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[raw] flax seed “muesli”

Trying to cook to satisfy my crazy diet lifestyle while working around a busy schedule always has its obstacles.  Luckily, my freezer is packed full of soup and meals for days I don’t have time to make food.  At other times (well more like many times) I rely on my favorite vice: tacos.  But each day I continue to discipline myself to get into the kitchen and get creative.  I have been making more and more raw food, and although I know I will never go 100% raw, I am liking what I’ve had so far and I want to know more.

I stopped eating cereal this year, and haven’t had oatmeal in years. I have even lessened my grits intake  (my southern roots simply won’t allow it).  I was going to call this madness cereal or granola, but my German roots have decided that this is an oat-free Muesli instead.

I am sure it would be tasty with a dollop of thick yogurt or even a bit of [raw] milk.

The “muesli” takes 5 0r 10 minutes to mix up, then you just place in a container (or multiple small containers for on-the-go), and refrigerate.  It will last you about 4 or 5 days in the fridge.  I buy my flax seeds whole and then grind them into a meal using my coffee grinder.  I figure it all comes out in the wash, anyway.

I have been eating mine with sliced bananas, chopped walnuts and a drizzle of honey.  It is a great grab-and-go breakfast and I usually bring it with me to work for a mid-day snack. I am sure you could even classify it as a dessert.  And it is raw, vegan, and paleo-friendly!

[raw] flax seed muesli

grain-free / dairy-free / soy-free / corn-free

I bring a small container of this, chopped walnuts, and a banana with me to work for a mid-morning snack (because I always seem to get hungry before lunchtime). Serve crumbled or you can patty it out and serve with whatever fruity/nutty topping you choose!

– ingredients –

  • 2 cups whole flax seeds, ground into a meal
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid/melted (if you just place near something warm, it will liquefy)
  • 1 teaspoon raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

– instructions –

  1. Mix the ground flax seeds, sea salt, and cacao powder in a bowl. Stir in coconut oil and sweetener until well combined. Place in an airtight container. Should last 4-5 days in the fridge.

– serve with –

  • sliced bananas, chopped walnuts, drizzled honey
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt, sliced strawberries, chopped cashews drizzled maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup [raw] milk, sliced bananas, slivered almonds


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