Cranberry Coconut “Muesli” {Low Carb, Grain Free & Paleo Friendly}

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Breakfast . . . let’s talk about it shall we?

I mean after all it is the most important meal of the day, or so they say.

Who is “they” anyway?

Random, sorry . . . back to breakfast . . .

I am a huge fan of breakfast!

I’m talking H-U-G-E, HUGE fan!

Sometimes I go to bed early just so breakfast time can hurry up and get here ← yes, really!

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Plus, breakfast time also brings the coffee which is always a welcome sight if you ask me. But, my love of coffee is another story for another day. Something for you to look forward to 😉

So breakfast, tell me . . . love it? Hate it? Take it? Leave it?

If you are a fellow breakfast lover, what’s your preference? Hot/cold? Sweet/Savoury?

Do you have a set/go-to morning routine?

When it comes to breakfast I am a huge creature of habit – always cold, always on the sweet side and always quickly followed by coffee.

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It doesn’t matter how hard I try, hot/savoury breakfast just does not appeal to me in the slightest. And don’t even get me started on oatmeal/porridge, I just can’t do it – It’s a texture thing. I really, really want to love it but . . . just no!

My go-to breakfast is vanilla spiked protein waffles, I’ll just cook up a big batch once a week (sometimes I add a cheeky shot of espresso to the batter because just yum!) and have them wrapped and ready to grab and go when the super busy morning rolls around.

I don’t know about you but, with the craziness that comes with getting everyone up, dressed, fed and out in the morning I ain’t got time for messing around with fancy breakfast prep!

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I need something quick and easy yet hearty, healthy and all kinds of delicious.

Which is why I usually just stick with my waffles . . . you know what they say (there “they” are again!!) , if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!!

But, sometimes it’s nice to change things up a little . . . so I thought I’d have myself a little fun and try to come up with a new – hearty, healthy, seriously delicious way to start the day and that, my friend, is what we are going to do today.

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Today, sweet invisible internet friend of mine, we are going to make ourselves a big ol’ batch of quick and easy, hearty, healthy, paleo friendly “muesli” up in here.

You guys are going to love this . . .

A combination of delicious, nutritious, protein packed nuts are combined with crispy, shards of smoky, sweet roasted coconut chips and some tart, chewy, sweet dried cranberries. A winning flavour combination if ever I saw one!

And it totally ticks all the boxes –

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Quick and easy = check

Hearty and healthy = check

Packed with protein and healthy fats to help you stay fuller for longer = check and check

Subtly sweet, insanely delicious and all kinds of satisfying = checkity, check, check, check!

It also happens to be all natural as well as low carb, grain free and paleo friendly ♥♥♥

Here’s how we make it –

Simply chop up a whole bunch of your fave nuts and seeds, throw in some cranberries and some roasted coconut chips and boomshaklocka, breakfast is served baby!

No muss, no fuss – just real food, real fast that is straight up delicious!

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Breakfast winning that’s fo’ sure

You know what else I love about breakfast? It’s the one meal you can get away with eating for anytime of day – without question.

Breakfast for lunch is totally acceptable.

Breakfast for dinner? Brinner = winner!

And this healthy, homemade cranberry-coconut muesli is no exception.

Perfect for you pre/post workout power-up

Perfect for getting through that mid afternoon slump or –

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The perfectly delicious way to indulge at the end of the day. ← This option could do with a few cheeky dark chocolate chips thrown in for good measure – just go with it 😉

But, as far as breakfast goes . . . simply serve with a splash of your milk of choice (I’m looking at you unsweetened vanilla almond milk), throw on some fresh berries and you, my friend, are in for a real treat or . . .

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Serve your “muesli” on top of a big ol’ bowl full of thick and creamy coconut yoghurt (or Greek style if not paleo), throw on those fresh berries and finish with a drizzle of maple syrup  . . .

The combination of those crisp and crunchy, buttery nuts combined with the  crackle and crunch of those smoky, sweet roasted coconut chips and the tart, chewy sweetness of those dried cranberries . . . divine!

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Don’t you just want to dive head first into that bowl, swim around in it’s glorious deliciousness for a while and then eat your way out?!

And, and you can totally mix this up the night before and have your “muesli” bircher style! Just throw your “muesli” in a bowl or jar, add in some milk or yoghurt (or a combination of both) give it a stir, cover and then pop them in the fridge overnight to soak – ready to grab and go as you rush out the door in the morning.  The nuts soften slightly and get all kinds of delicious as the flavours have a chance to infuse and intensify all while you sleep. I mean seriously what’s not to love?!

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All natural, quick and easy, hearty, healthy, crisp and crunchy, subtly sweet and packed with protein. A delicious, nutritious way to start your day.

Make it. Eat it. Love, love, love it

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Cranberry Coconut “Muesli”
{Low Carb, Grain Free & Paleo Friendly}
Makes approx 2 heaping cups of all natural, quick and easy, hearty, healthy, crisp and crunchy, subtly sweet protein rich, low carb, grain free & paleo friendly, cranberry, coco-nutty “muesli”

Ingredients –

1/4 cup mixed sunflower seeds and pepitas

1/4 cup raw (skinless) hazelnuts

1/2 cup raw almonds

1/2 cup raw cashews

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup roasted coconut chips

Optional but recommended for serving –

Coconut yoghurt (or Greek style if not paleo)

Raspberries

Blueberries

Maple Syrup

Method –

1 – Roughly chop all of the ingredients (or you could pop them in your food processor or blender and give them a quick whizz to break them up, or simply throw them in a ziplock bag and give them a good bashing with a rolling pin or fry pan.

2 – Store in an airtight container (or just a zip lock bag) until ready to serve.

3 – To serve simply eat by the handful, or pour into a bowl (or mug) and a splash of milk and top with fresh berries. Or you can serve over a big ol’ bowl of coconut (or Greek style) yoghurt, some fresh berries and a finish with a drizzle of maple syrup. FYI you can totally stir it up and pop it in the fridge overnight and serve with bircher style which I highly (HIGHLY) recommend!

Enjoy xoxo

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Question of the day –

What’s your preferred breakfast? Sweet, savoury? Hot cold? Tell me!?

Feel free to share recipes or links to your fave recipes either in the comments below, on the Facebook page or tag me on twitter or Instagram – sharing is caring people 🙂 ♥

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2 Comments on Cranberry Coconut “Muesli” {Low Carb, Grain Free & Paleo Friendly}

  1. Anya
    February 26, 2015 at 8:14 pm (3 years ago)

    Hello,just wanted to say that discovering this beautiful blog is like a whole new world to me. Pics and recipes are beautiful. And about that breakfast… unlike you, I’m a huge oatmeal fan. Huge :))) Cooked on the stove,topped with some berries, banana and nut butter. Om nom! But my new favorite breakfast is vanilla spiked protein pancakes. I could easily eat them every single day! That combination of warm pancakes and cold homemade raspberry chia jam is perfect! Love it!

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    • Emma
      March 7, 2015 at 10:03 am (3 years ago)

      Oh thank you for such kind words about the blog, you’re so nice 🙂

      PS – I hear you on the protein pancakes, I do eat them (well the waffle version) most days 🙂

      Reply

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