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Caramel granola & super-green power smoothie

When considering having a plastic-free week or month, food is definitely one of the main challenges. Therefore, we thought we would share a breakfast recipe that is plant-based, full of nutrients, easy to make, and where all the ingredients should be available without plastic wrapping (if you go to the right places of course!).

Caramel granola

We always make these kinds of granolas without any proper measurement of the ingredients, and you should feel free to adjust and add more of what you like.

Ingredients

  • Coconut flakes (can be bought in paper bag or glass container in bulk shops)
  • Gluten-free oats
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Coconut oil (1-2 tbs)
  • Honey/agave nectar(v)/maple syrup(v) (1-3 tbs depending on your sweet tooth)
  • Cinnamon (preferably organic – healthier, kinder to earth and the farmers)
  • Cardamom (preferably organic)
  • Sea salt (a pinch)
  • Water

How to

To make it extra digestion-friendly, we soaked all the seeds overnight, and rinsed them properly, before we mixed all the ingredients minus the coconut flakes in a large bowl. Add enough liquid for the mix to become a bit sticky, so that you will get clusters that stick together. The flakes will burn easily, so we add these in at the end. Set the oven to 175 degrees Celcius.

Place the mixture on a baking tray. If you’re on the plastic-free wagon, make sure your parchment paper is made without plastic, or just use some coconut oil. Place it in the oven until it smells like cinnamon buns with caramel, and add the coconut flakes towards the end.

Supergreen smoothie

This smoothie is a big hit on Instagram, and we just love eating food that have the same colors as the ocean or the woods. Environmental geek level 10. What makes the color pop and the smoothie a superfood powerhouse? Spirulina!

Spirulina is a green-blueish freshwater alga that is packed with nutrients (read more here if you are interested).

Ingredients (2 portions)

  • 1-1.5 mango (ca 250-300 gram)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 – 2 tbs organic coconut milk (paper packaging)
  • 1 tsp – tbs spirulina

We usually add loads of spinach in there, but still haven’t found any good source of greens that are not wrapped in plastic here in Oslo. Mix it all together with a hand mixer, or pop it in a food processor/blender. ENJOY

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