Free Healthy Recipe - High Energy Breakfast Freekeh

Low fat, Low GI, Low sugar

Copyright John Paul Urizar

Like rice, freekeh is normally served as a savoury accompaniment. Cooked with apple juice it makes a delicious wholegrain alternative to muesli or porridge and is particularly lovely with stewed fruit compote or stewed apple.
This recipe was tried and tested on a client who, after eating was sent out on her bicycle to pedal for hours. 5 hours and 33 km later she assured me she still didn't feel hungry or suffer loss of energy. Superwoman or super freekeh - try it for yourself.

Freekeh is not suitable for anyone with a gluten allergy.

1½ cups water
pinch sea salt
2 cm knob ginger, grated

Dry roast the almonds in a small pan and set aside.

Dry roast the almonds in a small pan and set aside. Add the freekeh to a pan with the apple juice, water, ginger and pinch of salt. Bring to the boil then cover and simmer gently for 25 minutes. Core and slice the apples and place in a pan with 3 tbsp water. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until the apple is tender.

Once the freekeh is cooked, remove from the heat, stir through the almonds and serve immediately with natural yoghurt and fruit compote ot stewed apple.

Note: Freekeh is green wheat, harvested before the grain has fully ripened and specially processed to produce a nutritionally dense, smoky flavoured and very interesting wholegrain. It's available from health food stores and the health section of many supermarkets.

Makes 4 servings

Scale recipe to serves

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 35 mins
Ready in: 50 mins

Suitable for:
See also:
Stewed Fruit Compote
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