Breakfast + Brunch/ Gluten Free/ Vegan


Grain Free Green - ola 1 This weekend I left the city and headed home  for some much needed R+R. Getting those last few summer activities in before the rainy season comes to the coast is an essential. We spent yesterday picking the last of the season’s blackberries and munching on homegrown radishes, kale, and spinach straight out of my mum’s garden. Unfortunately, the clouds rolled in just in time to prevent us from watching the Harvest Moon rise and the Lunar eclipse last night, but country joys like roasting s’mores over the bonfire and playing with downey soft Guinea keets, made up for it.

Before I packed my bags and got on the next ferry over to the Island, I whipped up a batch of my new favourite breakfast cereal/all around go-to snack to bring along. It’s basically like if your morning granola and green smoothie decided to chill and have a cute little baby together (then that bb grew up to be gluten free and an all around awesome person).

Using a base of sunflower seeds, almonds, and buckwheat, this granola provides all of the wonderful granola-ness without the oats. The addition of spirulina and chlorella add a nice boost of protein, chlorophyl, and a green earthiness which I love. Haven’t you always said “I wish my granola tasted more like my green juice?”…I know I have ;). Perfect with yogurt, almond milk, or as a smoothie bowl topper, this is my new favourite snack and travel food. I hope you enjoy it too.

Peace out, lovelies!


  • Laura introduced me to this podcast last year. I’ve been listing to all the back issues like crazy these days. Coffee and Autumn and podcasts = true love.
  • Speaking of this podcast, it introduced me to this app and I’ve been using it to daily to become more zen.
  • I love the idea behind this business model and its goals to supply everyone with nutritious meals. We could totally use one like it here in Vancouver.
  • Loving this post by my gal pal Renee. I’ve been struggling with the impossible to achieve lifestyles and perfection displayed on social media lately (and my own role in the problem), so this piece of authenticity is bang on!
  • Peanut butter cups are one of my favourite sweet treats, so these  cookies from TRVL are a must make.
  • Some serious guac issues going on, world. Apple??? For reals?
  • Secret – I really dislike tap water and am all about the bourgeois water. This article breaks down all the bubbly waters one by one. I’m a seltzer gal.
  • How do you guys feel about these claims on veganism? Do you think vegans (or people who don’t eat a lot of animal products) suffer nutritionally? Do you take supplements? Side note, I feel like the most important item I learned from this article is that I must go visit Berlin.
  • Finally, some more great recipes from OSG Everyday –Pumpkin Cupcakes, Coffee Shop Worthy Milk, The Best Marinated Lentils, and this Mushroom Bolognese.

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Print it Here

1 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1 Cup Almonds
1/2 Cup Sesame Seeds
1/2 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
1/2 Cup Buckwheat Groats
3/4 Cup Flaked Coconut
1 Tbsp. Spirulina
1/2 Tbsp. Chlorophyll
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
3 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
3 Tbsp. Maple Syrup

1. In a food processor or the dry container for a blender, chop the sunflower seeds until they make a coarse meal.  Empty the ground seeds into a bowl, and do the same with the almonds.

2. Combine the sunflower seeds, almonds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, buckwheat groats, and Coconut. In a separate bowl combine the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, salt, vanilla, spirulina, and chlorophyll, stirring well. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry until fully combined.

3. Spread the mixture evenly on a parchment lined pan and bake in a 160 C (325 F) oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes stir the mixture and bake for another 12-15 or until dry and golden.

4. Once cool, store in an airtight container.

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    Lily | Kale & Caramel
    September 17, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    I cannot wait to make this!! Adore. Obsessed.

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      September 21, 2016 at 11:11 pm

      blushing!!! I hope you enjoy <3

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    September 20, 2016 at 8:18 am

    I love the idea of adding greens to my granola! I am wondering about adding a Tablespoon of matcha, as an alternative green? Thanks Sophie, for the inspiration :-))

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      September 21, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      hey Carol! So happy you like the recipe. Yes, I think Matcha would make a wonderful sub. <3

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    September 22, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Hola! I’ve been following your site for some time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Huffman Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the fantastic work!

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    September 22, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Thank you! Cannot wait to try this! 🙂

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    September 25, 2016 at 7:56 am

    I love this recipe and need to try it soon! I also really enjoyed the article of Renee that you linked.
    Hope you have great Sunday!
    Love, Emma

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    Joyce @ Sun Diego Eats
    October 11, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Love grain free granolas!!! Saving this one 😉

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      October 14, 2016 at 4:55 pm

      Awesome! I hope you enjoy, Joyce <3

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