Once again creativity in the kitchen abounds by combining nutritionally rich ingredients resulting in a flavorful, guiltless protein, energy snack.
Good Points: Low Cholesterol, Low Sodium, High in Iron, VERY High in Vitamin B6 Bad Points: Can be high in sugar if you use regular dried fruits, regular peanut butter.
Makes 30 Protein Disks each about 2” in diameter and 1/4” thick
- 1 cup Kashi GoLean Vanilla Graham Clusters (or Original GoLean Cereal)
- 1 cup Rolled Oat – dry/uncooked
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 2 1/2 cups 50% less sugar Craisins – OR use raisins, dried dates, or other dried fruits
- 3/4 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 TBS Flax meal
- 1 TBS clover honey
- 1/2 cup Vanilla Protein Powder *I used Arbonne because it is Vegan friendly but what ever your favorite protein powder is will do.
This is a NO BAKE recipe so simply take out your food processor and add the Kashi, Oats, Nuts, and seeds. Process until smooth = about 1 minute.
Add the Craisins or other dried fruit to the processor to combine with the Kashi mix. Allow to process until the mixture gets sticky, about 2 minutes or until all dried fruits are well combined with the Kashi mix.
Add the rest of the ingredients: peanut butter, flax, honey, and protein. Process until sticky about 2 to 3 minutes, stopping half way to turn it over with a spoon, making sure everything is mixed and the color is uniform throughout.
Pour the mix onto a cookie sheet and scoop up a Tablespoon to first form a ball, then flatten into a disk with the palms of your hands. This should form a 2” disk, about 1/4” thick.
Now – eat and take in all the good flavor and nutrition!
*Calories: 155 Fat: 74 (8.2 g) Carbohydrates: 15 g (2 g fiber, 8 g sugar) Protein: 9 grams
*Nutrition depends on which brands of ingredients used.
And after you’re done making those easily and irresistible snacks, go see a good football game in a delightful little college town… Colgate vs. Princeton in Hamilton NY
And then the sun came out and it was wonderful
Colgate wins 31 to 30.
We celebrate at Colgate Inn in the quaint village of Hamilton.
Josh Chardonnay and Coppola Pinot Noir – both very good wines
A fresh baby spinach salad with big juicy blueberries and small chunks of watermelon drizzled with a poppy seed vinaigrette with crispy spiced croutons.
This is what I call a perfect start to a weekend.
What do you rate as a perfect weekend?