Ok ok so I might as well sneak in one more post before leaving. To help minimize the cost of this trip to California and then Portland, I was trying to figure out healthy food that can be easily transported, thrown into a backpack or carry on and enjoyed without any hassle. I wanted something other then trail mix because lets face it that gets boring in a hurry (although is quite tasty).
I was flipping through Kimberly Snyder’s new book “The Beauty Detox Foods” and came across her sprouted buckwheat granola recipe.
I loved the ingredients in it but wanted to bump the recipe up a notch. Behold the invention of my Raw Sprouted Confetti Granola recipe (See below). If any of you are interested in learning what to eat to improve eye site or vibrancy in your skin, I highly recommend readying this book. Kim is awesome. My mom and I will be hitting up her juice bar (Glow Bio) in LA this week. Check out Glow Bio Juice and Smoothie Bar’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/myglowbio
Raw Sprouted Confetti Granola
Makes: 12 cups Prep-Time: 10 minutes Sprouting Time: 1-2 days Dehyrdating Time: 6-8 hours
- Unroasted raw buckwheat groats
- Unroasted raw oat groats
- 3 tbsp honey (or maple syrup if you prefer)
- 3 lemons juiced (or 2 packages of true lemon http://www.truelemon.com/)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1-2 tbsp vanilla extract (or minced vanilla bean)
- 1 tsp salt
- Stevia to taste ( start with 1 tsp and add as needed)
- Sprout both the buckwheat and oat groats as indicated in these links. ***This process takes about 2 days so plan accordingly*** http://sproutpeople.org/oatsgroats.html, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyb_6hFKLds
- Once your groats have been sprouted combine them along with all remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. Feel free to play around with the amount of stevia, lemon, cinnamon, salt and maple syrup. This is your granola and everyone likes it a bit different. The recipe above is my personal preference.
- Spread granola mixture evenly onto 3-4 Paraflexx dehydrator sheets. Pop in dehydrator for 6-8 hours or until granola is dry. Once dry, granola can keep for months in a sealed container in the refrigerator.