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Pumpkin Spice Granola with Chia & Almonds

In Desserts, Recipe, Snacks by Tara Wright, CHC, MBA0 Comments

This is my “Big Batch” Granola that I make when we run out. Granola is one of the things I learned to make years ago when I realized how much sugar is in the store-bought stuff.
Pumpkin has it’s own sweetness and is a good source of Vitamin E, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
Chia Seeds are added as they are rich in fiber, heart-healthy omega-3 fats, protein and vitamins including manganese, phosphorus, copper, selenium, iron, magnesium and calcium.

1/2 cup over our favorite yogurt or just with some Almond Milk is a family favorite and a highly satisfying start to the day. It’s great for a quick breakfast as you’re headed out the door too!

I add the chia seed and chopped almonds to the liquid ingredients so they better stick to the oatmeal. Otherwise they often end up at the bottom of the granola bin.

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Chia Fresca, A Sprouted Energy Drink

In Recipe by Tara Wright, CHC, MBA0 Comments

A delicious, flexible alternative to energy drinks. I like to make these in small, 1 cup glass canning jars that I found at Tuesday Morning’s. I keep 2 “sprouting” in the fridge for those times I am running out the door and need a quick pick­me­up or for an after workout nutrition boost! Print Recipe Chia Fresca, A Sprouted Energy Drink Votes: …