Thursday, January 30, 2014

Protein Packed Granola

Granola goes good with so many things: Yogurt, oatmeal, cereal, smoothies, etc.

Oh and by itself, by the handful.

So why not make it even better and add some protein to it.

Seriously, it's amazing. 
Made with only 5 natural ingredients it's sweet, crunchy, and good for you. 
What could be better?

So next time you want a little protein pop make this!

1 rounded scoop, vanilla protein powder ( I used this kind)
3 cups rolled oats, uncooked
4tbs honey
1/2 cup apple sauce, unsweetened
3 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven 325
Thoroughly mix everything together in a bowl.
Spread mixture on to a silpat lined, or a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake for 20 min then flip mixture on the pan.
Bake for  another 15 min, flip mixture
Bake again for 10-15 or until mixture is crunchy and a golden brown.

Let cool for 10 min.

Grab a handful and throw it on some yogurt!

Nutritional Information:
~1/4 cup
110 Calories * 21 carbs * 2g fat * 5g protein * 3g fiber 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Homemade Hot Cocoa

I could literally have hot cocoa every single night.

Hot or cold weather. Seriously.

Something about it just says "cozy, comfy, relax"; 
words I need to hear almost every day after work.

Also, the drink is not complete without marshmallows. A lot of marshmallows.

Only a few actually make it into the cup though, the majority, and by that I mean by the handful, end up in a small cup that I can gobble up while enjoy my creamy, rich, chocolaty drink.

This drink has a definite strong, rich, chocolate flavor, and is not as sweet as the store bought kind but leaving out all those additives your giving yourself a real treat.

So whip out your food processor or blender, boil some water, gobble marshmallows while you wait and enjoy a cup

3 cup dry milk
1 1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 cup powdered sugar
2 tbs corn starch
1/4 tsp salt
1/4  cup chocolate chips

Blend everything together in a food processor. ( Had to do this in 2 batches because I have a small food processor)

To Make: 
2 tbs hot cocoa
8oz hot water or milk of choice.

Enjoy with some marshmallows,  lots of them 

Nutritional Information 
Makes ~55 servings
1 serving=2tbs
40 cal * 8 carbs * 1g fat * 1g protein *1g fiber

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