How are you?? I hope you are having a beautiful morning!
It is a little rainy here this morning, which surprisingly I am not too sad about. Am I feeling ok??
Speaking of “feeling ok” I was not feeling OK yesterday morning after I posted All I have to say is being a woman *sometimes* stinks and I NEVER take advil and I took 3 yesterday…….frig.
After I felt better I decided I really needed to get out of the place. My mom was heading shopping so I figured what better way to feel better than to go shopping! We went to the mall and I picked up some wonderful new shampoo and product, which I can’t wait to do a product review, because they are FAB!
And then at the grocery store I picked up 3 lbs of my fave summer fruit of all time….PRUNE PLUMS! Organic baby, and on sale! I know how to rock the party, trust me.
After our shopping trip I headed home where we feasted on Leftovers, watched Hot Tub Time Machine and I baked some homemade granola.
I placed myself in the kitchen and started throwing things into my mixing bowl, my food processor and Voila, and AMAZING OAT FREE Granola was born Happy Birthday Oat Free Granola!
This stuff is freaking tasty, healthy and loaded with nutrients. Ok, so you wanna know what is in this bad boy?
Oat Free Fall Granola
2 cups quinoa flakes
1/2 cup raisins
1 small apple (I used a mac)
1/4-1/2 cup water
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
Few sprinkles of raisins
2 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
3 tbsp agave nectar
2 tbsp coconut oil
Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Leave out the 1/2 cup of raisins and just sprinkle some raisins in with the flakes and seeds.
Cut up the apple and place it in the food processor along with the 1/2 cup raisins and the water. Blend until smooth.
Mix the apple/ raisins mixture with the agave and coconut oil.
Mix the wet with the dry and lay on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 25 – 30 minutes. *I might try a lower heat for longer next time just to see if it makes a difference in the crispiness.
I am taking this with us to a Brunch that is happening at Ryan’s Parents house this morning! I will also bring along some Rice Milk to serve with it and it is a beautiful, vegan breakfast / brunch!
Do you like granola? Can you eat oats or do you have an allergy? I don’t have an allergy to oats, but I try to stay away from them as I have read they are very acidic on the bod. So I will opt for quinoa first.
**Healthy Tip! At my recent Ann appointment (life coach) we discussed *change*. Change was something that normally freaks me out, but when mentioned “what would happen if you surrender?” I was at a loss. What would happen if I just surrender to change?! WOW, I did this yesterday and just started going with the flow, and I felt great. I can’t control situations, and change allows great things in your life. Without Change, we Can not Grow! If you are scared of change, I would like to ask you, What Would Happen If You Surrender?
To Your Glam Life,