Category Archives: Vitmains

Easy, no mess granola!

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You really can’t go wrong when making granola! It’s basically just toasted oats. You can doctor your recipe with any nuts that you prefer, leave them whole, or chop them up. If you are looking for more protein, just add more almonds, walnuts or protein powder.
Pick your favorite dried fruits and you’ll have a yummy topping to your Greek yogurt or cereal for a week!

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Since I need to stay away from nuts, here’s what you’ll need for my recipe:

•3 cups of old fashioned rolled large oats
•1/2 cup of maple syrup (or brown rice syrup)
•3 tbsp of vegetable oil (or coconut oil)
•4 tbsp of brown sugar
•1/4 tsp cinnamon
•1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds – chopped
•1/4 cup of sunflower seeds
•1/2 cup dried cranberries
•1/4 cup dried goji berries
•1 cup of shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 325•F
In a large bowl mix maple syrup, vegetable oil, brown sugar and cinnamon together. Stir in oats and seeds until they are evenly coated with the wet mix.

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•Line deep baking sheet with parchment paper.
•Fold over granola mix onto sheet and press down firmly with a spatula
•Bake for 30minutes
•Cool for 45minutes, break up the granola and add in your coconut and dried fruit!

Makes 6 cups

Enjoy!!

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100% Fruit Sorbet

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I love sorbet… way too much!! I’m also looking for ways to cut out sugars and processed food.

A couple years ago I received the best gift ever! A Yonana! It’s an ice cream and smoothie maker. It uses only 100% pure fruit.

It’s a great little appliance to own, and it makes some great healthy and clean cold dishes.

How to make:

Freeze your fruit for a few hours or over night, then thaw.

I chose 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 cup of watermelon and 2 peaches (skin gone.)
I froze them all in separate containers overnight, then thawed on the counter for about 20mins before I was ready to make my sorbet.
Place each fruit separately or mix it up into Yonana or blender and press into a large bowl. Use an ice cream scoop to serve, and voila!

Fresh, real and healthy sorbet!

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