Granola (with Gluten-free Version)



4-½ c. quick or rolled oats (use gluten-free oats to make gluten-free granola)

1 c. flour (use gluten-free all-purpose flour to make gluten-free granola)

1 t. Baking soda (make sure it’s gluten-free if making gluten-free granola)

1 t. Vanilla 

⅔ c. softened butter

½ c. honey

⅓ c. brown sugar (pure maple syrup or coconut sugar)

1c. Extras - a combination of: dried cranberries, raisins, flax or chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkins seeds, nuts, dark chocolate chips, or shredded coconut





Mix and press into 2 cookie sheets.  If you want granola bars press into 1- 9x13” and 1 - 8x8” pan.  Bake @ 350 degrees for 15 - 20 min.  Don’t overbake.  They will be only slightly light brown on top.  Cool and cut.  These do crumble sometimes.  Adding more honey or butter may help next time.

I split the granola into two large glass jars.  In one jar, I add chocolate chips to make a healthy trail mix.  Shake well, and enjoy.  The other I leave plain.  I like to add it to plain yogurt for a quick snack.  It's great to have for breakfast or an evening snack with milk and topped with fresh blueberries. Either way, it's delicious.   Just watch out, it's addictive!

Breakfast Burrito

2 - 3 large fresh eggs

2 T. milk

1/2 t. sea salt

Pinch of pepper

1 T. butter

2 large flour tortillas

Sour cream (optional)

Salsa (optional)

 1/2 avocado (optional)

 No time for breakfast?

 Scramble eggs, milk, and seasonings and cook in a hot buttered skillet. Warm the flour tortillas in the oven.  Take out, and place cooked eggs in the middle, add cheese, and fold over.

 Breakfast is served!

Tropical Smoothie


1 banana

½ mango

1 c. fresh pineapple

1 peeled orange

1 c. strawberries

¼ c. blueberries (optional)

¼ c. frozen whole cranberries (optional)

1 chunk of ginger – about an inch, peeled

handful of kale, spinach, or other greens

1-1/2 – 2 c. water – enough to get your desired consistency

Pulse after adding each items then, blend well.

Optional ingredients for detox:

1 tsp. turmeric

1/2 avocado

1 T. coconut oil

1/6 of a beet

1/6 of a peeled organic lemon or lime