My favourite breaky

14 Jun

CADA – Coconut, Almonds, Dates and Apple

This breakfast would have to be one of the easiest and quickest breakfasts to make, especially in your thermomix!

Why is it so good for you?

Almonds are low in saturated fat and contain many nutrients including calcium and magnesium for strong bones and vitamin E which may help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer.

The health benefits of Coconut include beneficial effects on cardiovascular health and immune function.

Dates are rich in vitamins and minerals including calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium.  Dates help in fighting constipation, intestinal disorders, weight gain, heart problems, diarrhoea and abdominal cancer.

The fibre contained in apples reduces cholesterol by preventing reabsorption, and (like most fruits and vegetables) they are bulky for their caloric content.

This is also a great breakfast for those that have a gluten free diet.

You can add anything to those four ingredients including pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, goji berries, cranberries, chia seeds , ginger etc

I just throw in 1 apple quartered, two pitted dates (make sure you buy fresh dates and not the dried sort which usually have added preservatives), a small handful of almonds and a sprinkling of shredded organic coconut.   Pulse on turbo for 1 – 2 seconds in your thermomix and you are done!  Top it with some natural yoghurt and this breaky should keep you full until lunchtime.

I quite often make this recipe for the week and keep it in the fridge with the yoghurt already added.  The apple goes a little brown but it doesn’t affect the taste.

If you want fresh OJ in the morning, peel and cut 2 oranges into quarters, add 10 ice cubes and chop/crush on speed 8 for 30 seconds.  And 1 ½ mc of water and blend for a further 30 seconds on speed 7 and voila!  Fresh juice with no wasted fruit!  Thanks to my sister Kylie for that recipe J

Enjoy!

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4 Responses to “My favourite breaky”

  1. Bec Blackman June 15, 2012 at 4:20 am #

    Hi Emma, this sounds great as I’m GF. If you don’t have a thermomix can you just use a food processor?

    • Emma June 15, 2012 at 5:41 am #

      Yes you can Bec, it will just be a different consistency. I also have a GF muesli (second fave breaky!!) I can send you if you like. It is a thermomix recipe but again you could use a food processor. If you are GF, you would really benefit in a thermomix. You can mill all your own grains to make GF flours, breads, cakes etc. I know a great consultant if you are interested 😉

      • Bec June 16, 2012 at 2:04 am #

        I would love th GF muesli recipe if you could please PM it to me.

        The TM is on my wish list 🙂

      • Emma June 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

        I have just sent you an email Bec 🙂
        x

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