You know those times when you fancy eating something you can really chew that has crunch lots of texture and feels deeply satisfying and is good for you; this combo fills that void perfectly!
Millet Munch is a nourishing cereal blend that you can really munch on and feel good afterwards. A great snack with a good amount of protein and fibre I often eat this as my “healthful movie snack”, I like to eat mine with a dollop of plain kefir or yoghurt, milk works too.
A prebiotic is an insoluble food fibre for beneficial gut bacteria. Eating a diet rich in prebiotic foods helps us maintain a healthy-gut-flora and microbiome. Inulin is a type of insoluble plant carbohydrate that is a prebiotic food source.
Prebiotic Foods include;
Chicory Root, Dandelion greens, Jerusalem artichoke, Garlic, Onions, Leeks, Asparagus, Banana, Blueberries, Seaweed, Apples, Jicama, Yacon Root, Burdock root, Shitake Mushrooms, Barley, Oats, Wheat bran, Legumes, Beans, Peas, Raw Cacao, Flaxseeds, Chia Seeds, Honey,
Anti-oxidant are phytonutrients that can help slow & prevent cellular damage from free radicals that can cause disease. Many plants contain anti-oxidants.
Eating foods rich in certain vitamins minerals & phytonutrients can help balance our bodies hormones and endocrine system which affect our adrenal, thyroid, reproductive health.
Hormonal imbalances may cause a wide variety of different symptoms from fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, anxiety, insomnia, weight gain, weight loss, food cravings, skin + hair + nail health, muscle weakness or pain, inflammation, dryness, infertility,
Foods that can help with balancing hormones;
Leafy Greens & Root Vegetables - high in antioxidants
Nuts - walnuts, brazil nuts,
Seeds - flax, hemp, chia, pumpkin, sunflower,
Wild-caught Omega 3 rich fish like Salmon
Coconut Oil - Medium Triglyercide
Seaweeds & Nettles, Parsley, Dandelions
Medicinal Herbs like Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Maca, Triphala, Licorice, Adaptogens
Omega 3's, Iodine, Selenium, Vitamin B's & D, Digestive enzymes, bitters,
Probiotic and prebiotic foods
Organic & low toxic foods, body & household products
Iron is a mineral essential for building red blood cells, carrying oxygen to lungs & tissues, cellular energy metabolism, healthy brain & immune functions.
Foods high in Iron;
Spinach, kale, parsley, nettles, seaweed, algae, leafy greens, potato skin
Red meat, poultry, liver, fish, shellfish - sardines,
Tofu, Black Beans, Chickpeas, Lentils, Beans
Quinoa, Teff, Oats, Buckwheat, Rice, Millet, Barley, Wheat
Seeds pumpkin & squash, pistachios, hemp, flax, almonds, cashews, cacao, dark chocolate,
Dried fruits apricots, raisins, molasses
Recipes are added sugar-free & free from added sweeteners. No refined sugar, cane sugar, alternative sugars, no natural sweeteners like maple syrup & honey.
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Millet Munch Cereal
MIX all ingredients together in a big bowl or glass storage jar
STORE in an airtight container or glass jar; this stores really well so you can double up the recipe; shake well to mix before serving.
Substitute puffed Millet for puffed Brown Rice or Puffed Quinoa – both are naturally gluten-free.
Swap up the seeds as you wish; there is something about this munch texture combo tho.
Add small dried fruits like currants for some sweetness and more anti-oxidants