Last time, I let you in on why Tums and other calcium supplements are terrible for you, and instead, how to get plenty of calcium in better ways.
So today, I’ve got a recipe that’s a great source of calcium, and it’s delicious.
Did you know that almonds are one of the top 10 food sources of calcium? And the almond, coconut, or cashew milk you pour over your granola is the #1 food source of calcium! Yes, they have more calcium than milk.
It makes a perfect breakfast alternative to smoothies without taking any more time out of your morning. This is a good one to make in a big batch over the weekend and then eat throughout the week.
It feels decadent without the acid of your typical granola. It’s lower in sugar, high in protein and calcium, and makes a filling, satisfying start to your day.
So give it a try and let me know what you think over on Facebook.
2 cups raw almonds
2 cups raw cashews
2 cups raw walnuts
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
1/4 cup of dried organic blueberries
1/4 cup of organic golden berries or raisins
3 tbsp. cold-pressed coconut oil
1/3 cup liquid coconut nectar (Coconut Secrets brand)
2 tbsp. filtered water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt (Celtic Grey, Himalayan, or Redmond Real Salt)
1 tsp. vanilla extract (I used 20 drops Medicine Flower Vanilla)
Place all nuts in food processor SEPARATELY to pulse into smaller pieces (choose what size you like for your granola). For example, cashews break apart easier and will process faster, which is why you don’t want to put them in with almonds.
Then combine nuts, coconut flakes, and dried berries into a large mixing bowl.
In a separate small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the granola syrup, and mix thoroughly. Then combine to larger mixing bowl with nuts, and thoroughly mix until all nuts are covered.
Place on a baking sheet, and bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes. Halfway through, give it a quick stir. At 20 minutes, or when golden brown, turn off oven, and remove from heat (carefully, it’s VERY hot). Allow some time to cool off (I give it 20 to 30 minutes), then place in an air-tight container or zip-lock bag to store.
Serve granola with coconut milk or raw almond milk and enjoy!
I’ve got a ton of quick and tasty breakfast recipes like this one in my Get Off Your Acid 7-Day Alkaline Cleanse that are perfect for you if you want to shed extra pounds, eat healthier than ever before, and GET OFF YOUR ACID!
To quote cleanse participant and patient, Kelly Ripa… “Dr. Gioffre put me on this cleanse. It’s an antacid, highly alkaline cleanse, and it has changed my life.”