Laurie David, Producer of Inconvenient Truth
“Meatless Mondays are the perfect way to start the week: thinking about what is healthier for you and your family; by making a small change that has huge repercussions not only in our own lives but in the world that surrounds us. My own Meatless Monday tradition has become so beloved it lasts almost all week…The day starts very early, with a bowl of this granola, topped with a handful of berries or pomegranate seeds … A bit early to pair wine with, but the perfect fresh start to the week.”
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup ground flax seed meal
- 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup sliced raw almonds
- 1 cup un-sweetened coconut “chips” (or shredded)
- ¾ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup olive or nut oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
Heat your oven to 325ºF. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, toss with your hands until all the seeds and nuts are well combined. Spread the granola on an oiled baking sheet.
Place the sheet into the middle of the oven, check after 15 minutes, if the edges are getting too dark toss gently with a spoon, then bake for another 15 minutes or until golden and toasty. Let the granola cool. Mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for at least 2 weeks.
Optional: Before baking, add a little spice such as a teaspoon of vanilla, cinnamon or ginger. After baking, toss in dried fruit like cherries, raisins or chopped apples. Add even more power with a cup of chia, sesame or hemp seeds.
Tips from David: “This recipe uses some of the healthiest nuts and seeds available, all to give you a superpower leap for your day. Try to resist the temptation to stir until it is cool, that with leave you with more clusters and if you listen you will hear it is quite chatty, it snaps and squeaks and purrs as it cools. Serve with milk or yogurt and a few berries, or grab by the handful, straight out of the jar.”