Low Glycemic and High Protein Granola Recipe
Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees
1 cups-steel cut oats
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup chopped raw unsalted walnuts
1 cup chopped raw unsalted pecans
1 cups raw unsalted almonds
1 cup raw unsalted pumpkin seeds
1/2 cups raw unsalted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup flax seeds
1/2-cup Chia seeds
1/2-cup wheat germ
1/4-cup vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup unsweetened cranberries or raisins
2 Tablespoons grade B maple syrup
1/3-cup nut butter (see my recipe)
2 TBL spoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons good vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4-cup coconut oil
1 TBL spoon sea salt
* Put all of this in a bowl and mix it up. I used my hands.
* Spread the mixture out in one layer on a cookie sheet or in shallow pans, if its too thick, it wont get crispy.
* Bake for 1 hour and stir it up half way through.
* Let cool completely, and then store in a dry place-like a jar. All of you psychos that can’t throw away a jar- here is your big chance to utilize one.
* You can switch out nuts, use the ones that you like, but cashews and mac nuts are higher in fat.
Homemade Nut Butter
Almonds have the highest protein content out of all the nuts, but I find pure almond butter quite pasty. I use a mixture of both almonds and peanuts in this incredibly easy and tasty nut butter recipe.
2 cups unsalted roasted peanuts
1-cup raw almonds
1 Tablespoon walnut oil, or coconut oil
Stevia to taste, I use 1 Tablespoon.
Sea salt to taste (If you want)
Place everything in the food processor and let it go about 10 minutes. The heat from the friction of the food processor brings the oil out in the nuts so you hardly have to add any oil. If you prefer a crunchy version, then do not grind as long. Store in a jar.
Basic Hummus Recipe
This is a great savory item to know how to make because you can alter it to any flavor that you like. Roasted Red Pepper, Artichoke, Garlic, Basil…just throw it in the food processor with the basic ingredients. Hummus is a high protein and low calorie snack that is easily packed up in a lunch, used as a dip, or a sandwich spread.
2 Cans organic, rinsed garbanzo beans, or fresh ones that have been soaked overnight and rinsed. Amy’s has good ones.
1 clove garlic
Juice of one lemon
2 Tablespoons Tahini
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Handful of Parsley
1-Teaspoon Sea Salt
Pepper to taste
Put everything in the food processor besides the olive oil. Blend for a couple minutes, then stream in the olive oil.
Organic Green Gatorade
This fresh juice is great post work out, but is refreshing any time of the day. The sugars in the green apple, and the natural sodium in the celery, naturally replenish your electrolyte levels.