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Raspberry vanilla breakfast pudding parfait

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I am really excited to start making breakfast parfaits! I discovered them last year but haven’t really made one yet. I know my kids will love these because they look like desert but are only sweetened with stevia and some fruit. Ok I know I was suppose to be studying and not blogging but….a girl needs a break from studying right?:) This can be cooked or made raw (just soak the groats over night)

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Raspberry vanilla breakfast pudding parfait

1 cup cooked or soaked buckwheat groats

1 cup cooked or soaked steel cut oat groats

3/4 cup of water or non dairy milk

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

2 tablespoon shelled hemp seeds

2 tablespoons shredded coconut

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/2 cup water

15 drops vanilla stevia

1/2 cup thawed or fresh raspberries

1/4 cup soaked cashews

* Blend or process the oat and buckwheat groats, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, coconut, stevia, and milk/water.

*Mix up the chia seeds with about 1/2 cup of water, stir and let sit for a few minutes to absorb the water.

* Layer the chia seeds on the bottom, the oat/buckwheat pudding on top, then cashews, then the raspberries. I also put a few chunks of cacao to make it extra yum.

* Makes about 2 servings-Enjoy!

This recipe can also be seen here http://glutenfreehomemaker.com/gluten-free-wednesdays-2-26-14/   and here http://www.allergyfreealaska.com/2014/02/27/whole-food-fridays-2-28-2014/  with many other gluten free recipes.

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Raspberry lavender smoothie for smoothie Tuesday and supporting your kidney yang

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Today’s smoothie is raspberry lavender smoothie. Raspberries are one of the few fruits that help tonify the kidney yang (chinese medicine). This is especially important for people eating a raw food diet especially diets high in fruits because it can put can put your body out of balance and cause many symptoms including: feeling cold all the time, swollen face, swollen extremities, memory loss, hair loss, hearing problems, decreased sexual drive, brittle bones, teeth problems, sore back and knees, frequent pale urination, incontinence, high blood pressure, low sperm count, infertility, hypothyroidism, asthma, impotence, difficult bowel movements. Other foods that help tonify the kidney yang are black foods such as black beans, black sesame seeds, spirulina, shellfish, walnuts, cinnamon and ginger. Go to this page for more information regarding kidney yang http://www.examiner.com/article/foods-that-tonfiy-kidney-yang-when-the-body-is-too-yin

Raspberry lavender smoothie

1 1/2 cups raspberries
1/2 cup chopped mango
2 stalks celery
1 tablespoon avocado
1 tablespoon hemp protein
1/2 tablespoon dried lavender
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon flax oil
pinch cinnamon
pinch turmeric

optional:fresh ginger

*Topped with raspberries, lavender, turmeric, and raisins.