YMCA Healthy Living Magazine Spring 2020 - Page 18

AUTHOR
SKYE SWANEY Skye Swaney is a dietitian at Shift Nutrition . Learn more : www . shiftnutrition . com . au / about-skye-swaney-dietitian

BREAKFAST RHUBARB WITH GINGER AND STAR ANISE

Serves : 4-6
Stewed rhubarb goes really well with star anise and ginger . It can be easily overlooked amongst all the other spring produce , but when it ’ s in season readily available and inexpensive . You can use it in all sorts of desserts ( it makes a particularly delicious crumble ) but I like it best with some Greek yoghurt and a little bit of toasted muesli .
SPRING RECIPES SPRING 2020
INGREDIENTS
1 bunch rhubarb , sliced into 2cm pieces ¼ cup sugar Juice and rind of 1 lemon ½ cup water 2cm piece of ginger , finely sliced 3 star anise
METHOD
1 . Place all ingredients in a medium sized saucepan over low heat .
2 . Simmer over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes until rhubarb is very soft . 3 . Remove star anise . 4 . Serve with Greek yoghurt and sprinkle over some toasted muesli .

HEALTHY TOASTED MUESLI

Serves : 14
INGREDIENTS
4 cups rolled oats ½ cup seeds e . g . chia seeds , linseeds , pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds ¾ cup nuts e . g . almonds , brazil nuts or walnuts 1 cup 100 % apple juice ½ cup dried fruit , e . g . apricots , apple , goji berries , chopped 1 tbsp coconut flakes
METHOD
1 . Preheat oven to 160 ° C . 2 . Line two baking trays with baking paper . 3 . Combine oats , nuts and seeds in a large bowl . 4 . Stir in apple juice and mix well . 5 . Divide mixture between trays and
Muesli is one of the best breakfasts around . It has got plenty of low glycaemic index ( GI ) carbohydrates and fibre – thanks to the oats and dried fruit , plus protein and healthy fats from the nuts and seeds . Everything you want for a healthy breakfast !
While muesli tastes great , there ’ s something about the crunchiness of toasted muesli which is even better . Unfortunately , commercially made toasted muesli is usually full of added sugar , fat and salt – not exactly the basis
bake for around 35 minutes , stirring occasionally , or until oats are toasted and golden .
6 . Add dried fruit and coconut flakes and stir to combine .
7 . Leave to cool completely on trays and store in an airtight container .
8 . Enjoy !
of a healthy breakfast . But this doesn ’ t mean you have to go back to the raw stuff .
Making your own toasted muesli is not only satisfying , it also means you can add in all your favourite ingredients and you know exactly what ’ s in it . Plus , you can make up a big batch to store in an air-tight container for up to two weeks .
Serve with some Greek or natural yoghurt for extra protein .
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