Friday, February 4, 2011

Hippy Breakfast

I'm not much of a breakfast eater, to be honest.  Usually I just have some fresh fruit before work, then find myself in need of a snack around 10:30am.  But having a hippy breakfast keeps me energized all morning. 
My son loves it too.
You can make the granola ahead and store in an airtight container, or any natural granola can be used.  Remember to watch portion sizes carefully whenever eating granola.  Adult serving size is 1/4 cup.

To Make a Hippy Breakfast :

Scoop 1/4 cup granola into a bowl.  Pour 1/2 cup fruit smoothie over granola.  Top with a sliced banana or additional berries if desired.  Smile!


5 cups uncooked whole rolled oats
1 cup almonds
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds
1 cup shredded coconut (optional)
1 cup unrefined coconut oil
1/3 cup raw honey
1 cup flax seed
1 cup dried cranberries or raisins

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Combine oats, nuts, pumpkin or sunflower seeds and coconut in a large bowl and mix well.  In a small pan, heat oil and honey until melted.  Pour over dry ingredients and mix well.  Spread granola onto cookie sheets and bake for about 20 minutes.  When cool, mix in flax seeds and cranberries.  Store in air tight containers.

Fruit Smoothie

1 cup fresh or frozen berries
1 banana, cut into chunks
3/4 cup whole plain yogurt
1/4 cup almond milk or whole milk
2 tablespoons flax oil or ground flax seed

Place fruit in a blender, then add yogurt, milk, and flax.  Blend until smooth.  Serve immediately with a straw or over granola.

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