raw vegan black tahini granola recipe

RAW VEGAN BLACK TAHINI GRANOLA

RAW VEGAN BLACK TAHINI GRANOLA REIPE

Granola is so great to have it around. It can be a great addition to any breakfast, smoothie bowls, porridges, even savoury salads to give interesting texture and flavours.

I recently joined Kindness effect at one of their workshops in Melbourne. With the theme “nourish” in mind, I shared my story and belief around how powerful eating can be.

We all know that foods you eat affect us physically. Most modern diseases are said to be triggered by our lifestyle and big part of that is our diet.

Foods are even more powerful than affecting us physically.

Every time we make a decision in life it affects other beings. With food we do this at least 3 times a day. Do you shop at a local organic grocer or supermarket that owns other 1oo other stores. Do you choose local farmers or interstate organic farmers. Every time you open your wallet you are giving a message to the society.

We can complain about our governments and regulations that are not helping people and businesses that are doing it with all of their heart. But that does not solve anything, at least straight away. You CAN do something about it this week, today, at this moment by choosing your foods consciously.

I am no way perfect. I can always improve the way I shop and eat. The most important thing is that I do what I can do best at that situation.

How about you? Do you know where your foods come from? Can you upgrade any, even one produce that make our world more sustainable, more ethical and move towards more thriving place to live?

anyway…

Thanks for listening to my spill….

You may be wondering why I’m talking about this while posting this granola recipe. that’s because this raw granola was shared at the event.

so here it is, here is the recipe for you to enjoy

RAW VEGAN BLACK TAHINI GRANOLA

2 cups buckwheat soaked, drained and rinsed

1 1/2 cup date paste

520g banana, mashed or pureed (about 5 medium bananas)

1/2 cup activated brazil nut

1/2 cup activated sesame seeds

1/3 cup black tahini

pinch of salt

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.

dehydrate till completely crispy.

break into small pieces and serve creatively or simply with your preferred milk

A LITTLE NOTE ON BLACK TAHINI

I love black tahini. It has similar nutrition to white tahini, containing minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and vitamins like vitamin E, B1,2,3,5, and 15.

From Chinese medicine prospective black sesame seeds are regarded highly.

– tonify and increase liver bloodand nourish eyes

– strengthen Jing, increasing energy, tonify the brain and slow ageing.

– boost endocrine system

–  nourish the good and the Yin, bringing blood and nutrition to the hair and skin

About Yoko Inoue

Yoko is the founder of organic raw food and living food cafe, Shoku Iku. The desire to feed her new born daughter and herself healing natural food lead Yoko to discover the importance of the relationship between good health, diet, mind and lifestyle choices. Yoko studied the Macrobiotic lifestyle at the Kushi Institute in Japan, this inspired her to train as a holistic nutritionist which then opened up the world of raw and living foods.

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