View Full Version : My new favorite breakfast!
03-15-2007, 07:59 PM
I'm one of those people who don't care for commercial raw bars. I don't know why. I just don't like the taste or mouth feel of greasy, nut-based bars. Anyway, to make a long story short, I am stuck with five boxes of Lara bars in five different flavors. I kind of like the Pecan Pie, but the Cherry Pie and Ginger Snap ... blech ...
Being the queen of cheap that I am, I didn't want to give or, worse, throw them away. So this morning, I was thinking, hmmm, if I cut up a bar into little pieces and mixed them with chopped apple and banana and homemade raw granola, I might like it. And, omigosh, did I ever! The combination of cold and creamy brazil nut milk, diced ginger snap Lara bar, dried cranberries, diced apple, sliced banana, and my homemade granola is to die for!! One bowl keeps me full and satisfied for hours.
Tomorrow I'm going to try the same thing with the chocolate cashew flavor. I can't wait ...
03-15-2007, 08:13 PM
Out with the granola recipe will ya. :p
03-15-2007, 08:39 PM
Must try it soon.
My favorite is after i blend up my caoco and coconut for my malt i take what's left over after i strain it and slice some bananas and mixed it all together and add some choppped walnuts and put some sweetener over it and i'm in love.
I use to freeze it but one day i thought i would experiment and this is what i came up with.
Try it you may like it too:D :D .
03-15-2007, 09:19 PM
Bethanie: Thanks for the idea!
Moonstone: Sure! I try to stay away from grains, especially wheat, so my granola has no sprouted grains. What I do is mix about 4 cups or so of brazil nut meat (that's left over after I have squeezed all the milk out of it -- make sure it's really dry) with agave nectar to taste (usually, 1/2 cup will do me), a bit of sea salt, one apple (finely grated), and a dash of cinnamon. When I make nut milk, I usually blend in a pod of vanilla, so the leftover nut meat has the vanilla flavor. But this is optional.
Then plop the mixture onto the dehydrator sheet and dehydrate until crunchy -- about 15-18 hours, depending on the type of your dehydrator. I have the cheap Ronco kind, so mine may take longer than the Excalibur. You have to flip it over once to make sure it's thoroughly dried. When it's half-dried, you can even break it up into little pieces to shorten the dehydrating time.
I like the texture of this granola as it reminds me of shortbread cookies. The downside is that once submerged in nut milk, the cookie/granola gets soggy pretty quickly. But that doesn't bother me. The taste is awesome.
03-16-2007, 02:19 PM
You can also squish up the Lara bars to make pie crusts for raw desserts. I find that's about all they're good for myself. The ginger kind is good, though...the others, just not worth the price.
03-16-2007, 02:23 PM
my favorite breakfast besides green smoothies is almonds and dried cranberries, yummy!
03-16-2007, 06:35 PM
Thank you so much, you have no idea how wonderful breakfast will be from now on.
All the wonderful breakfast recipes now i won't have to go hungry, thanks you all for posting them:) .
03-16-2007, 08:00 PM
These days breakfast is usually a green smoothie. Minimal effort on my part, and it holds me over until lunch.
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