The Perfect Granola Recipe

I have vowed to never buy granola again, and neither should you- why when you can make the best stuff right at home? The beauty of homemade granola is that you can put exactly what you want into it and use better ingredients for the same cost or less then buying pre-made stuff. Store in mason jars for up to 3 weeks in the fridge or even make a huge batch and freeze it.

Dry

1/2 cup almond flour (you can use whole almonds and throw them into either a good blender, bullet or food processor)

1 cup your favorite nuts

1.5 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup chopped dried fruit (I like cherries, apricots or cranberries)

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

2 tbsp chia seeds

1/2 cup shredded coconut

Wet

1/4 cup coconut oil

2 tbsp honey

2 tbsp pure maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla

2 tsp cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 275 Fahrenheit, in a large bowl mix together all of the dry ingredients

2. Melt the coconut oil and stir in the sweeteners and vanilla

3. Toss wet and dry ingredients together

4. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, spread out the granola at about 1/2 inch thickness

5. Bake for about 40 minutes or until lightly browned 6. Let cool for at least an hour, then break into chunks.

Raspberry Lime Coconut Creamsicles

raspberry creamsicle recipe

Raspberry Lime Coconut Creamsicles

1 can full fat coconut milk

1 cups raspberries

2 tbsp honey

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup organic limeade (I use Santa Cruz because it’s easy to find)

1. Puree your berries with limeade and set aside

2. Puree your coconut milk (usually the hard cream and water separate so this just turns it back into milk, then whisk in the honey and vanilla. Taste to make sure it’s a good sweetness for you

3. In creamsicle trays layer the cream with the strawberries and then use a fork to swirl it around a bit so they mix

4. Freeze for about 4 hours

 

Greek Salad with Heirloom Rice

I love greek salad and with all of the heat the last thing anyone wants to do is cook, I decided to make this version that includes some rice for protein and iron. Heirloom rice comes in lots of varieties (the kind I used is red rice from Level Ground Trading) it is extremely nutritious and adds some nice variety to your diet aside from the typical brown/white. Rice is a crop that has been greatly affected by the movement toward monoculture, purchasing heirloom varieties helps to support indigenous communities and maintain seed varieties. greek salad dressing Dressing 1/4 cup lime juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1 heaping tbsp honey greek seasoning Salad 1 chopped cucumber 2 chopped pepppers feta cheese (optional) 1.5 cup cooked rice

detox water

4 Best Detox Water Recipes for Summer

skinnywonder1. Skinny Wonder Detox Water

by Budget Savy Diva

Green Apple Sliced

Cucumber Sliced

Fresh Filtered Water

Fresh Mint

Fresh sliced Lemon

detox water

2. STRAWBERRY, LIME, CUCUMBER AND MINT WATER

By Backtoherroots.com

Strawberries sliced

Cucumber sliced

Limes sliced

Chopped mint

jillian michaels detox water

3. Jillian Michaels Detox Water

1 litre distilled water

1 Tbsp cranberry juice (only cranberry juice not the juice cocktail!)

1 organic dandelion root teabag

2 Tbsp lemon juice

detox water recipe 4. Flat Belly Watermelon Detox Water

by Budget Savy Diva

Half of a medium sized FROZEN watermelon chopped

1 litre water

Chopped mint to taste