July 24, 2024

True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe

Russian True Orthodox Church (RTOC)

Can You Have Breakfast Food on No Oil Days?

2 min read

Certainly! Here are some Orthodox fasting recipes for breakfast that do not include oil:

1. Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk or any plant-based milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional, for thickening)
  • Fresh fruits (berries, banana slices, etc.)
  • Maple syrup or honey to taste (if allowed)

Instructions:

  1. In a jar or container, combine the oats, plant-based milk, and chia seeds.
  2. Stir well to mix all ingredients.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. In the morning, top with fresh fruits and a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.

2. Fruit and Nut Breakfast Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup blueberries or any berries
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds or chia seeds
  • Cinnamon to taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine the sliced banana, chopped apple, and blueberries in a bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the chopped nuts and seeds over the fruit.
  3. Add a dash of cinnamon for extra flavor.

3. Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk or any plant-based milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey (if allowed)
  • Fresh or dried fruits for topping (e.g., raisins, apricots, berries)
  • Cinnamon to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, combine the cooked quinoa and plant-based milk.
  2. Heat over medium heat until warm, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add vanilla extract and sweetener, stirring to combine.
  4. Serve in bowls topped with fresh or dried fruits and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

4. Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup spinach (optional)
  • 1 cup almond milk or any plant-based milk
  • Toppings: fresh fruits, granola, chia seeds, nuts

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine the frozen banana, frozen berries, spinach, and plant-based milk.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into a bowl and add your favorite toppings.

5. Rice Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 2 cups almond milk or any plant-based milk (Instead of plant milk, we often use here diluted tahini. To learn how to use tahini, please see this post: https://trueorthodox.eu/tahinis-use-in-oil-less-foods-for-strict-fasting/
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, combine the cooked rice, plant-based milk, and raisins.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thick and creamy.
  3. Add cinnamon and sweetener, stirring to combine.
  4. Serve warm or cold.

These recipes are designed to be simple, nutritious, and compliant with Orthodox fasting guidelines. Enjoy your meals!

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