Healthy Snack | Christmas Granola Clusters
“My favourite way to enjoy these clusters? With tangy greek yoghurt. Try it, I assure you - it's divine!“ -Erina, founder of The Pantry
Ingredients: Organic Rolled Oats, Hazelnuts, Almonds, Raw Honey, Dried Pineapple, Ceylon Cinnamon Powder, Nutmeg Powder
Why it’s healthier than store-bought?
- No added sugar or preservatives
- Use rolled oats, not highly processed wheat flour
- Use natural salt (pink himalayan salt), not table salt
- Use Ceylon Cinnamon, not Cassia Cinnamon
- Contain 71% of oats and nuts!
Oats are high in fiber and minerals; making it great for digestion, metabolic health and helps in lowering blood pressure and reducing heart-related diseases. Oats are great alternative to the highly processed wheat flour which can cause a spike in your blood sugar level!
Not all cinnamons are created equal. Ceylon Cinnamon and Cassia Cinnamon (originated from China) are our two big examples. Both contain properties that regulates and control blood sugar, however Cassia (the cheaper alternative) contain coumarin which can be harmful/ toxic if taken in large doses.
Natural salt, not table salt! Salt gets bad rep for contributing to high blood pressure. Yes, that’s the case when you are using highly processed table salt, that has gone through refining process which strips off all the mineral it carries except sodium. Sodium works with potassium to regulate blood pressure, using one without the other messes up the system! Natural salt (i.e sea salt, pink himalayan salt) contains minerals that are vital to our health.