Peanut Butter, Bee Pollen, and Ashwaganda Granola
Updated: Sep 10, 2019
Yup, I’ll bet you’ve never heard of a breakfast cereal named thus. Sounds a little strange, I’ll admit, but it’s yummy and has more than one health benefit.
I think we tend to forget that what we put in our body has an impact on our skin EVEN MORE than what we put on it. In other words, we can’t be slathering on clean ingredients on our skin while eating junk and expect an anti-aging miracle to occur. Food comes first before skincare. We have to get this right so we can have a doubly positive impact on our skin health. A whole slew of future posts are buzzing through my mind right now...
For now, I’ll stick with this new recipe I came up with for breakfast this morning. And yes, the kids ate it too!
4 cups oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp organic Ashwaganda powder (I found mine on Amazon for a good price)
6 T butter
1/2 cup natural smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup local honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 T bee pollen
Mix the dry ingredients in a large cooking pot. Place on the stove on med low to medium heat. Stir until oats and almonds are golden and slightly toasted.
Add the wet ingredients to a sauce pan and melt over med-low heat.
Once the dry ingredients are golden, transfer to a large mixing bowl. Pour the wet ingredients in a mix. Once cooled add the bee pollen. Note that more bee pollen is not better, at least until you’ve build up a tolerance. A little bit can really help with seasonal allergies but taking too much at first can make symptom worse. If you are concerned, you can always knock down the amount in this recipe to 1 1/2 T to start.
Once cooles, transfer to airtight container.
We like to eat ours while it’s still warm with almond or coconut milk. Mmmmm...
Enjoy! I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. Thanks for reading, friends.