Cook with Us Week 13: Vegan Love Gourmet Super Food Breakfast!

in cookwithus •  6 months ago

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I'm so last minute at finding out about this awesome contest cookwithus. I woke up this morning just lying in bed checking steemit on my phone and I noticed all these amazing vegan dishes and to my surprise there was a vegan theme this week so I had to join in, as i'm vegan and loving it!

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Ok so I had to work double time this morning, I've got to leave for my new job in about an hour and a half so i'm posting this real quick so I don't miss the deadline to enter the contest. I'm not going to have time to go into the ins and outs of how I made this, let's just say melting cacao this morning and licking the bowl sure helped give me a spring in my step and rapid movement to execute this dish so quickly in the early hours of the morning. Hopefully I can up date this post by the time I get home, with more specifics on the recipe.

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Breakfast is one of the most important meals of a day for a vegan, because eating vegan means when you get hungry, you get really hungry, if you are eating plant based healthy diet, your body will metabolize everything super quickly. Vegan's just don't skip breakfast! Breakfast needs to be balanced, sustaining and full of vitamins and minerals.

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Everyday I eat oats because they make you feel full for ages, normally i soak my oats but just yesterday I made a toasted granola mix with?... you guessed it..... oats :) and I let my bread maker do the hard work. For this recipe today I just had to incorporate it into the dish, it was so fresh crunchy and caramelized and I only used natural date syrup, oats, nuts, coconut, freshly squeezed orange juice and pomegranate reduction. I took some of the granola and added date, coconut oil and maqui berry and processed it a little. I used my freshly made liquid cacao, set into moulds, freezed them, then pressed the granola mix down on top of the chocolate and back in the freezer.

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I also made three smoothies for the decoration:

  • maqui berry and banana,
  • strawberry
  • spirulina and banana.

This dish also has local wild nesperos (see my recent recipe using them) topped with mini melon skewers.

Maqui is an amazing super food, I go in to more detail about it here but just to summarize;

its way more powerful than blueberries and has anti aging properties.

In fact this whole dish is full of anti-oxidants that will help you fight against diseases, make you look and feel younger and just set you on the right path for the day.

I love food that loves your body, feeds your mind and your soul too!

Thank you @cookwithus for running this contest by @chefsteve , @pandamama and @offoodandart and @curie for supporting it!

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Welcome to the contest. Your dish looks great. Good luck!

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thanks for welcoming me, glad to be here :)

What a lovely dish. It is a top notch looking plate, and sounds like a flavor explosion!

love seeing new entries on cookwithus! This is a stunner of a first entry @celestialcow. Your snaps are gorgeous and that plating is brilliant. Best of luck and hope to see more entries!

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wow what a compliments thank u for welcoming me to the contest :)

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Great meeting you! Look forward to reading your posts!

What a great way to wake up and start the day with this lovely breakfast. What does maqui taste like? Best of luck and welcome to the contest.

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It taste sweet, thanks!

What a great entry my dear!!

the sweets look good 👍 enjoy and have a great week!

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thank u, i hope u have a good one too... this chocolates are keeping me happy tho :)

Mouth watering...

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:) :) so hard not to eat the granola chocolates all day

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Welcome @celestialcow! We are happy that you joined us this week! What an incredible vegan breakfast dish you create for us! I am learning so much from reading your post. I never heard of maqui berry and wild nesperos. Thank you for sharing this dish today!

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Thanks chefsteve for welcoming me :)

So nice to have you join us @celestialcow! Welcome!

You have put together quickly something that looks so appetizing! The granola-cacao combination looks fun (and cute!). What a nice treat ... and a healthy one too!

What a lovely first entry @celestialcow - as I am writing this early morning I wish I had some of that in front of me right now. Well done and good luck in the competition. Welcome to this wonderful crowd of people. You may do a vegan dish every week if you wish

Magnificent as always!