There are days when I wake up and want something a little different for my breakfast. Not just juice or a smoothie. Not oatmeal. Not toast or a tofu scramble.
Sometimes I want something a little more decadent. And I want it to be simple, organic, and vegan. So what to do?
Well it starts as simple as steamed carrots and it transforms to something decadent. From boring to fantastic in under 5 minutes – once the carrots are steamed (Unless you puree by hand or your blender/mixer is super old…then maybe in less than 7 minutes).
These carrots are pureed and blended with coconut oil for a filling, satisfying, and decadent taste. Then they are topped with dates and hemp seed.
Hemp seed is not only drug-free (haha) but it contains BOTH kinds of essential fats: omega-3 AND omega-6. Most of the time, we hear about Omega-3 and all of the nuts, seeds, grains, fruits, etc that we can get this essential fat from. But Omega-6 is quite different.
Now, usually, Omega-6 comes from animal products, which leads us to believe that we shouldn’t have any. And when it comes from animals – it’s kind of true. This kind clogs the arteries more and, if you have too much, can be very bad for your health, as with any animal fat. But it is ESSENTIAL – it’s in the name after all.
So how can you get it if you limit animal fats? Hemp seeds are one fantastic way. Also, safflower oil, sunflower oil, and cottonseed oil as well as pumpkin seeds are sources of omega -6.
And therein lays my reasoning for purchasing hemp seed and making delicious carrot puree for breakfast. It’s filling AND full of essential nutrients. Plus, its family friendly. From baby all the way to parents – just leave off the topping for the super-youngsters!
A delicious, time-saving, organic meal. Win-win-win.
Oh-Mega! Carrot-Coconut Puree:
This is one omega-happy meal! This recipe makes 2-3 servings
6 large organic carrots
1 tbsp organic coconut oil
10 dates, pitted and chopped
2 tbsp organic hemp seeds (shelled)
Steam the carrots until soft. When they are cooked, add carrots and coconut oil to a high-powered blender. Blend until fully pureed.
Scoop into bowls. Top with dates and sprinkle with hemp seed.
Eat and enjoy! It’s simple, filling, but a little gourmet!
Peace and love,