Wild Laurel

By Laurella Fox-Pitt

Happy homemade Granola

The best rainy Saturday morning remedy, delicious Green Tea and freshly baked homemade granola.

Grab a saucepan and place over low heat.
Large Table spoon of coconut oil, desert spoon of coconut palm sugar or sweetener of choice, vanilla essence and lots of organic oats. Stir well and put on a baking tray, then place it in the oven or under the grill.
Keep an eye on it as they can burn pretty quick.
Remove from oven and add maca powder, cinnamon, goji berries, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.
I don’t cook the seeds as I usually soak and dehydrated them, this starts a germination process which releases enzyme inhibitors and makes them more nutritious and easier to digest. The heat would kill these now live nutritious seedlings. If you haven’t soaked them then it’s ok to cook them.
Let cool and add rice milk or Kara coconut milk or eat warm directly from the pan!

Oats are brilliant at calming the nervous system and helping heat the body through winter. My father always reminded me that the Scottish won their battles on the staying power of their porridge.

Cinnamon balances blood sugar levels and is packed with Anti Oxidants.

Maca is an incredible root that the Inca’s used to increase energy and stamina. It’s also amazing at balancing hormones and renown for increasing sex drive.

Goji berries contain many of our daily macro nutrients and have been proven to increase energy levels, athletic performance, calmness and the feeling of health and happiness.

What more do you want from your humble Granola?!

P.S. Make a small batch unless you have diamond force self control. By 1pm I had eaten the lot……….and am working on my new found super human powers 🙂

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