1-cup soy nuts
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup almond milk
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg, beaten
1 1/2 cups plain nonfat Greek Yogurt
1 tbsp orange zest
1 cup dried cranberries
1 scoop protein powder (optional)
1/4 cup cacao nibs (I suggest these over any other chocolate, cacao is very healthy for you. A great source of Vitamin C and Omega 6 fatty acids)
You can add whatever you like to these bars to add variety. This past time we added pistachios, almonds and hemp seeds. Add whatever makes you feel good.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 13”x9” baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a food processor, pulse soy nuts and pumpkin seeds until roughly chopped, about 30seconds.
In a large mixing bowl, combine chopped soy nuts and pumpkin seeds, oats, brown sugar,salt and cinnamon.
In a small bowl, whisk together egg, yogurt, milk, vanilla extract and orange zest.
Pour wet mixture into large bowl containing dry ingredients. Add cranberries. Mix well until all ingredients are combined. Pour into prepared baking dish and smooth with knife or spatula until batter is evenly distributed.
Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Cut into equal size bars, roughly 3×2.
*We store our bars in the freezer and pull them out 15 minutes before eating. They have greater longevity that way.
8 medium apples (Use a combination of Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Fuji, Gala, etc.)
1 strips of lemon peel – use a vegetable peeler
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
2qty 3 inch cinnamon stick
5 tsp light brown sugar (unpacked)
1 tbsp Agave
Core and slice the apples & pears. Keep the peels on as they are a great source of vitamins. Place them in the slow cooker and add the cinnamon sticks, lemon juice, lemon peel and brown sugar.
Set crock pot to low and cook for 6 hours. Stir apples occasionally, apples will slowly become a delicious applesauce. Remove cinnamon stick and use an immersion blender to blend applesauce mixture and peaches until smooth or if you prefer a chunky sauce, leave sauce intact.