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A yummy start to the day

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“Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it is also my favourite meal because it sets the tone for the rest of my day,” says Australian gluten and grain free food expert Tania Hubbard. And to help kick start your day, here’s a mouthwatering breakfast recipe guaranteed to put a smile to your morning face. 

Grain Free Bircher Style Muesli

Ingredients

6 almonds
6 pecans
1 tsp pumpkin seeds
1 tsp sunflower seeds
1 small/medium apple or pear
. tsp cinnamon
A little squeeze of honey
Yoghurt or cream (or both) to your liking

Night before
Soak the almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds in a cup and a half of water overnight. Make sure the water is well above the line of the nuts and seeds – they are thirsty and will soak up water over night.

In the morning
Drain off the soaked nuts and seeds and rinse thoroughly until the water runs clear. Place them into your food processor and pulse start/stop a few times until the mix starts to break down. Add sliced apple/pear and cinnamon – pulse a few more times until apple/pear is broken up into smaller pieces. Tip the mix into your breakfast bowl, add a good blob of yoghurt, a swish of honey and breakfast is done.

Other possibilities
Rinse and place the soaked nuts and seeds into a bowl. Grate apple over the top, add cinnamon, honey and eat without blending. The nuts and seeds will be very soft and moist from soaking overnight. Enjoy on its own or top it off with plain yoghurt, fresh cream or both.