So you have traded in your holiday destinations for the office or your daily grind, and while getting back into your routine, I am sure you are working hard on your New Year’s resolutions, or should I say goals. Although it is unlikely, but not impossible, to reach all your goals this year it is still important to have them. It keeps you motivated and gives you direction, even if its for a short while at the start of the year.
My goals for this year are
- leading an overall healthier lifestyle
- recycyling – recycling – recyling
- spending more time outdoors with my camera and less time on my computer, ipad and laptop
If you are ever tempted by the fruit and yogurt cups with granola topping in the chill cabinets of your local convenience store, forget about them. They are more than likely loaded with sugar and saturated fats. Rather make your own – this version is low in sugar, uses home made yogurt (or buy a coconut yogurt or low fat one) and is topped with the best granola crunch you will ever taste.
I understand that most people don’t want to make their own yogurt but its a beautiful ritual that is fun and can become addictive. If you are tempted to try, here is our healthy yogurt recipe, free from additives and sugar Make your own yogurt.
Look at the nutritional values on your packet of store bought granola and you will be shocked to find that most have too much sugar and very little fibre. The solution ? Make your own and you will be in control of what you use. I only use organic rolled oats, nuts and seeds with flaked coconut, goji berries and cranberries and whatever nuts that I have at the time. Try our Healthy granola recipe Make your own Healthy Breakfast Granola
And of course to top this breakfast off, use an assortment of beautiful berries, being the best fruits to balance your blood sugar and your waistline.
- Layer the Granola, and yogurt and top with berries