Okay so this recipe has been on repeat in our homes for about three months now... and anyone who has visited us including family and friends, have been asking me on repeat on how I make this recipe! So a little disclaimer.. this is not my recipe. It's from a blog that is no longer active and tweaked by my lovely friend Sam (same gal who introduced me to hot yoga, chia seeds, quinoa, almond milk - basically she changed my life!). I have modified this slightly by adding in almonds because I add almonds to everything (home made granola, cakes, oatmeal, smoothies and so on) and it tastes divine! I recently made my mom a batch and she is hooked!
If you are looking for an extra nutritional boost, then add 1-2 tablespoons to your morning oatmeal, smoothie, or even while baking breakfast muffins.. and I promise you, you will stay full until lunch time (no unhealthy snacking!!yay!)
What You Need (All Sources Are Linked Below)
Pumpkin Seeds - 1/2 cup
you want these to be raw which is un roasted, unsalted, unflavoured. My choice has been this company so far!
Sunflower Seeds - 1 cup
again, you want these raw and without ant flavours or salt.
Hemp Hearts - 1/2 cup
Chia Seeds - 1/2 cup
Flax Meal - 1 cup
important side note: any leftover flax meal always has to stay in the fridge!
Almonds - 1/2 cup
You can substitute these for any nut of choice! I have tried walnuts and almonds - and they both tasted amazing!
Air tight container to store your creation
What to do
Grind all whole ingredients (pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts, sunflower seeds, almonds, chia seeds) using your coffee grinder. Remember, since you pre measured them prior to grinding, they will slightly increase in volume. This is the most time consuming step - I typically do this in my tiny coffee grinder, but if you have a good quality food processor, this would work in that too. Just be carefuly not to over grind as this will release the oils in the nuts and seeds.
Mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and store!
Add to your favourite smoothie (my favourite combination is unsweetened almond milk, dash of vanilla, one banana and a cup of spinach with 2 heaped tablespoons of this amazing protein powder - and that keeps me full until around 1 pm if I have it at 7 am).
Thats all for today and if you try out this recipe, definitely let me know by leaving a comment down below!