This is one of our staple breakfast recipes from our 4-week detox program. Breakfast can often be tricky when you need to avoid gluten, dairy, and often eggs due to food intolerances.
One batch of our Skinny Minnie mix will make enough for three weeks worth of breakfast!
We suggest buying your nuts from Aldi as they tend to be the cheapest place to buy them and the quality is still good.
- 500gm mixed nuts- you can use any nuts you like. Our suggestion is Almonds, Walnuts, Macadamia. Pecan, Brazil, Cashew. Alternatively, you can purchase a pre-mixed selection.
- Salty water- enough to cover the nuts
- 1-2 tablespoons of Honey/Maple Syrup/Rice Malt Syrup (Fructose Free)
- 2 teaspoons of Organic Cinnamon Powder (we recommend Planet Organics)
- 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Essence
- Soak the nuts overnight in filtered water. Add enough water to cover the nuts and 1 teaspoon of Himalayan or Celtic sea salt.
- The next morning rinse the nuts and use a blender or food processor to crunch the nuts up. Aim for a granola-like consistency.
- Thinly spread on a lined baking tray and set the oven to 160 degrees.
- Combine the honey/rice malt syrup with the cinnamon and vanilla essence and sprinkle over the top of the nuts.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes and stir every 5 minutes to evenly distribute the honey mixture over all the nuts. Remove from the oven when golden brown.
- Serve with coconut yogurt- choose unflavoured yogurts as they are lower in sugar.
- The Skinny Minnie Mix can be stored in an airtight jar in the fridge for 3-4 weeks.
TIP- You can also add puffed brown rice to the mixture after it is baked. You can purchase this from major supermarkets or health food stores. Do equal parts puffed rice to nut mixture. This will make your mixture last even longer!
The NUTRITIONAL factor
Grains, raw nuts and raw seeds contain moderate levels of phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors. These are labelled anti-nutrients, because they compete and block absorption of nutrients in the gut.
In nature, these enzyme inhibitors prevent the seed from sprouting prematurely, so for the plant are essential to the next generations survival. But in our body this can cause issues, which appears to be dose dependent. The more you have, the more chance of unbalancing the nutritional availability of the meal. If you are having a meal such as the Skinny Mini mix, you definitely want to pre-soak the mix!
This is particularly important for children, as their bodies haven’t yet developed the enzymes to break down plant foods, resulting in the food passing undigested through the stool.
When you prepare the nuts and seeds properly, you are getting a highly nutritious meal rich in protein, fiber, and essential fats.
Maybe nuts don’t agree with you?
Have you had a food intolerance test done? Many people have reactions to certain types of nuts, and not others. A food intolerance test allows you to know exactly what you can or can’t eat.
Ask us about food intolerance testing – or click here to learn more.