On day 3 or 4 of my 2 week raw foods cleanse I started really craving some texture. Smoothies filled me up, but I wanted something I could enjoying chewing. Something a little more filling than just fruit. This is where nuts come in. When I first went 100% vegan, I did all raw foods for about a month and a half. My biggest complaint was I felt like I had to eat way too many nuts to feel satisfied. I like nuts & seeds, but I up to a point. I think I mainly stuck to almonds, cashews, & sunflowers.
This time around I expanded my palate & have become a convert of pistachios. I think I’m in love with them. They give dishes an amazing crunch & flavor. They go great paired with cinnamon & the apples & bananas.
I bought my pistachios already shelled, in bulk, from Costco.
If you’ve never tried pistachios before (besides pistachio pudding, which I LOVED as a kid, btw), you must try. Now that I’m thinking of it, I guess since these are roasted they aren’t technically raw. Oh well, good enough for me.
They’re great in salads, trail mix, chopped up & served over yogurt, fruit or oatmeal. If you’re in a nut rut, give pistachios a try.
A quick, raw breakfast.
- 2 bananas, sliced
- 1 apple, diced
- 1/4 c. pistachios
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- dash of cinnamon
- Combine bananas & apple.
- Toss with lemon & cinnamon.
- Sprinkle with pistachios.
- Eat immediately.
5 g protein, 7 g fiber, 68 mg sodium
Recipe submitted to Diet, Dessert, & Dogs blog’s Wellness Weekend.