I’m so so very excited to be bringing you my first blog post! After much thought, a failed attempt at blogging, and some more thought, I have decided to bring you live/love/simply. My take on all things food as well as other ramblings that might venture in to my brain from time to time.
To start off with I thought I’d bring you a simple Muesli recipe that I use every week as part of my daily breakfast routine.
I make this mix up nearly every Sunday to make sure I start the working week with a wholesome breakfast. A bowl of this with almond milk and some fresh berries on top, along with a couple of boiled eggs keeps me going until lunch time.
The almonds and walnuts give a great shot of protein and fats, while the oats fill you up and is a great soluble fibre source to start the day. The oats will leave u feeling full and full of energy that will slowly release throughout the morning. The puffed amaranth is something you may not have encountered before. Like all the ingredients in this recipe you can pick it up easily from the local health food store. It’s also a great protein source and is jam packed with lysine- an essential amino acid food great for its immune boosting properties.
This mix takes literally 5 minutes to throw together and just 15 or so minutes in the oven to bake on low temperature. And makes enough to have a serve each morning for breakfast.
I also like to throw some of the mix into a jar with some natural or greek yoghurt and cacao with a tiny dollop of honey or rice malt syrup to make a chocolate crunchy mousse type snack that can be eaten right from the jar. The chia seeds also help to give it a mousse like quality
- 2 cups of wholemeal oats
- 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup of chopped almonds
- 1/4 cup of pepitas
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 1/4 cup of linseeds
- 1/4 cup of puffed amaranth
- 2 tablespoons cup of shredded coconut
- 1 tablespoon of cacao nibs
- 1/4 cup of buckwheat
- 3 heaped tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)
- Combine all ingredients into a large bowl, pouring in the coconut oil in last.
- Stir through the coconut oil thoroughly so that all the ingredients are coated in the oil.
- Spread the mixture out flat onto baking trays lined with paper and bake in the oven on 120c fan forced for 15 minuted or until golden brown.
- Take the trays out of the oven and leave to cool down completely.
- Pour the mixture into your favourite glass jars and store in the cupboard?
- keeps for up to two weeks.
Sometimes I like to add a couple of tablespoons of cacao powder to give a chocolate flavour. Adding some honey with the cacao will give it a little more sweetness, but keep in mind this makes the muesli no longer sugar free. I also like to add cinnamon powder sometimes which tastes amazing, can help keep sweet cravings at bay and has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. You could also try adding some fruit to the mix which will dry out in the oven. If you’re going to add dried goji berries, add this to the mix once its out of the oven
And there you have it. So quick and easy and a real timesaver in the mornings if your looking for a filling nutritious start to the day.