Milo has been one of those things that most of us Aussies have enjoyed since childhood. Who doesn’t enjoy the lovely crunch on top of a glass of ice cold milk!! But with a change to a pale/primal lifestyle it got pushed off the menu. Yep, full of sugar and grains!! When I got my Thermomix earlier in the year I was excited to find (on one of the forums) a recipe for a healthier alternative. A few modifications and we had our own special blend. I love it with a teaspoon of coconut oil added. (You can see it in the pic below.)
- 3 tablespoons linseeds
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons pepitas
- 1/3 cup raw almonds
- 1/4 cup raw brazil nuts (make sure they are FRESH)
- 1/4 cup raw cashews (or hazelnuts for a different flavour)
- 1/4 cup raw pecan nuts
- 1 cup raw cocoa powder (not as bitter as the regular, darker supermarket cocoa)
- 1 cup coconut sugar (has a nice `full’ flavour and is packed with wonderful minerals)
I’ve given Thermomix instructions but you could use a regular blender/food processor.
- Start by grinding linseeds and sesame seeds into a fine powder – speed 9 approx 20 seconds.
- Place everything else except the cocoa powder and coconut sugar in the bowl and blend on speed 9 for 5-10 seconds, checking and scraping down until a fine powder. Don’t blend too far as you don’t want paste.
- Add cocoa powder and coconut sugar and mix through, about speed 7 for 3 seconds, checking and scraping as necessary.
- Store in fridge.
- The texture should be very similar to Milo.
- Remember that this contains lots of oily seeds and nuts so make sure to store it the fridge so it doesn’t go rancid.
- Can be used in so many ways. The kids love it hot or cold in milk (A2 of course), sprinkled on custard or yogurt. You could use it to flavour muffins, cakes, pancakes, etc.
(We got the original recipe from a Thermomix forum and have modified it to suit ourselves.)
Comment from Miss Mac (5) – `Nan, this is better than the one Mummy used to buy in the shop. And it’s healthy too!!’