August Newsletter

Time to look Back and Forward!

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Welcome BackWELCOME BACK! We are delighted to have Amy Mawson here with us again at the clinic from Monday 7th September. Amy will be available Monday and Thursday mornings. We are really looking forward to having her as part of our team again and hope you do too. Please call 01442 863800 to book an appointment.

 

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinin A Good Health is the Best WealthWe want to let you know in advance that from September 1st 2015 there will be a £2 increase on our treatment fee since our last increase in April 2012.

  

 

 

Some of you may also remember our past Chiropractor Georgina Acott-Smith whom whilst currently in America has been blogging away on her lovely webiste called Chasing Lobsters.

Today we thought we would bring you just one of her healthy recipes! This one is protein rich, full of goodness and truly scrumptiousPaleo Granola!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup of raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup of raw pumpkin seeds
  • 2 cups of unsweetened coconut flakes/desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup of raw extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup of raw organic honey*
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of salt (optional)

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/300F
  2. Line large baking tray with parchment/greaseproof paper.
  3. Throw cashews and almonds in a food processor and pulse a few times to chop the nuts into smaller pieces.
  4. Mix nuts, seeds and coconut in a big bowl then add cinnamon and nutmeg +/- salt, and stir to coat.
  5. Melt the honey and coconut oil on a low heat on the hob then add the vanilla.
  6. Pour the honey mix over the nuts and seeds, stir well to coat and then pour out onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread evenly.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden.
  8. For a chunky granola, allow it to cool on the tray before snapping into small pieces. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks (warning: chances of it lasting that long are slim – dangerously delicious!!)

* For less sugar, you can reduce the honey content or omit it completely (my preferred way!). Upping the cinnamon can counteract the loss of sweetness. An honest word though…Is this Georgina's healthiest breakfast recommendation?

No. Raw honey may be unrefined and natural but remember sugar is still sugar and for those who really struggle with mid-morning energy dips, omitting the honey would be better. However…Is this a far healthier alternative to most commercial cereals?

ABSOLUTELY! No refined sugars, no preservatives, no extreme temperatures that obliterate nutritional value or produce nasty trans fats.  Being so dense in nuts, seeds and coconut oil, it is loaded with protein and good, healthy, unsaturated fats, vitamins and minerals – all in all a great start to the day!

Try also as sweet protein snack later in the day – it’s great to have in the cupboard! No need for milk, just grab a small handful and enjoy!

For more yummy advice and nutricious recipes from Georgina visit www.chasinglobsters.com