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Wednesday: Greek Yogurt and Homemade Granola
9:48 am , April 10, 2013 Comments Off on Wednesday: Greek Yogurt and Homemade Granola
Posted in: Featured, Herbal

This berry powerful breakfast will give you enough gusto to make it through humpday.

You will need:
½ cup Greek Yogurt

Granola Ingredients:
5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3 cups almonds, coarsely chopped
1 cup sunflower seeds
3/4 cup untoasted sesame seeds
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup rice syrup
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp vegetable oil

1. Preheat the oven to 300F (150C).
2. In a very large bowl, mix together the flaked grains or oats, almonds, sunflower and sesame seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and salt.
3. In a small saucepan, warm the fruit puree with the rice syrup, honey, and oil.
4. Mix the fruit mixture into the dry ingredients until thoroughly dispersed, then divide and spread the mixture evenly on two baking sheets.
5. Bake the granola for about 45 minutes, stirring every ten minutes, until the granola is deep golden brown.
6. Remove from oven, then cool completely.
7. Store in a large, airtight container. Keeps for up to one month.

(Yields about 1kg)


Monday: Breakfast Bars
9:45 am , April 8, 2013 Comments Off on Monday: Breakfast Bars
Posted in: Featured, Green

With the week just starting out, breakfast is the last thing on a busy mind. Whip up a batch of these all natural granola bars for a healthy meal that will fuel you on-the-go. Bonus: they also make a great afternoon snack!

You will need:
1 cup chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans)
1/2 cup assorted seeds (pumpkin, poppy, sunflower, sesame)
1/3 cup chopped dried fruit (apricots, mangos and dried cherries and unsweetened coconut)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup honey

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Line an 8-inch square pan with foil or parchment paper and coat with cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the chopped nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. Add cinnamon and honey, mixing well.
3. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Using wax paper, press down evenly until mixture is tight in pan.
4. Bake 18 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool at least 30 minutes. Use the sides of foil to lift the bars from the pan. Do not try to remove from foil—they will stick. Cut into bars.

Yield: 12-16 servings