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Quinoa Puff & Goji Berry Granola Cereal

photo (3)This cereal makes a perfect nutritious breakfast or an early mid afternoon snack. The quinoa puffs are high in fiber and Iron, with goji berries that are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants.  You can incorporate the granola and goji berries anyway you like – whether it’s from a store already packaged or  using my quick and easy recipe for granola. See below for the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa puffs
  • 1/3 cup granola / goji mixture
  • 1 cup basmati rice milk
  • half of banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup ( optional)

Instructions 

Combine all ingredients into a medium size bowl – quinoa, granola and milk and top with bananas and syrup

Enjoy!

Recipe for Granola

  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp sprouted buckwheat
  • 1 tbsp oat flakes
  • 1 tbsp goji berries
  • 1 tbsp raisins

 

 

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Curry Maple Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp curry powder (mild)
  • 1/3 cup organic maple syrup
  • 2 lemons, squeezed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions

Using a fork,  mix all ingredients together into a bowl.  Cover your fish, meat or vegetables with the sauce into a bowl and place in the  refrigerator covered for approx 30 minutes. Cook as desired – best in the oven.

 

 

Spiced Maple Squash

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb squash
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat
  2. Cut squash into halves and add to boiling water. Cook for 20 minutes, or until the squash is tender
  3. Remove the squash from the heat and drain off the water. Mash and add coconut oil, maple syrup, nutmeg, salt and pepper; stir to combine. Let stand for 3 minutes so that mixture thickens and then serve

Yield: 4-6

Maple Nutmeg Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled & cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup (organic)
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Pinch sea salt

Instructions

  1. Scrub the sweet potatoes with a clean produce brush and rinse with cool water. Use a vegetable peeler  to peel sweet potatoes. Using a knife, cut off any woody portions and cut into bite size cubes
  2. Fill a medium sauce pan about half full (you will need just enough water to cover the sweet potatoes) and add a dash of salt. Bring to boiling. Add sweet potatoes. Cover the pan and cook sweet potatoes for 10 to 12 minutes or until just tender on the outside but resistant in the centre when pierced with a knife. For soft, tender sweet potatoes, cook for 25 to 30 minutes
  3. Drain the potatoes. Add syrup, coconut oil, nutmeg and salt. Using a potato masher or electric mixer mix until all ingredients are blended well
  4. Serve while hot.

Yield: 4-6