Chocolate Orange Grain Free Granola

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Chocolate Orange Grain Free Granola

I have been loving my Mulbery and Goldenberry grain free granola. I wanted to branch out with a new flavour! Hence this amazingly delicious alternative! 

Using nuts as my granola has really helped to keep me full up for longer. Combined with coconut milk or coconut yoghurt (I also buy this one) I feel so satisfied and stronger. Fats are truly changing my body shape, energy levels and moods, I wish I had made the change sooner. I have not missed grains (although i would say I am 80-90% grain free nowaday)and have really been enjoying my food. I still eat legumes as I love lentils and beans. Alternating between grain-free granola, eggs for breakfast (see Greens, Eggs and Ham for my favourite recipe) and Blender Pancakes on the weekend we really do wake up hungry!

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Using superfoods like orange powder and cacao paste can really help reduce the inflammation I have, healing the damage and boosting my metabolism. Chocolate and orange and nuts is also a match made in heaven. Since I am not cooking this granola I thought I would also mix it up by including a tablespoon of Walnut oil with the coconut oil/ghee. You could also use avocado oil if you like. The Sea Buckthorn oil also boosts the oil profile of this dish and ups the nutrient value even more.

Have a read about why I have decided to step away from grains for the time being- (Inflammation, How to Naturally Boost the Immune system and How fats can change your body shape)

Chocolate Orange Grain Free Granola
The combination of chocolate and orange is a winner- add the nuts and you have a delicious healthy fat packed start to the day. Great for breakfast or as a snack.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup raw almonds
  2. 1 cup raw cashews
  3. 1/2 cup pecans
  4. 1/2 cup macadamia
  5. 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  6. 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  7. 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  8. 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  9. 50g cacao paste
  10. 2 tbs orange peel powder
  11. 1 tbsp walnut oil
  12. 1 tbsp coconut oil or outside of Hong Kong see here
  13. 1 tbsp maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Soak and dry your nuts
  2. Add all the dry ingredients into a food processor.
  3. Blitz until crumble like
  4. Add oils and maple syrup and mix well till covered
  5. Dehydrate on silicon sheets or bake in a cool oven.
  6. Store in a air tight container in the fridge
  7. Serve with almond milk or coconut yoghurt
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Greens, Eggs and Ham

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I love eggs for breakfast and normally alternate between my Bircher Chia or Grain free Granola and eggs. For me I have to have a good breakfast as it really sets off the day for me. It is also because I always sit down and have it with the kids. 

This morning I wanted something really quick, but fancied something like eggs benedict. Since I had all these ingredients in the fridge it was the simplest and tastiest savoury breakfast that I have had for a long time. Here are ALL of my breakfast options. This is also a equally simple and delicious lunch or dinner!

Eggs and cheese for me are a match made in heaven, I love raw aged cheese and this cheddar hit the spot with the ham and eggs. I have only just ventured into making my own Kale chips (it helps when you have an amazing quality Kale supplier) but I have been addicted to these ones– today I had hot green on my eggs-yum!. I have been snacking on them but also crumbling them into my salads and eggs for a few weeks now! Flax crackers we always have in the house for the kids to snack on- we like these or these  at the moment.

Greens, Eggs and Ham
This is a delicious spin on eggs benedict! Grain free and packed with nutrition
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Ingredients
  1. 2 pasture raised, organic eggs
  2. 4 slices of pasture raised organic ham
  3. Handful of Kale Chips and a flax crackers broken up
  4. 10g of raw aged cheddar (grated)
  5. Salt and pepper for seasoning
  6. Ghee for frying the egg
Instructions
  1. I steam fry my eggs in ghee. Add ghee to a hot pan. Add eggs when whites have formed add a tbs of water to the pan and place a lid over the top.
  2. Allow eggs to cook for a couple of minutes then remove lid. Perfect runny yolks without having to flip the eggs.
  3. Place ham on the plate, then eggs on the ham.
  4. Sprinkle on cheese, kale and crackers
  5. salt and pepper to season
Notes
  1. Enjoy. You can substitute the ham for steak, chicken or pulled pork. You can also remove the meat completely and enjoy this vegetarian.
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Almond and coconut flour kefir pancakes

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My hubby came up with this recipe. These are based on Jamie Oliver’s American pancake recipe, changing the ingredients but keeping e method. Whipping the whites gives these pancakes an amazing lightness. If you need it to be egg free you may lose this lightness. You can substitute the eggs with ground flax- 1 egg= 1 tbs flax to 3 tbs water mixed together then added (so this recipe will need 3tbs flax mixed in 9tbs water) try whipping the mixture to see if it makes a difference.

70g almond flour
25g coconut flour
20g Quinoa flour
3 large eggs
1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
140ml Kefir (but you can also use almond milk or oat milk
a pinch of salt

First separate the eggs, putting the whites into one bowl and the yolks into another. Add the flour, baking powder and milk to the yolks and mix to a smooth thick batter. Whisk the whites with the salt until they form stiff peaks. Fold into the batter – it is now ready to use.

Heat a good non-stick pan on a medium heat. Pour some of your batter into the pan and fry for a couple of minutes until it starts to look golden and firm. At this point sprinkle your chosen flavouring (see below) on to the uncooked side before loosening with a spatula and flipping the pancake over. Continue frying until both sides are golden. The batter will keep in the fridge so why not make half and save the other half for the next morning!

We serve these with a choice of nut butter and banana or berries and coconut nectar. But you can have them with anything. You can also add banana, blueberries or raspberries to the batter while they are cooking too if you like and then drizzle them with coconut nectar/maple syrup. Delicious…

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