Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Most Delicious, Easy, and Healthy Breakfast/Snack Ever!

If you have a Thermomix you will already have this recipe. It's CADA. I've just modified it slightly to suit me. For those who don't have a Thermomix a food processor will do nicely.

I LOVE this tasty meal/snack, and use it a lot as a pick-me-up, come feel good treat. I eat it as a breakfast food and also as a snack between meals to stop me eating sweet biscuits or anything else I shouldn't eat. It tastes sweet and delicious and I really enjoy the texture of it to chew on. Here it is.

CADA Plus. (Coconut,Apple,Date,Almond

1 x apple of your choice. ( I use either Fuji or Pink Lady)
2 x heaped tablespoons of wholegrain rolled oats.
1/2 cup shredded coconut.
6 dates. (fresh if you can, seed removed).
1/4 cup almonds.

Juice of 1/2 lemon.
1 small tub of your favourite yoghurt. ( or 2 heaped tablespoons out of a big tub)
1 x teaspoon honey.
Seasonal fruit to decorate. (Optional) (Strawberries and Kiwi fruit are great together) .

Wash, quarter and remove core from apple. Place in bowl of appliance.
Add oats, coconut, dates and almonds.
Chop until roughly fine. (Can be done by hand, just takes longer. Finely dice apple etc)
Tip into a mixing bowl, squeeze juice of 1/2 lemon over and mix well.

At this point you can store it in the frig in a sealed container for a couple of days. No longer, it doesn't taste nice after a couple of days as the apple goes brown eventually even with the lemon juice on it.

To eat now :

Take out 2 large tablespoons of mixture and place into a serving bowl.
Top with yoghurt. Garnish with chopped fresh fruit (if you want, this is optional)
Drizzle the teaspoon of honey over it all.
Sit down and enjoy!
I like to finish off with a nice mug of weak black tea or green tea to wash it all down.

I didn't use any extra fruit to garnish this time as I wasn't very hungry and it is a very filling food. You will be surprised how quickly it fills you up! East slowly and enjoy it. In the summer I nearly always use fresh fruit salad on top and make a big "feast" out of it.  You can alter the ingredient quantities to suit your own taste. These are just a guideline to start you off. It's so yummy I really enjoy keeping it in a sealed container in the fridge and "snack" on it when I'm hungry during the day, without guilt!

In summer CADA makes a wonderful dessert for a Bar-b-q with friends. They enjoy watching you create it in front of them. The base mix will feed approx 2 people, so just multiply from there. Serve your base mix onto a large platter, top with your yoghurt, seasonal fruit (or fruit salad), then drizzle with honey and for an added touch sprinkle with extra shredded coconut. Hand each of your guests a bowl and a spoon and invite them to "dig in". Stand back or you will get trampled in the rush for seconds!
Breakfast - Guilt free and delicious!

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