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CADA turned instant bircher muesli!

17 Sep

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One of my favourite breakfasts is CADA – Coconut, Almonds, Dates and Apple and this spin on standard CADA is delish!

I can’t take the credit for this one but I don’t remember where I saw it to give the credit to!  I have searched and searched but can’t find it.  If I do, I will update this post 🙂

This breakfast is simply making CADA and adding oats, yoghurt and extra goodies like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, linseeds, hemp seeds, bee pollen or whatever it is that you have in your cupboard.  I make up a big batch of this so I can have it for breaky for a few days.

You will need:

Small Handful of Coconut (desiccated, shredded or flaked)

2 x Apples – quartered

4 x Medjool Dates

2 x Handfuls of Almonds

2 x Tbs Pumpkin Seeds

2 x Tbs Sunflower Seeds

1 x Tbs Chia Seeds

1 x Tbs Linseeds

1 x Tbs Hemp Seeds

1 x Cup of Oats

A few good dollops of your favourite yoghurt (I use Coyo)


Place coconut, almonds, dates and apples into TM bowl, set lid to locked position and turbo 2-3 times for 1 sec each time.  Scrape down sides of TM bowl.

Add the remaining ingredients and mix on reverse, speed 4 for 5 seconds or until combined.

Serve with fresh berries and a sprinkling of bee pollen.

The above quantity gives me around 4 – 5 serves and keeps well in the fridge.

Enjoy! xx





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