Breakfast

Berry Yoghurt Granola

Quick, simple and easy, this breakfast option is a bountiful source of antioxidants, fibre, protein and good bacteria – for a happy, healthy mind and body.

Recipe

Berry Yoghurt Granola

Portion: 1

Ingredients: 

  • 100g granola 
  • 200ml coconut yoghurt or kefir
  • 2 handfuls of fresh or frozen berries
  • Fresh berries to top

Variation: Cooked apple & berry compote 

  • 1/2-1 cooking apple 
  • 1 handful of fresh or frozen berries
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp date syrup

Instructions:

  1. If you are having this on-the-go or just want it to look pretty, use a glass jar such as a yoghurt pot or jam jar, otherwise, a regular bowl will suffice!
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  2. To make the berry compote, simply blend the berries. I don’t add sweetener to berries here.

    If you are making the cooked apple & berry variation, chop the cooking apple into small pieces (1/2 or use it all if you have no other use of it) and place it in a pan. Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan and cook on a low heat with the lid on. Once soft, add the cinnamon (1 tsp), date syrup (1/2 tsp) and blended berries. Mix together.
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  3. Spoon a layer of yoghurt or kefir as the base, add a layer of berry compote over this and then a layer of granola. Repeat until you have used up all of your ingredients. 

Serving suggestion: Top with fresh berries 🙂

Storing: As this only takes a couple minutes to put together, it’s best to store each element separately. If you have any leftover apple & berry compote, you can store this in air airtight container in the fridge and use for breakfast the next day.

 

Health Notes

Granola

DIY Granola contains healthy fats in the form of nuts and seeds as well as being a source of plant-based protein, important for supporting the liver to function optimally.

Live (Dairy-free) Yogurt or Kefir

A happy gut is the foundation of a happy body! Chronic digestive issues such as leaky gut, food intolerances and bloating alongside infections such as Candida are often associated with endometriosis and chronic fatigue. Tipping the scales in the favour of good bacteria was of utmost importance to me in healing from CFS and managing my endometriosis and can greatly impact the whole body – including mood.

 

Berries

Research is being conducted into how polyphenols (found in berries) can help preserves bone density after the menopause. Since hormonal treatments for endometriosis may play a part in bone-loss, this is of interest!

 

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