Happy New Year! I have been taking a long break over the holidays, wanting to spend time with those that matter most over the holidays and catching up on some long needed rest.
But now I’m back committed to posting at least once a year to keep sending out plantiful ideas and inspiration. Starting off, I wanted to share with you a few recipes to help you start your day off right. Plant based breakfasts that will help you fuel your body for the cold days ahead, and keep you feeling full through to your mid-morning snack.
Below is a basic recipe that I use for granola which can be modified with flavourings of your choice.
- Rolled oats are a great source of fibre, which helps your body regulate blood sugar and feel fuller longer.
- Pumpkin seeds add a kick of protein and minerals of zinc and magnesium.
- Coconut provides a healthy hint of sweetness.
What this granola doesn’t contain are egg whites, refined sugars or oils which are often included in packaged, store bought granola. This recipe is a clean way to kick off the new year and your day.
-Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and orange zest
-Add in 1 teaspoon of lemon zest before baking and when you bring it out of the oven stir in 1/4 cup of cranberries
-When cooled stir in 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
-Stir in almond extract in place of vanilla extract