This recipe comes from an old schoolmate of mine Mat Brown. I met Mat when I was in England for my third year of university as an exchange student. There was a rulebook of all the things that would get me expelled from the program and Mat and I made sure we checked off each and every item. Mat is even more of a computer geek than me and has a cool site called Beautiful Computers dot CO dot U K, go check it out and buy stuff!
Anyway Mat is not vegan, yet, but he is a hell of a chef and thought this Dukka recipe, which is vegan, would go nicely with my Whole Wheat Bread.
Bread is one of those things that you dont think of as harming animals but there usually is cow milk and butter in most loafs. Finding a recipe that was both vegan and bread machine worthy took some searching. I found a few recipes and put this together. I play around with the types and quantities of seeds. Chia’s seem to be getting really expensive so its been more Hemp and Sunflower lately.
Morning time is breakfast time. My favorite breakfast is a smoothie as they are quick, easy, and full of everything my mom always said I should eat. Obviously you need to have a blender to make a smoothie and just about any will do. However I suggest making an investment in this particular appliance as you may be like me a use it multiple times a day. I have burned through a few blenders and always knew I needed to step it up and get a Vitamix(yes this is an affiliate code, if you buy one after clicking here I get some bread, and I like bread, you dig?). Yes $400+ for a blender is a lot when compared to other blanders, but how about compared to your stove? Anyway thats my sales pitch today back to breakfast.
Over the years my breakfast smoothie has evolved considerably. When I first started as a vegetarian a few years back I discovered a few posts from Steve Pavlina and learned about banana and spinach smoothies. Personally I love these things but my wife is not such a fan. They are green and taste somewhat bland which apparently is not everyones favorite flavor
So I evolved and started adding a few different ingredients to help round out the flavor profile and balance the sugar level. Today I have a base of ingredients that make up most of my smoothies and then I will add whatever I like or whats around. The recipe I made today is pretty typical but I totally spaced the half an orange!