No Bake Paleo Muesli
Recently i went on a photography trip with two friends to shoot a wedding in Warrnambool… “The Bool”. We stayed at this awesome cafe turned accommodation near the beach. Since i was travelling with 2 photographers it was decided that i must take the opportunity to make and photograph some recipes! So i tried to think of the quickest and easiest recipes i could make whilst on the go and i came up with a no bake Paleo Muesli. Basically all you need to do is buy the nuts, seeds, fruit and coconut and mix together. Also i made a cute little video above for this No Bake Paleo Muesli, it’s a Stop Motion Video, hope you like it!
With minimal supplies like coconut oil or honey to bake with, i made a raw style of muesli as i thought that would be easier and more cost effective, particularly since coconut oil and raw honey or maple syrup can be expensive. So i went to the supermarket and found toasted coconut flakes, roasted almonds, macadamias, cranberries, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. I think this recipe works better if you buy almonds that are already roasted for a bit of extra crunch factor. I quite like dry roasted almonds.
There was no blender in the accommodation so i had to do muesli the old fashion way and chop all the nuts with a knife. I was very grateful the kitchen was equipped with a rather sharp, large knife which made it much easier! SO i chopped away at the nuts and seeds until they were crumbly. I added them to a bowl with the toasted coconut and dried cranberries. I also didn’t have cinnamon so that’s something else i would add if making this at home with my fully equipped Pantry Staples!
I like to have this style of muesli with yoghurt and fresh fruit. Of course coconut yoghurt was nowhere to be found at the generic supermarkets, so i went with an organic greek yoghurt and tried to find one with the least sugar. Yoghurt is I something i really enjoy and although i don’t really like eating a lot of dairy, i believe in balance and every now and then I will have goats cheese or yoghurt.
Creating recipes is something i love to do. Showing people how easy it is to eat healthy food but also great TASTING food is where i find joy in this whole food cooking and blogging caper. I’m always improving in the kitchen and experimenting and spending time conjuring up fun and simple things for you all to make.
In my last post i spoke about 2015 being all about DOING, and you’ll be happy to hear that so far in January i’m DOING lot’s! I’m getting shit done like i’ve never done before. I’m photographing every chance i get, i’m taking workshops, i’m shooting videos, i’m reaching out to people that in 2014 i’d be afraid to contact, i’m putting more worth in to the work that i do and VALUING the work that i do. After all if i don’t value it, no one else is going to! I guess what i’m trying to say is that, you are the creator of your world and you are the one who sets limits or no limits on yourself. Ask and you shall receive as the old “secret” goes. So if you have something you want to achieve in this world, do it! Even if you don’t know how, try, learn, ask, make a way and a way will be made!
A Paleo Kind of Morning
These are round about measurements, it’s the type of recipe that you could just throw a bit of this and a bit of that and mix it all up!
What you need:
- 1 cup roasted almonds
- 2 cups toasted coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup macadamias
- 3/4 cup cashews
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cranberries
What to do:
- In a food processor blend almonds, cashews, macadamia, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds until roughly crumbly
- Transfer to large bowl and mix in toasted coconut, cinnamon and cranberries. Combine well.
- Serve with fresh fruit and yoghurt!