Super berries, such as açai, goji, inca/golden, cranberries and blueberries, to name a few, have been hailed as anti-aging superfoods due to their high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and phytochemicals that help to keep your skin glowing. Nowadays you can buy mixed bags of these super berries - add them to a homemade, gluten-free granola in the morning for healthy skin and improved digestion.
300 g/3 cups gluten-free or steel-cut oats
70 g/½ cup flaked/slivered almonds
75 g/1 cup desiccated/shredded coconut
80 g/½ cup chia seeds
70 g/½ cup pumpkin seeds
70 g/½ cup sunflower seeds
A pinch of salt
125 g/scant ½ cup honey, plus extra to serve
125 ml/½ cup algae, coconut or sunflower oil
150 g/1 cup mixed dried super berries
Plain yogurt, to serve
Preheat the oven to 150°C (300° F) Gas 2.
Put the oats, almonds, coconut, chia, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, plus a pinch of salt in a large mixing bowl and give it a good stir together. Drizzle the honey and oil over the top and stir in. Once the mixture starts clumping together and everything is coated in honey and oil, spread it out onto a couple of baking sheets and pop into the preheated oven to cook for 30 minutes. Give the granola a couple of stirs while it's cooking to make sure everything is evenly baked. It will be a lovely golden colour and crisp texture when cooked.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
Once cooled, stir in the super berries and keep in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Serve with yogurt and a drizzle of extra honey if desired.
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