3 Reasons to Make Your Own Breakfast Cereal

Make Your Own Cereal

Of the many different breakfast options, cereals are a popular, quick-fix for breakfast. When they’re fresh, fiber-filled and home-made they make for a great way to start the day; however, most often it’s easier to pick ready-prepared varieties that are often laden with extra calories, sugar and artificial colorings. This guideline makes it easier for you to make your own healthy cereals!

Berry Oats & Goji Spring Smoothie

Berry & Oats Smoothie

This refreshing spring smoothie is light, tasty, and packed with nutrients. The base of fresh or frozen berries provides a good source of vitamin C and antioxidants, while the flax and hemp add healthy protein, healthy fat, and fiber. Antioxidant-rich goji berries are also a highlight of this smoothie and adds a nice crunch as the garnish. This smoothie makes for a great breakfast, or post-workout recovery drink as it provides extra protein and carbohydrates for muscle repair. For added flavor try garnishing with cinnamon!

Protein-Packed Hemp & Cashew Cookies

Hemp & Cashew Cookies

These protein-rich hemp and cashew cookies are made with healthy ingredients that you can feel good about eating, and they’re tasty too. The almond butter along with the hemp and cashews add protein to these nutrient-dense cookies along with healthy fat and minerals. Enjoy the recipe!

Banana Nut Pumpkin Oatmeal

Banana Pumpkin Oatmeal

Oatmeal makes for a perfect and cozy breakfast on a cool fall or winter morning. This twist on classic oatmeal not only makes it really tasty, but also nutritious. The added almond butter brings healthy fat and some protein to the recipe, while the banana brings potassium, and the pumpkin offers fiber. And to finish off the recipe– a dash of pumpkin pie spice makes it even tastier! Get the complete recipe.

No-Bake Banana Bread Granola Bars

No-Bake Banana Bread Granola Bars

Healthy granola bars are often hard to find, and quite often, the processed commercial granola bars that are readily available are laden with chemicals and other additives. These granola bars are made from simple, real ingredients that you’ll feel good about putting in your body. Get the recipe!

Smart Sweet: Healthy Pumpkin Patch

Raw Pumpkin Patch

So, in the spirit of celebrating this youthful and fun holiday, I decided to get a little creative in the Reboot Kitchen this week.  I had candy pumpkins (the ones that are like candy corn) on the brain, and was thinking of ways I could make a healthy version. The outcome was a combination of little pumpkins, like you  find in a pumpkin patch, paired with “carved” pumpkins. Get the delicious and cute recipe!

Chocolate-Almond Crunch Cookie (Made from Almond Pulp!)

Chocolate-Almond Crunch Cookie

The beauty of making homemade almond milk is not only do you get a smooth, creamy dairy-free milk, but you also get almond PULP. The Breville Fountain Crush pushes the pulp out in a nice crumbly consistency making it a perfect base for a Smart Sweet. Get the recipe for these Chocolate-Almond Crunch Cookies.

Smart Sweet: Healthy Anzac Biscuits

Healthy Anzac Biscuits

It was Anzac day today in Australia and New Zealand which is a National holiday (yippee to that!) of remembrance that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in war. Hundreds of thousands get up and watch the dawn service where marches and horns are played in the early morning silence. Many foods are enjoyed and the classic is the good old Anzac biscuit. I wanted to cook a healthier version so here they are!