RAW GRANOLA WITH KEFIR NUT CREAM

Extracted from Wholesome Nutrition by Ian Craig and Rachel Jesson (Struik Lifestyle). © Penguin Random House South Africa (Pty) Ltd 2016.

Granola
•    1kg raw organic rolled oats
•    3 cups chopped assorted raw or activated nuts, e.g. almonds, cashews, Brazils, macadamias
•    2 cups chopped organic dried fruit, e.g. raisins, cranberries, apricots, pineapple 1 cup sun-dried dates
•    1 cup raw dried coconut flakes
•    2 cups mixed seeds

Kefir Nut Cream (Serves 2–3)
•    150ml kefir
•    1/4 to 1/2 cup cashew or macadamia nuts
•    1 tsp vanilla extract
•    3–4 fresh or soaked dried dates
•    pulp of 1 granadilla, 4–5 strawberries, 1/2 medium paw-paw, 1 banana, or a combination of fruits of your choosing

1.    Mix all the granola ingredients well and store in a sterilised sealed glass jar.
2.    Blend all the ingredients for the kefir nut cream together; if a thicker consistency is required, add more nuts, and for a thinner cream, add more kefir or filtered water.
3.    In a breakfast bowl, pour the kefir nut cream generously over a portion of granola and leave to soak for 1–2 hours before serving.
4.    Add the dates and mixed fresh fruit and serve.