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Friday, January 27, 2017

Easy, Low GI Muesli

This is an exceedingly moreish, cost-effective muesli that's Low GI, virtually sugar-free and just delicious. If you want something a bit sweeter, feel free to add more maple syrup (which is low GI FYI) or honey if you prefer (not quite low GI). Turmeric is one of those miracle spices that's just so good for you: it works as a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. Cinnamon has the same effects with the added benefits of lowering your blood sugar and helping to reduce insulin resistance. So go on, give it a bash...

Easy, Low GI Muesli 

500g GMO-free Rolled Oats
½ cup Coconut oil (heated until runny)
30ml Maple Syrup 
1 Tbsp Turmeric
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
250g Coconut Shavings
200g Sunflower Seeds
200g Pumpkin seeds
200g Raw Nuts of your choice (optional)

Preheat the oven to 180*C.
Spread the oats over a large baking tray and pour over coconut oil, maple syrup, turmeric and cinnamon. 
Toss gently until the oats are all coated in the oil, syrup and spices.
Bake in the oven, turning every 10 minutes, for approximately 35 minutes or until golden. Set aside and allow to cool. 
Spread the coconut shavings over a large baking tray and bake for 10 – 15 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Allow to cool.
Once cooled, add together and mix in the seeds and nuts before storing in an airtight container.