Flax & Chia Raw Power Breakfast

(Excerpted from YUM: plant-based recipes for a gluten-free diet, 2015) For a delicious and convenient on-the-go healthy breakfast, make this in a re-sealable glass jar and add the walnuts, buckwheat groats, fresh fruit and cinnamon before heading out for your day. Our friend Lynda Hydamaka and her family took the pre-mixed dry ingredients on an off-the-grid canoe trip with some boxes of coconut milk and enjoyed it as an easy breakfast cereal during their trip. Feel free to omit or substitute ingredients based on your own unique dietary needs and what you have on hand. Be creative!

1 small or ½ large banana, mashed with a fork
1 tsp lemon juice (optional)
1 tsp goji berries or dehydrated blueberries
1 tsp raisins
1 tsp dates, diced small
1 tsp cacao nibs (optional)
2 tsp ground flax seeds
2 tsp chia seeds
2 tsp hemp seeds
⅔–1 cup favourite non-dairy milk
3–5 crumbled raw walnuts, pecans, almonds or Brazil nuts (optional)
1 tsp toasted or soaked and dehydrated buckwheat groats (optional)
fresh seasonal fruits and/or berries
sprinkle of cinnamon


In a breakfast bowl, mix the banana, lemon juice, goji berries, raisins, dates, cacao nibs and all of the seeds. For a
lower glycemic index (GI) variation, omit the dried fruit. Cover with milk to about ¼ inch above the ingredients and
leave overnight in the fridge. To serve, add the cinnamon, nuts, buckwheat groats, and the fresh fruit. Stir and enjoy!
Serves 1.


Dr. Theresa Nicassio is a Vancouver-based Registered Psychologist (#1541), Certified Gourmet Raw Food Chef,
Raw Food Nutrition Educator, and author of YUM: Plant-Based Recipes for a Gluten-Free Diet. Available June
2015. For more YUM recipes, tips, information and articles, go to www.yumfoodforliving.com or email Dr. Nicassio
directly at info@yumfoodforliving.com.