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Crispy Breakfast Bar

Breakfast seems to be often on the go.  The clock is ticking and appointments await.  Then it hits, that over powering need to eat.  The one that distracts you completely from the tasks at hand.

There are many options to one of my favorite is a MatchaGT Smoothie made with soy milk.  Yet sometimes I need more.

I recently found a recipe for a Crispy Breakfast Bar but well it wasn’t perfect.  So I began adapting it and reshaping it and here is how it turned out.

Crispy Breakfast Bar

  • 6 cups whole grain cereal –
    originally this was puffed and 7 cups but I have a passion for flax and other grains so I chose one that was crispy but not puffed and added 3/4 of a cup of almonds and walnuts.
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup raisins or dried blueberries
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup honey – choosing local honey boosts your pollen immunities.
  • 3/4 cup almond butter – I chose Trader Joe’s peanut butter with flax seed
  • 3/4 cup mixed nuts – I used almonds and walnuts due to the Omega3’s and general healthy benefits.
  • 2 Tbs. butter

Directions

1. Stir together cereal, dried fruits and cinnamon in large bowl.

2. Place honey, almond butter/peanut butter and butter in large microwave-safe measuring cup. Microwave 1 1/2 minutes on high, or until hot and margarine has melted. (I do this on the stove in a sauce pan. Just as easy.) Stir well, then pour over cereal mixture. Stir to coat.

3. Dampen hands with cold water. Press cereal mixture firmly into 9×9-inch square baking pan, re-wetting hands if necessary to keep mixture from sticking. Freeze 30 minutes. Cut into 15 bars, and store in refrigerator.

I find wrapping them in wax paper or saran wrap make sit easy to grab and go.

These are easy to carry in a purse or back pack. I take them with on my walks so when the munchies hit I’m not looking for alternatives that are not as healthy.

It is possible to also add Smoothie Essential Nutritional Boosts to the mixture. These would allow you to add a zero taste nutritional boost increasing the bar value.  Just mix the Smoothie Essentials into the first step of the recipe.

For those who like a bit more BUMP to breakfast – a small drizzle of dark chocolate across the top – mmmmmm and still healthy.

MatchaGT – Green Tea at it’s best in a ready mix. Add your favorite base (mine is soy milk) and mix. All the benefits of green tea in a taste your mouth loves.
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About MatchaGT by ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the Smoothie Essentials blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. MatchaGT – the super premium Matcha Green Tea Introducing Matcha GT, the super premium Matcha Green Tea. Matcha GT is nature’s natural source of energy and antioxidants. Used for centuries in Japanese tea ceremonies, Matcha provides a powerful pick-me-up plus antioxidants and other health benefits to keep the body, mind and spirit in perfect balance. While many forms of green tea are strained or brewed, Matcha GT uses the whole tea leaf providing the full benefits and bold taste of whole green tea powder. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at www.SmoothieEssentials.com or by emailing shelley@juicesolutions.com Benefits: Natural Caffeine – longer lasting energy Antioxidants – to fight cancer causing free radicals Chlorophyll – powerful blood cleanse Coffee concepts and juice bars across North America including Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Smoothie King, and Booster Juice have recently started selling Matcha Green Tea smoothies, frappes, and lattes, promoting the great taste and health benefits of green tea. http://matchagt.com/ http://www.smoothieessentials.com/

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