Fresh Meat Fuel: Seedy Granola


(If I used and derby jargon and you’re not quite sure what I mean you can look up the meaning in Silicon Valley Roller Girls’ Blog glossary ) 

After spending pretty much a whole week moaning and trying to rub the aches out of my poor muscles tonight was time for me to get back on the track. I was pretty hopeful about getting to add a few more bruises to the matching pair I have on the outside of each thigh from last week. Hip checksare sooo good for symmetry, that’s how the measure beauty right? I heard that somewhere and in that case I have the fittest bruises!

 I was half hoping a load of new girls would turn up and have a go after the  article on The Sun newspaper’s website today*.  But sadly they never came, maybe Sun readers aren’t the derby type.

Actually tonight’s training was pretty eventful; I got told I’m ready to be assessed to move up and out of newbie skating, we did some super fun blocking and we got to loads of hitting each other off the track. Man do I love the hitting bit. Oh yeah, there was also a rare visit from some lovely paramedics, they even brought us some gas and air. But I passed on the narcotics since I was driving, away the bright red newbie with the newly broken ankle ended up hogging it all**.

So after another night of learning and basically just enjoying the chance to push people over, I am starving!  Since this is my first proper Fresh Meat Fuel post I think it’s best that I do a healthy, well balanced muscle building snack. Pretty sensible I know, but I have just spent 2 hours skating in circles and throwing my self onto concrete so it’s time to make it up to my body.


Even though this snack is a nutritional sensible choice don’t be thinking it’s boring. It’s really tasty and completely satisfies sugar cravings. Especially when eaten with Greek yogurt, blueberries, strawberries, extra honey and dark chocolate shavings.

Make sure you wait until the granola is completely cooled before breaking up to ensure a good crunch.
Make sure you wait until the granola is completely cooled before breaking up to ensure a good crunch.

Fresh Meat Fuel: Seedy Granola
Serves: 1 big jar full
  • 150g mixed nuts (whatever type you like)
  • 100g porridge oats
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 60g runny honey
  • 50g dried fruit
  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C and line a brownie tin with baking parchment.
  2. Roughly chop up your nuts and chuck them into the lined tin along with the oats, seeds cinnamon and oil. Give the mixture a good mix up and spread equally along the tray.
  3. Drizzle over the honey and bake for 10-12 mins until all golden and toasty.
  4. Leave until pretty much cold (this is how you get the crunch), break up, mix in the dried fruit and store in a giant clip lock jar.
All of the dried ingredients quantities in this recipe are flexible. You can mess around with the quantities to suite your taste.


*Usually I would never ever read The Sun, I like my words to be a little longer and minus the boobs.

** I do sincerely hope she has a speedy recovery and this hasn’t put her off skating. It was a pretty nasty fall and I really did feel for her.  

So what do you think?

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