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This super crunchy chocolate granola is gluten free and will add a special twist to your breakfast bowl. Just sprinkle it on top of your smoothie bowl or eat it along with some coconut yogurt.
Recommended use: Use as a healthy snack or topping of your yogurt or smoothie bowl
Storage: Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months
Ingredients and their health benefits
All nutritional facts are based on my knowledge as a nutritionist and are derived from the nutritional content of each food. The information below is to give you an insight on some of the health benefits certain foods may have but I do not guarantee that my products enhance those benefits.
Raw Cacao Powder
Raw cacao is the purest form of chocolate you can consume. Due to its unprocessed nature, raw cacao powder contains all the nutrients from the original cacao bean. It’s the highest food source of magnesium and brings a lot of anti-oxidants.
Buckwheat belongs to the pseudo-grains and is therefore completely gluten free. It is high in fiber which improves digestion, lowers cholesterol and helps managing your weight.
Virgin Coconut oil
Oil might be quite controversial; however, I believe that virgin coconut oil brings a lot of health benefits. The structure of the fatty acids in coconut oil is quite unique. Even though it’s mostly saturated fat (the fat we want to avoid) the length of the acids is what separates coconut oil from other fats. MCFA or medium chain fatty acids are metabolized differently meaning that our body is able to use those fats as energy. For more information click here.
Brown Rice Syrup
Brown rice syrup is still a sugar, namely glucose and will of course increase your blood sugar levels. However, compared to other sugar alternatives such as agave nectar, honey or coconut sugar, rice syrup does not contain any fructose and thus is favorable for your liver. Fructose normally gets metabolized by your liver and if there is too much of it your liver turns it into triglycerides. This in turns has an impact on your cholesterol levels and fat cells.
As the rice syrup is paired with high fiber foods, the increase of the blood sugar level is slowed down and thus preventing a blood sugar rollercoaster.
Almonds are a great source for mono-unsaturated fats which not only keep your heart healthy but also prevent your body from cravings. Their vitamin E further supports your skin and riboflavin and L-carnitine enhance your brain function.
Cashew nuts, like other nuts, contain healthy unsaturated fats which make them beneficial for your heart health. They also bring along minerals such as copper, zinc and magnesium and are a good source for plant-protein.
The granola comes in a sealable paper bag. Please store in an air tight container and keep in a cool, dry place up to 3 months.
The food is made in a kitchen where also eggs, dairy and gluten are handled.