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Berry, Almond and Coconut Granola Parfait

Recipe

Almond and Coconut Granola

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • ¼ cup hulled pumpkin pepitas
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 90ml honey
  • 1 cup mixed dried fruits, I used cranberries, goji berries, raisins and cherries. You can use apricots, papaya etc
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 160C
  2. In a large bowl stir together oats, almonds, coconut, pumpkin pepitas, sunflower seeds, and salt.
  3. In a small saucepan melt butter with honey over low heat, stirring. Pour butter mixture over oat mixture and stir until combined well.
  4. Line a large baking tray with baking paper, spread granola evenly and bake in middle of oven, stirring halfway through baking, until golden brown, about 15 – 20 minutes. You might have to do this in 2 batches to make sure it cooks evenly.
  5. Cool granola then stir in dried fruits.
Tips: You can keep the granola for up to 2 weeks in an air tight container at room temperature.

Berry Mix

  • 4 cups Frozen Mixed Berries
  • 60ml Honey
  • 750ml Greek yoghurt
Method
  1. Place a medium size saucepan over a medium to high heat and add the frozen berries. Heat until defrosted for approx. 3 mins.
  2. Add honey to mixed berries and cook until the mixture comes to the simmer, turn heat to low and simmer for 5 mins until mixture has thickened.
  3. Set aside and let cool.
  4. To serve, layer the glass with granola then yoghurt, berries, granola, yoghurt, berries and granola etc. Top with some fresh raspberries and granola sprinkled on top.

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This has some great health benefits, I used cranberries, goji berries, pumpkin pepitas, sunflower seeds, all of these have amazing nutritional benefits.

Cranberries

High in Vitamin C and loads of Phytonutrients that assist with –
  • Fighting infection
  • Prevent and assist with UTI (Urinary Tract Infections)
  • Assist with digestive tract, mouth, gums, stomach and colon
  • Cancer fighting

Goji Berries

Rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C, Goji Berries have over 18 amino acids, 21 minerals and large amounts of Vitamin B1, B2, B6 and Vitamin E. Amazeballs!!! Assists with –
  • Mood control
  • Anti-aging
  • Healthy skin
  • Immune booster
  • Cancer fighting
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Liver assist- detox
  • Blood pressure
  • Eye sight
  • Too many to mention

Pumpkin Pepitas (seeds)

Rich in Vitamin E, Zinc, Magnesium, Manganese, assist with –
  • Lowers rick of cancer
  • Prevents diabetes and improves insulin regulation
  • Helps with acne, anxiety, concentration, body repair.
  • Immune boost

Sunflower Seeds

Rich in Vitamin E, Selenium, Calcium & Zinc, these assist with –
  • Cancer fighting
  • Helps fight infection
  • Healthy heart
  • Male reproductive system
  • Skin, bone and teeth health

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