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Paleo Orange Date Granola.

This June, we are so excited to be participating in the #GoOrange challenge. Like any challenge we must tackle this one strategically…(just kidding!) We’ve already started to experiment with oranges, like our new paleo orange date granola recipe (scroll down to check it out!).

Pick ten days in June, add an orange a day…and reap the benefits (check out the #GoOrange guide below, it has heaps of cool info about oranges). Wahoo! We like the sound of this merrymaker challenge!

So yes, mr orange is sometimes mr no-friends-Nigel…left in the fruit bowl till last (if you were ever picked last at school for team sports then you know exactly how mr orange feels!) He is even sometimes left a little too long and gets soft and sorry for himself (poor mr orange). Well, this won’t be the case for these 20 lucky organic oranges. In fact, these will be first picked out of the fruit bowl!

Ten days + ten oranges…challenge accepted. The rules? No juicing, squeezing or cooking allowed. It’s time to keep it simple: just slice, dice, gobble…and enjoy!

We think this may be the perfect morning snack at our desks…but with an orange, also comes a lot of juice and splatter. Oh oh! What a mess. Looks like we might have to be a little strategic about this challenge after all…a bowl is a must.

So are you going to join us for the #GoOrange challenge? Ten days + ten oranges.

Get your social media on and hashtag your pics with #GoOrange (tag us too so we can keep up to date with all your orange journey’s!)

In keeping with the orange theme here’s a breakfast granola, featuring ORANGE (yes we may be a little obsessed with paleo granola…we even enjoyed this one for dessert!)

Always merrymaking,

e + c

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paleo orange date granola.
Serves 6
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
stuff you need
  1. the juice of 1 orange
  2. the rind (grated finely) of 1/2 an orange
  3. 150g dates, soaked in boiling water (for 15 mins)
  4. 1/2 cup of slivered almonds
  5. 1 cup of unsweetened desiccated coconut
  6. 1/2 cup of linseeds
  7. 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
  8. 1/2 cup of sesame seeds
now what
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. In a bowl combine the orange juice, rind, almonds, coconut, linseeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds.
  3. Once the dates have soaked, drain the water and place in a food processor.
  4. Whiz until a smooth paste forms.
  5. Mix the paste into the nut and seed mix until combined.
  6. Spread the mixture evenly onto a lined baking tray.
  7. Place into the oven for 15 minutes, stirring around every 4-5 minutes.
  8. Take out of the oven and let cool.
  9. Serve with desired milk (we like almond) and toppings, like raspberries, cinnamon and extra toasted coconut!
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