Nuts about nuts?! So am I.
Offering a variety of healthy fats, fibre, vitamin E, magnesium, manganese and so much more; each nut or seed offers a wide array of health benefits.
It is not only their earthy crunch that keeps us digging for one more handful, but also their strong role in promoting cardiac health, improving cholesterol levels, supporting healthy cognitive function, enhancing healthy skin, decreasing oxidative stress as well as improving our inflammatory markers.
I east these as a snack, sprinkled on my salad or even in my savoury-sweet oats in the morning.
Warning: These bad boys can be addictive!! A tablespoon to a small handful is all you need per day to make sure you stay on your healthy way
100g raw cashew nuts
100g raw macadamia nuts
120g pecan nuts
70g whole raw almonds
90g pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon honey
1½ tablespoons olive oil
1½ teaspoons fine salt
4 sprigs of rosemary
2-3 teaspoons of cayenne pepper, depending on your spice tolerance
1 Preheat the oven to 170°C.
2 Measure out all your seeds and nuts and place them on one large roasting tray.
3 Pour the olive oil and honey over the nuts and mix it through with a spoon. Don’t worry about the honey sticking to the nuts, it will soon melt.
4 Pop the tray into the oven and roast the nuts for 15 minutes, mixing the nuts through once or twice in between to ensure they all get evenly coated.
5 Once the nuts are removed from the oven, add the cayenne pepper as well as more seasoning if needed.
5 Allow to cool and store in a tight container.
*Tip: Although the amount of honey is minimal, for those diabetics out there or any folks who strictly are not taking in any form of honey, this recipe is as delicious without the honey.
Inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi
Nourish yourself to the sunrise.
Cooked with love,
Sunrise by HM
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