I was a museli addict. I’d have oat based museli or porridge for breakfast every morning. There’s nothing wrong with oats, in fact they have heaps of health benefits and are a great source of fibre, but I need a low carb, higher protein option. Cue super seed museli.
Seeds are an incredibly dense vegan source of protein, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, niacin, folic acid, vitamin b and e, and mono and poly unsaturated fats. After all, they are the eggs of the plant world.
In order to reap the greatest nutritional benefits from seeds and nuts you might want to use activated ones, so that you’re removing the phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors. These naturally prevent the seed or nut from sprouting too early, but when digested make it difficult for our body to absorb the nutrients, and for some people cause inflammation and digestive issues. The activation process involves soaking the seed or nut in water, draining and then drying. You can buy activated nuts, or you can follow The Holistic Ingredient’s guide or the directions from Move Nourish Believe to activate them yourself.
- 1 tablespoon pepitas
- 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon puffed amaranth
- 1 tablespoon puffed quinoa
- 1 tablespoon bukinis
- Optional – 1/4 cup chopped almonds or your choice of nuts
- served with fresh or stewed fruit and/or yoghurt (I like to scatter goji berries and bee pollen on top)
- mixed through porridge
- added to smoothies
- sprinkled on salads
- added to energy/protein balls
- mixed through heated nut butter and rice malt syrup to make museli bars
- added to banana and oats to make baby bites