Superfood Health-nut Mix

This is my favourite snack ever.

It is saturated in Antioxidants, B-vitamins, zinc, vitamin C and fibre.
It will satisfy hunger, fight off colds, reduce cholesterol and give you magical powers ;)

Ingredients

  • Dried pears, chopped
  • Raisins, the jumbo are the best
  • Goji berries
  • Sunflower seeds, raw and unsalted
  • Almonds, raw and unsalted
  • All Bran cereal and a teeny bit of granola

Method
Toss together, mix and snack

Simple Peanut Butter Granola

Sprinkled on top of yoghurt or enjoyed on its own, this peanut butter granola is made with pantry staples, making it an easy recipe to whip up without making a special trip to the grocery store. Also high in protein for a great post-exercise brekkie or snack.

Ingredients
Makes four ¼ c servings

  • 2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter (choose the no salt or sugar added)
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. oats

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Combine peanut butter and honey in a bowl and microwave until peanut butter melts (approximately 20 seconds). Stir.
  3. Stir cinnamon and vanilla into peanut butter and honey mixture.
  4. Add oats and stir until oats are completely covered in peanut butter mixture. Spread out oat mixture onto prepared cookie sheet and bake for 7 -8 minutes until granola is slightly browned. Let cool until granola is crunchy.

This recipe is from Shape.com and recommended by my exercise buddy Diane :)

Hazelnut Porridge

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 4 cups rice milk
  • 2 cups mielie meal
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup hazelnut meal (or crushed hazelnuts)
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Method

  1. Pour the rice milk into a pan and heat over medium heat until almost boiling
  2. Stir in the mielie meal, brown sugar, vanilla and hazelnut. Cook, stirring for 15 minutes or until the porridge is thick and creamy.
  3. Arrange the sliced bananas on top of the porridge and sprinkle with the combined castor sugar and cinnamon. Serve with milk.

The BOMB smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup low fat milk (if lactose intolerant use soy milk or almond milk)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut / almond butter
  • 2 tablespoon raw oats
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • Dash of cinnamon

Method

Place ingredients in your blender. Start slow and gradually speed up blender until smooth. Then blend for another 30 seconds on high.
Benefits: High in calcium, protein, fibre and omega 3

Bircher’s Muesli

Soooo quick and easy! also super healthy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup fat free plain yoghurt or milk or apple juice
  • 1 apple peeled and grated
  • 1 tbsp shaved almonds
  • 1 tsp raisins
  • sprinkling of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp mixed berries

Method

Mix all ingredients (except berries) in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate over night. The next morning, serve with berries.