A traditional Continental breakfast is fresh, inventive, and light, with bold flavors and colorful fruits. Many elements of the breakfast translate very easily to living foods, since the focus of Continental cuisine is the use of fresh, whole ingredients.
For a quick breakfast, try the Buckwheaties Cereal recipe with Berry Nut Milk and fruit for a satisfying meal that takes only minutes to prepare. The cereal can be made and stored for weeks in an airtight jar, and makes a nice snack at any time of the day. If you prefer to have a drink for breakfast, try a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie, Orange Julius, Berry Nut Milk, or a Morning Refresher juice, and boost your energy without feeling heavy. Brunch classics such as Avocado Toast, Coconut Yogurt, Jelly Donuts, or Cinnamon Rolls, paired with a Nut Milk and fresh fruit, are perfect for kids.
All of the recipes in this book are dairy-free, gluten-free, oil-free, and salt-free. They are designed to be experimented with, and the ingredients should be adjusted to taste. Make sure to sample everything as you go, and use only half of the amount of each spice first, so that you can fine-tune the final dish by holding back on the rest of the spice, or adding more, per your particular taste. If you choose to keep the dishes salt-free, you can enhance the flavor by using onion powder, garlic powder, lemon juice, and/or fresh herbs. It’s amazing how a sprinkle of chopped chives, a garnish of fresh cilantro, or a dash of freshly ground black pepper can bring out the flavor of a dish!