Good day my foodie friends! The Bird kitchen has been a busy one the last few days. I’ve been experimenting with several new recipes I thought you might be interested in. I call them my Dynamic Duo!
Protein packed Grain Free Granola and Coconut Yogurt!
Both are super healthy and unlike what you buy at the market there are no additives or dyes, and no refined sugars! I’ve shared recipes for both before but this time they’re better, super charged! Granola and Yogurt kind of go together don’t you think?
Say yes to Yogurt!
We all know how healthy yogurt can be, full of probiotics which help maintain a healthy gut. Wonderful in protein shakes, smoothies and breakfast bowls; let’s just say we eat a lot of yogurt! Did you realize you can make it yourself, and save money? Yes, you can! So, before you eat those last three tablespoons of yogurt, hold on!
All you need!
- Full fat Coconut Milk (I used Thai brand) (3 cans)
- Plain unsweetened yogurt (3 tbsp.)
- Maple Syrup (3 tbsp.)
- Tapioca Starch (3 tbsp.)
Grab your favorite saucepan…
Stir the coconut milk, and maple syrup. Then whisk in the Tapioca starch until everything is smooth and well blended. Using a cooking thermometer heat on medium heat to 140 degrees, stir often! Remove from stove and let this cool to 110 degrees.
Cool yet? 110 degrees?
Okay, add 3 tablespoons of plain coconut yogurt and stir well! The mixture should be thicker at this point.
I love recycling my jars1
Small pickle jars work well, just make sure they’re well washed and sterilized! Pour your yogurt into the jars, top with a lid!
Now to dehydrate…
by using a dehydrator or your oven!
- Dehydrator: dehydrate at 105 degrees for 9 hours
- Oven: Heat oven to lowest temp (170) and then turn it off. Place the jars into the oven, leave oven light on and wait for 8 hours!
And Voila! This yogurt tastes amazing my friends! Add any fruit or flavoring you wish. When you open that last jar, start another batch!
I’ve been waiting for Granola!
This granola isn’t your run of the mill granola! It’s grain and gluten free and packed with protein! Remember that protein powder I made a few weeks ago? This granola packs the same punch! Hold onto your hats, you’ll be amazed.
Power Packed Protein Granola!
- Raw Almonds (1/2 cup)
- Raw Cashews (1/2 cup)
- Walnuts (1/2 cup)
- Pecans (1/2 cup)
- Hemp Seeds (1/3 cup)
- Pepitas Seeds (1/2 cup)
- Sunflower Seeds (1/2 cup)
- Raisins and or Goji Berries (1/2 cup)
- Unsweetened Coconut flakes (1 cup)
- Almond Flour/meal (1 ½ cup)
- Cinnamon (1 tsp)
- Yacon or Maple Syrup (1/2 cup)
- Coconut Oil (1/2 cup)
Add them all to your favorite mixing bowl.
Almond flour, coconut and cinnamon…
next. Add the Syrup and Coconut oil and stir until well combined and chunky!
Press onto a parchment lined…
baking sheet. Bake at 325 for 10 minutes then ever so carefully stir the granola and press the mixture together. Bake another 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely! (I usually cover and let it cool for a couple of hours)
Voila, Power up my friends! Look at those clusters!
You know I had to make an Acai bowl!
Cacao, Acai powder, frozen banana, avocado, fresh spinach, protein powder, coconut yogurt and the toppings, well they speak for themselves! Neat and pretty for Mr. Bird. Mine, not so much, lol!
I hope you’ll trying making this dynamic duo! Both are so quick and easy to make. Use any or all of the nuts, it’s totally up to you! Thanks for stopping by!
And as always, blessings to you all