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Anti-inflammatory granola

This breakfast recipe takes just minutes to prepare and is a delicious, nutritious option in the morning when you haven’t got the capacity or energy to be creative. The only problem is that it’s so moreish you may nibble on it throughout the day!

Fibro Food Fairy

I created this recipe as I have recently begun a Paleo diet or Paleo framework for eating. I say framework as it is more of an approach to eating, than a way to lose weight. At its core the Paleo framework is based on scientific research that suggests through following a diet similar to the Paleolithic man we are best placed to ensure that we consume health-promoting, nutrient-dense food. It also eliminates any foods that may be detrimental to our well-being. Research suggests many people suffering with chronic health issues and autoimmune conditions have found this way of eating helpful and noticed an improvement in their symptoms. For more information on the Paleo framework the The Paleo Mom, is a website created by Dr Sarah Ballantyne, who is not only an expert in the field but someone who has personally benefited from adopting this approach having previously battled with long-term chronic illness.

The average Paleo meal consists of nutrient dense protein, lots of vegetables, healthy, high quality fats and a moderate amount of slow burning carbohydrate. It eliminates dairy, gluten, refined sugars, soya, processed foods, but also grains and legumes. As porridge and oats were one of my go to breakfast options, particularly in the winter, I had to come up with a recipe that was quick and easy to prepare, requiring little energy or thought. There are lots of Paleo friendly breakfast recipes out there, but many of them require cooking and there’s only so many omelettes a girl can have!

In order to supercharge this breakfast I decided to flavour the granola with turmeric and ginger, both of which have anti-inflammatory properties. If you want to up your game even further top with a handful of blueberries which are naturally high in antioxidants. This really is a supercharged, super food that’s a pleasure to eat.

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• Dairy free
• Egg free
• Gluten free
• Grain free
• Nightshade free
• Paleo friendly
• Soya free
• Refined sugar free
• Suitable for Vegans

Anti-inflammatory granola

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By Fibro Food Fairy Serves: 8
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes Cooking Time: 8-10 minutes

This breakfast recipe takes just minutes to prepare and is a delicious, nutritious option in the morning when you haven’t got the capacity or energy to be creative.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup (add according to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 50g coconut flakes
  • 100g flaked almonds
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 25g ground flaxseed

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 170° C fan.

2

In a large mixing bowl mix together the wet ingredients. Add the dry ingredients in the order listed and stir to combine.

3

Line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment and transfer the granola to them creating a thin even layer. Use the back of the spoon to spread out the mixture.

4

Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Store in an air-tight container. Serve with dairy free almond milk or coconut yoghurt and fresh berries.

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