I don't think it's going to become a habit, but I've been getting really interested in healthy cooking lately and want to share this one recipe for a low-GI, protein-rich breafkast cereal. It's EASY and you can make it with a whole range of different things depending on what you have available.
Here's what I start with:
Raw nuts (I've used cashews and walnuts. You can use any nut you like) and 2 types of seeds. I've used sunflower seeds for magnesium but if I had them on hand I'd also throw in chia seeds, linseed, whatever.
Whiz them up in a processor to a cereal-type consistency....
Like so. I've mixed mine separately so I can use them in different things, but you can just do them all together.
You end up with something like this:
Then throw in a handful of toasted oats. I roast mine on an oven tray with rice-bran oil (the healthiest oil for cooking as it has a high smoke point). You can also keep them raw but I think toasted is nicer.
Traditional museli is mostly oats with other things added - but in this case we're changing the ratio to have less oats than any other ingredient. I put in just enough to make it look like cereal. At this point you can add dried fruit etc to sweeten it, but I'm trying to make this REALLY low-GI which means no sweeteners at all.
I find most bought snacks are processed or sweet. You know all those ground nuts and seeds you made at the start? You can whiz them down into a fine powder and use them to replace some of the flour/sugar in cookies and other baked treats. But maybe that's a recipe for another time.
Anyone else struggle to find healthy snacks?