Tropical Gluten Free Granola

Tropical Gluten Free Granola January 25, 2022

The Nutritional Value

The Ingredient List (Serves 7)

· 1 cup (165g) pineapple, cubed

· 5 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped

· orange, 2 tbsp. juice

· 1 tbsp. vanilla extract

· 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

· ¼ cup (60ml) coconut oil, melted

· 3 cups (400g) almonds, roughly chopped

· 1 cup (150g) cashew nuts, roughly chopped

· 3 cups (90g) unsweetened coconut flakes

· ½ cup (70g) sunflower seeds

· ½ tsp. salt

How To Make The Gluten-Free Granola

  1. Pre-heat oven to 250°F (120°C) and prepare 2 racks lined with baking sheets.
  2. In a food processor or high-speed blender, add the pineapple, dates, orange juice, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Blend until smooth. Next, add in the coconut oil and blend again. Set aside.
  3. Chop up the almonds and cashew nuts and transfer them into a large bowl. Add the coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, salt, and mix well.
  4. Fold in the pineapple mixture into the nuts and mix well until combined.
  5. Divide the wet granola between the two prepared baking sheets and spread them into a thin layer.
  6. Place into the oven and bake for around 2 hours. Give the granola a mix every 20 minutes and rotate the trays after 60 minutes of baking.
  7. In the last 30 minutes, keep a close eye on the granola to prevent burning. Finish baking as granola turns golden brown. Cool to room temperature and transfer into airtight containers.
  8. The granola can be kept for a couple of weeks.

Meal Prepping At Its Finest

Eating healthy does not have to be expensive like most people think it is. Buying things in bulk and planning your meals is all you need to do. Plan what ingredients you need for whatever meal you plan on making and when you head to the grocery store, just buy what is on the list. Grocery shopping will feel like a breeze when you are not aimlessly walking around the isles to decide then and there what you are eating tonight.

Planning your meals is key to weight loss as you know exactly what you are putting into your body and how much. A weekly meal prep routine allows you to control how many calories you are inputting every day, which is the perfect recipe for weight loss. Packing your meal in containers refrains you from being able to reach for more.

If you need to rush out of the house every morning, make sure whatever you prep for breakfast can easily be transported everywhere. That way, no matter where you need to be, you can still eat your nutritious meal.

My favorite Breakfast meal prep containers are:

Simple glass Meal Prep Bowls: Perfect for reheating your breakfast in the microwave

Meal Prep Bowls with Dividers: I love these when I want to separate ingredients, like fruit, nuts, and my main meal.

Mason Jars: For overnight oats or yogurt parfait.

Glass Bottle: Perfect for smoothies on the go!

Learn The Art Of Time Management

By preparing your meals for the week and having quality, healthy food options within grasp you won’t have to go out of your way to get food, saving yourself both time and some serious calories. Better management of your meals will allow you to better manage time throughout the day. So once your meals are prepared ahead of time, all you need to do is take them out of the fridge and heat them.