grain free, gluten free
Walnuts are the second highest food source of Omega 3 fatty acids – and Omega 3 deficiency is directly linked to the incidence of ADHD. So I’m always trying to make up recipes with more walnuts…
This one was a winner. I managed to sneak in 1 and 1/12 cups of walnuts (massive dose of Omega 3!), plus lots of protein and low in sugar. Perfectly good for the kids breakfast (or for me with a cuppa).
Did you know that Omega 3 is the body’s secret weapon against inflammation? It’s the nutrient that helps control asthma, IBS, eczema, fibromyalgia, allergies and all the “itis” diseases like arthritis, sinusitis, colitis etc.
And because 65% of the brain is made of Omega 3s – it is also the number one nutrient involved in treating brain disorders like ADHD, autism, dyslexia, depression and even anxiety.
Yes I’m a bit in love with Omega 3. And because 90% of us are deficient in this nutrient – it makes me wonder if this might be part of what’s wrong with our kids’ health?
PLUS, here’s the Top Ten Omega 3 Food Sources for you…
(also how I realised we were not eating enough!):
- Flax seeds
- Fish (salmon, cod and halibut)
- Dried oregano
- Mustard seeds
- Brussel sprouts
- Cooked soybeans
Date and Walnut Breakfast Brownies
- 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup hazelnut meal or almond meal
- 2 t cinnamon
- 1/4 t aluminium-free baking powder
- 2 T cocoa powder 1/4 cup maple syrup or preferred sweetener
- 1 1/2 cups dates finely chopped or whizzed in food processor
- 5 free-range eggs
- 1/4 cup melted butter or coconut oil
- pinch sea salt
- Add all ingredients to large bowl and mix.
- Line a small lamington tray with baking paper (for thin brownies) or use a large loaf tin for thicker brownies.
- Bake at 170C for 15 - 20 minutes.