As the weather gets warmer we naturally will reach for cooler foods. Store-bought granolas are so often packed with tons of sugar, making them more of a candy than a healthy breakfast option. This recipe is high in healthy fats which are essential in the production of healthy happy hormones. Starting your day with a serving of plant-based protein and nourishing fats from nuts and seeds will set your hormones on the right track for a stable day of energy followed by a beneficial night’s sleep. Paired with some natural coconut yogurt and antioxidant fresh berries is a perfectly balanced brekkie for Spring.
I love using COYO vanilla bean coconut yogurt.
Hormone Healthy Granola
1/3 cup coconut flakes
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup cashews
1/2 cup walnuts
1/3 cup sliced almonds
3 tbsp flaxseeds
3 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 - 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 pinch pink himalayan sea salt
1/4 cup coconut oil or organic ghee
- Preheat oven to 165 degrees
- Roughly chop the nuts and seeds, by hand or in food processor.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix.
- Move mixture to a baking tray lined with parchment paper. No need to completely spread out the mixture. Chunky bits will be delicious once baked!
- Bake for 15 minutes then let cool.
About the contributor
Shannon Rosie is a clinical nutritionist, author and previous owner of sugar-free whole food restaurant Rosies in Sydney. Shannon has a passion for helping clients heal from the inside out and believes strongly in using food as medicine. Shannon has also produced a range of gut health and weight loss nutrition programs available from her health and wellness website, Living With Rosie. Shannon has completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional Medicine from Endeavour College of Natural Health in Sydney and is an active member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association.