To set yourself up for a good day you need a good start and of course one of the key things to that is a great breakfast.
This is Rachels choice, Nut Muesli, a great homemade version of muesli using crushed nuts, buckwheat groats and coconut flakes with a sprinkling of cacao nibs, along with some gluten free oats. Top this off with a dash of fruit, fresh fruits are best such as blueberries and strawberries, I add a few flame raisins and a chopped up medjool date, just a word of caution though, don’t overdo it on the dried fruit due to their high sugar levels. One of the key parts to this recipe is the use of Sirtuin foods, you may have noticed the pun in the title, awful I know, sorry, walnuts, cacao nibs, blueberries, strawberries and medjool dates all contain Sirtuins. We’ll go into more details on the benefits of Sirtuins later but the main point is they have huge health benefits that basically help cells in the body to protect them from inflammation, with the other benefits of building muscle and burning fat, great news.
So here’s what I do…
The below makes a batch of around 5-6 servings, a serving being just over a cup.
1 cup of walnuts
1/2 cup Almonds
1/2 cup Cashews
2 tbsp of Coconut Oil
1 tbsp of Date Syrup
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 cup of Gluten Free Oats
1/2 cup Buckwheat Groats
1/2 cup of Buckwheat Puffs (optional)
1 cup of coconut flakes
1/4 cup cacao nibs
Fruit to add:
Blueberries, Strawberries, Flame Raisins and Medjool Dates.
First of all blitz up the walnuts, almonds and cashews in a food processor until they are all crushed up, how crushed up is up to you. Then pour into a bowl and add the gluten free oats.
Heat in a saucepan the coconut oil and date syrup and stir together into a liquid, then add the cinnamon. Pour the mixture over the crushed nuts and oats, mix well so its all covered.
Then spread over a baking tray, and place in the oven on around 180 degrees and gently roast until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool, then mix in a bowl with the Buckwheat Groats, Coconut Flakes, Buckwheat Puffs and Cacao nibs.
I then add the fruit to an individual portion upon serving, this would include either a handful of blueberries, 1-2 strawberries, a pinch of flame raisins or 1 medjool date chopped. You can mix this up how you want.
Then serve either with probiotic yoghurt or milk, we use nut milks like almond milk and there you have it, pure yum.
Of course this is all about making things your way so take this as a starting point and make it your own…