Why does granola taste amazing on everything!? I mean, you can sprinkle it over cereal, yogurt, and pancakes. Or just eat it straight out of the bag. I decided to make some granola and throw in some dates that I’ve had lying around the house. The Medjool dates are sweet like candy and the almonds give it a nice crunch. I also added hemp hearts for protein and other benefits. Hemp hearts are super healthy for you, and they’re starting to become easier to find. I got a huge bag of shelled hemp hearts from Costco.
I added a small bit of agave to the mix in order to get the nice big clumps of granola. That way, when you’re eating it over yogurt, every now and then you’ll come across a nice hearty piece of granola. I love getting the larger pieces. You could also add corn syrup instead of agave if you had it on hand. I actually had a tiny bit of corn syrup left from when I made granola bars a while back and actually used about half corn syrup and half agave making this batch.
In September, I’ll be beginning a yoga teacher training program. I’m so excited for this! We’ve gott a list of books and I need to start memorizing the full names of all the poses. In the beginning, we’re supposed to go on a cleanse, which is pretty much a vegan diet. It will definitely be interesting and a bit out of my comfort zone, but I’m interested in taking on this challenge and brining some of these recipes to you! This granola would definitely be approved in this cleanse, and I may start playing with recipes that will get me through the 21 days before I have to take the plunge. If you’re interested in what type of diet we’ll be adhering to, it’s from the book The Quantum Wellness Cleanse by Kathy Freston. She has some interesting points about the quality of food we put into our bodies. I’m not sure how I’ll be at the end of the three weeks, but I’m definitely going to keep you guys updated!