- 1 C pecans
- 1 C almonds
- 1/2 C hazelnuts
- 1/2 C pistachios
- 1/4 C Goji berries
- 1 C pumpkin seeds
- Chop the above ingredients individually in a food processor until each reaches granola-chunk sizes. Add them one by one to a large mixing bowl.
- Then add the below ingredients to the mixing bowl:
- 2 Tblsp erythritol
- 4 C shredded coconut
- 1/2 C cacao nibs
- 1 scoop chocolate vegan protein (Orgain brand)
- 4 Tblsp cacao powder
- 1/2 C sunflower seeds
- 5 Tblsp chia seeds
- 1 1/4 C (14 g) freeze dried berries (1/4 cup blueberries, 1/3 cup raspberries, 1/2 cup strawberries)
Now stir until everything is thoroughly mixed.
Use coconut milk, almond milk or hemp milk for best health and fitness results. If you insist on cow’s milk, go with raw organic.
The amount of milk, no matter what the variety, is crucial to this recipe. It is best to put a little bit in, then stir to completely absorb and then add a little more if needed, stirring and repeating until the consistency is like oatmeal cereal. You will find your own “sweet spot” ratio with practice and then you will know the joy that is gRAWnola!
Makes 21 servings (1/2 C per serving)
Background: I (PJ) used to eat cereal every morning growing up. After switching to more healthy eating, I had to say goodbye to morning cereal because I couldn’t find one with low enough carbs, that it wouldn’t spike my insulin and therefore put me in a fat storing mode. I have really missed cereal since then, so I’ve been on a quest ever since to create a cereal with macronutrient numbers that would work with my goal of staying lean and healthy. This is it!
This recipe is similar in taste and texture to traditional high-carb, oats-based granola, but to bring the carbs down, I use lots of shredded coconut in place of oats; nuts and seeds for healthy fat and fiber; erythritol to sweeten; and dried unsweetened fruit to finish off the deliciousness! The cacao powder, cacao nibs, and veggie protein give it a chocolatey taste and make it a superfood at the same time. As for the chia seeds, well, they are just freaking good for you!
This recipe is a true superfood, is high fiber, high protein and a fat-burning formulation (instead of fat-storing like all the other breakfast cereals)! It’s also raw and vegan, but most importantly, if you are a low carb or Paleo person, NOW YOU’VE GOT YOUR CEREAL BACK!
Oh yeah – and if you want this for dessert, just mix some in with the strawberry mousse recipe and get ready to have your world rocked!
- Each serving has 325 calories
- Fat: 28 grams
- Carbs (net): 7 grams
- Protein: 9 grams