if you like to have some chunky texture consistency.
- Top with anything you like! I like to put shredded coconut on top, or sometimes I like to add goji berries. I also like to top with fresh berries if they’re in season. You can make this porridge as thick or as ‘runny’ as you like. I know growing up as a kid sometimes I would like to add lots of milk to my porridge and other times I really liked it nice and thick. So play with the measurements of milk to desired consistency.
This batch should feed at least 4 people, or 3 really hungry people….
Enjoy this food as a gift from the earth and bless and infuse it with good intention!
Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii