Markus Rothkranz and Cara Brotman talk about healthy breakfasts including a raw fruit salad and a green smoothie, Marcus style. Both healthy breakfasts are quick and easy to make.
Cara’s fruit salad contains seasonal fruit and cashew cream with added non-alcoholic vanilla, sweetened with maple syrup. Honey or dates are acceptable substitutions for the maple syrup. In this video, she uses strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, mango, banana and red raspberries. The recipe is simple. Place chopped fruit in a bowl, get out the cashews that have been soaked in water for an hour, and then place 2 cups of the drained cashews in a blender. Add some ice and a little water, a dash of vanilla and maple syrup and then blend. When the mix is the desired consistency, pour over fruit. Add almonds or dried pomegranate powder as a topper if desired.
Marcus usually has a green smoothie for breakfast, which is also very easy to prepare. He uses half greens, half fruit and a 1/2 cup of liquid, which he purees in a blender. Spinach, kale, red leaf lettuce, parsley, carrot tops and celery are all possible green ingredients a person can use. He uses several greens, but always uses at least one celery stalk. For a liquid, he suggests coconut water, orange juice or just plain water.
Marcus’ smoothie is brown, but he swears it tastes good. He says that he’s been drinking it for eight years now and he sees himself growing younger each year. You can see the entire video here: