Know what you Eat - Fruits contain essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that may help protect you from chronic diseases. Compared with people who consume a diet with only small amounts of fruits and vegetables, those who eat more generous amounts as part of a healthful diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases, including stroke and perhaps other cardiovascular diseases, and certain cancers. Yogurt promotes intestinal health, improves lactose intolerance, builds stronger bones, enhances immunity, lowers blood pressure, and may even have anticancer and weight-loss effects. Granola is packed with goodness of whole grains & nuts and is a good source of fiber, protein and omega-3. We normally have a very strict diet pattern at our home, very balanced food with whole grains, pulses and vegetables. But had to attend few parties continously and were over whelmed with the food we ate. So on a Sunday after all the overeating on Friday and Saturday, we had couple of people for lunch and i made this sinless dessert. Everybody just loved it, it was tasty and healthy too. You can have this dish as dessert in small quantities or have a bowl ful as your breakfast, light lunch or dinner.
Cooking Time - 20 mins(If making homemade granola ) otherwise none Preparation Time - 10 mins Serves - 6
Old fashioned Oats - 1/2 cup Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup Chopped Almonds & Walnuts - 1/4 cup Chopped Raisins & Dates - 1/4 cup Chia Seeds - 1 tbsp Wheat Germ - 1 tbsp White sesame seeds - 1 tbsp Canola or Sunflower Oil - 1 tbsp Baked Sweetened Banana chips - 1 tbsp(optional) Sunflower seeds - 1 tbsp(optional) Honey - 1 tbsp Water - 1 tbsp Salt - 1/4 tsp Cinnamon powder - 1/4 tsp
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 2) Combine all of the above ingredients except the raisins, dates and baked sweetened banana chips and bake in baking tray covered with parchment paper. 3) Keep stirring the contents continously and bake till the Oats slightly brown and nuts turn crunchy. 4) Once baked add the chopped dates, nuts and sweetened banana chips. For the fruit Salad
Organic Oikos Non fat plain yogurt - 16 0z(2 cups) Apple, Orange, Mango - 1 each Strawberries - 1/2 cup Orange juice - 2 tbsp Grated Orange rind - 1 tbsp Honey - 1 tbsp(optional) Granola about - 1 1/2 cups
1) Chop Apple, Orange, Mango and strawberries into small pieces. 2) Add Orange juice, orange rind, honey to yogurt. 3) Now add the chopped fruits and granola to the yogurt and combine thoroughly. 4) Serve chilled and have this as a wholesome breakfast , dessert or a as a nutritious snack anytime of the day.