Prep time: 10 minutes - Serves: 22 x 45g servings
Apricot, mixed seed & vanilla muesli
The nuts and seeds in this breakfast provide healthy polyunsaturated fatty acids and a great range of vitamins and minerals. It’s a simple recipe; all you have to do is mix.
Each portion contains:
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Unless allergic, expectant mums can include nuts in their pregnancy diet. There is a possibility that consuming nuts in pregnancy may decrease the likelihood of your baby developing allergies as a child1.
- 400g porridge oats
- 75g dried apricots, roughly chopped
- 75g dates, roughly chopped
- 150g whole almonds
- 175g mixed seeds (like pumpkin, sunflower, linseeds, poppy and sesame seeds)
- 50g toasted flaked almonds
- Seeds from 1 vanilla pod
- 135ml unsweetened fortified almond
* Oats: Provides fibre to help prevent constipation caused by your hormonal changes2
* Apricots: Contain iron which can help ensure your baby
* Almonds: Provides folic acid which can help reduce the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida. The NHS recommends taking a folic acid supplement in addition to eating foods high in folic acid during pregnancy4
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl until evenly combined.
- Pour into an airtight container.
- Serve with almond milk.
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- Maslova, Ekaterina et al. Peanut and tree nut consumption during pregnancy and allergic disease in children—should mothers decrease their intake? Longitudinal evidence from the Danish National Birth Cohort. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012; 130(3),724 - 732.
- NHS. Your pregnancy and baby guide [Online] 2018 Available
at:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/common-pregnancy-problems/#constipation [Accessed June 2018].
- British Nutrition Foundation. Nutrition and supplements during pregnancy [Online]. 2015. Available at: https://www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving/nutritionforpregnancy/nutrition-and-supplements-during-pregnancy.html?start=2[Accessed July 2018].
- NHS. Why do I need folic acid in pregnancy? [Online] 2018 Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/913.aspx [Accessed June 2018].
Last reviewed: 7th September 2018