Brazil Nut Porridge

On those cool (or cold, depending on where you are) winter mornings itÕs nice to start out the day with something warm in your belly. Before you go and boil, toast , pan fry or microwave your breakfast take a look at this tasty recipe for a breakfast cereal. I like to fill my 9-tray dehydrator with sprouted buckwheat and dry it for use throughout the month. The dry mixture of ingredients below can be prepared in bulk amounts in advance, that way all you have to do is scoop out the mix and add hot tea.

6 brazil nuts Ð cut into chunks
5 dried figs Ð cut off stem and dice
2 T sprouted buckwheat
1 T chia seeds
1-2 T goji berries or raisins
1 T mesquite
1 T cacao nibs Ð optional
1-2 t maca 1 t carob
1 t cinnamon
? t Himalayan or sea salt
? apple Ð small dice or fine julienne cut or use a banana
? C hot herbal tea

1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
2. Add hot herbal tea of your choice and stir in. Allow to sit in the dehydrator or on the counter for 5-10 minutes.
3. Cut up apple and mix in.
4. Serve warm or chill it in the fridge.

There are 2 tricks to really getting flavor out of this recipe. The first is allowing the figs to soak with all the ingredients for a couple of hours. This works well if you are making a cold cereal. You can just put everything together in a bowl and refrigerate it overnight for a tasty breakfast treat the following morning. The second trick is using a really delicious herbal tea. Something with ginger, citrus and spice works great in the winter. In cold months you can warm your refrigerated cereal up by putting it in the dehydrator for an hour or so before eating.