1Heat the oven to 180C/350F. Depending on the amount of Granola you are making will determine the quantities of the ingredients, you can double or triple the ingredients to make a larger batch. The above is a guide. Place the oats, nuts, seeds, flaked almonds, coconut, sea salt and cinnamon in a large bowl and mix together. Add apple juice and rice or maple syrup and mix well. Add the mixture to a large rimmed baking sheet and bake for around 40 minutes until golden brown and crisp. Every 5 minutes, stir the mixture and turn it over to allow even browning of the oats. I find it easier to use a spatula to do this. When cooked, allow to cool then transfer to a bowl and stir in the dried fruit of your choice. Serve with rice milk or almond milk and some fresh berries of the season.
2It is indisputable; breakfast is the most important meal of the day and on my video link you can make my 5 minute breakfast. You will without a doubt be set up for the day ahead.
3Breakfast makes the biggest impact on your health, it is true medicine. Breaking the ‘fast’ after sleeping we need energy to get going. Blood sugar can be low from fasting during the night so wholegrains are the top of my list for breakfast, releasing energy slowly and keeping you on your toes all morning because they are burned most efficiently as a fuel source. Miso soup is a great vehicle to nourish the spleen which governs digestion.
4Beans are the most alkalizing form of protein and as you know miso is made from soya beans. Green Juice is a part of our morning ‘ritual’ delivering incredible health benefits or for the more adventurous of you some steamed greens.
5Avoid high calorie low nutrient breakfasts such as cereals which can be high in added sugars, flavourings and colourings which will leave you feeling lethargic, read the labels to make sure you purchase cereal with only natural ingredients and no artificial additives or preservatives, better still, make your own.
6If you would like to join me for breakfast then click on the video thumbnail above and choose from my 4 healthy breakfast recipes
7Note: You can make this oil free: simply omit the oil from the ingredients list.