Recipe

Healthy 'greenola' granola with kale and spirulina

Set yourself up for long-lasting energy and a nutrient boost with this nut and seed granola, supercharged with mineral-rich kale and spirulina.

  • Serves 8
  • 5 mins preparation
  • 35 mins cooking
Greenola served in a melon with pear and kiwi.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 (100g) bunch green kale
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (140g) sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup (55g) white chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cup (300g) pepitas (pumpkin seed kernels)
  • 1 cup (140g) slivered almonds
  • 1 cup (170g) raw buckwheat
  • 3 teaspoons spirulina powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) melted coconut oil, extra
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) pure maple syrup

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Line three large oven trays with baking paper.
  • 2
    Tear kale leaves from stems; discard stems. Place kale on one oven tray, drizzle with coconut oil and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon; massage oil and cinnamon into kale. Bake kale for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through, or until crisp. When cool enough to handle, using your hands, crush kale finely.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, place seeds, almonds and buckwheat in a large bowl; sprinkle with spirulina and remaining cinnamon. Stir vanilla into extra coconut oil, drizzle over seed mixture with maple syrup; toss to coat. Spread mixture evenly over remaining oven trays.
  • 4
    Roast for 20 minutes, stirring halfway, or until nuts are golden. Cool. Combine crushed kale with seed mixture.

Notes

Greenola will keep in an airtight container for up to a month and is delicious served with dairy-free milk or coconut yoghurt.

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