One of my most popular recipes is granola
✅One of the reasons for that is just general convenience - when I see a client my aim is to make things as easy as possible for them to upgrade, so a straight swap of a bowl based breakfast to something that is nutritionally balanced, simple and delicious ticks all the boxes.
✅The recipe is designed to be adaptable so if you can’t eat one ingredient you can swap with another. The simplicity of making a jar of your own granola goes to the heart of how to eat well and everything I believe in
✅Sometimes I add an extra spoonful of ground linseeds, high in phytoestrogens and fabulous for women to balance hormones and support peri-menopause.
When I talk about using foods to your advantage this recipe captures what I mean👇
✨High in omega 3 fats, essential for your mental health and wellbeing
✨Great source of complex carbs, for slow release energy, which let’s face it we all really need
✨Excellent protein, a must with every meal!
✨I love granola mixed with a kefir or live yoghurt this is high in probiotics for your gut health
✨Loads of fibre rich whole foods that your good bacteria will love, add in a piece of fruit such as this grated apple, or you could used a handful of berries, a chopped banana, some fruit compote…
✨And to top if all we know that a high fibre diet supports daily stools which is a vital aspect of optimal health: removing metabolites, toxins and excess cholesterols from the body.
This granola can be a real game changer so why not give it a go.
200g porridge oats (if you are gluten-free then use gluten free oats)
2 tbsps sunflower seeds
2 tbsps pumpkin seeds
2 tbsps chopped hazelnuts and / or walnuts and /or pecans
2 tbsps flaked or ground almonds or other grounds seeds
2 tbsps sesame seeds
2 tbsps chia seeds
2 tbsps flaxseeds - also called linseeds (ground or whole)
2 tbsps buckwheat puffs (optional but lovely flavour & texture)
2 tbsps coconut flakes, or desiccated coconut also fine
2 heaped tbsps coconut oil
2 tbsps date syrup, or honey, or other syrup that you might have
1 -2 tsps ground cinnamon
In a large saucepan melt coconut oil, syrup & cinnamon. Add in the dry ingredients & mix well.
Spread on a baking tray & bake at 150 degrees celsius turning the granola over every 10 mins. Bake for 30 mins or until brown. Leave to cool.
Put into your glass jar or other container.
Eat for breakfast with a spoonful of natural yoghurt and some fruit such as grated apple, berries or compote
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