Aug 29, 2013

Figgy Breakfast Bowl

I love fresh figs. And I’ve often pondered different ways of using them in recipes. But the same thing always happens. I see figs at the market, make a beeline for them and fill a large bag. I say to myself, “I really have to make a recipe with these.” Then I get home. And eat them all. Seriously! I can’t stop myself.

Well, finally, I did it. They didn’t last but a day in the fridge and I decided I’d make a fresh breakfast with them. Something different… I’m always looking for different breakfast ideas. So why not use them in a breakfast bowl with nuts and seeds and a fresh orange cashew dressing. Yeah. It’s good.

Ingredients:

  • 12 fresh figs, quartered
  • ½ cup raw pecans, roughly chopped
  • 2 TBS raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 TBS raw pumpkin seeds
  • 2 TBS goji berries
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1¼ cup orange juice (fresh squeezed is best!)
  • 2 TBS hemp seeds

Directions:

  1. Soak the goji berries in ¼ cup of orange juice for 1-2 hours until soft (you can simply soak them overnight if you like).
  2. Blend the remaining 1 cup of orange juice with the cashews in a high-powered blender until smooth.
  3. Toss the nuts, seeds, goji and figs together and top with the cashew dressing.
  4. Garnish with hemp seeds.
Serves 2. Enjoy!
Healthy trails,

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