Breakfast · Dessert · Snack

Granola & Protein Mousse

Let’s talk about granola.

What’s the point of it? To add texture, protein & fiber to your food.

What does most store bought granola do? Adds a lottt of sugar to your food.

So make your own! Granola lasts a long time as long as you keep it stored in a sealed container.

I keep my granola (recipe below) simple. I use quinoa, oats, pistachios, non-dairy chocolate chips & just a bit of Himalayan salt – that’s it! You don’t have to go overboard by adding extra sugar b/c as long as you have a yummy base, your granola will add some extra texture, crunch & nutrients for a delicious meal.e8b55a2d-94ac-441d-a6c2-8d62c857e411

Top Left: Plain Greek yogurt, blackberries, raspberries, granola.

Bottom Left: Chia pudding, cinnamon butternut squash puree, granola.

Right: Chocolate Protein Mousse (recipe below), granola

Healthy Granola

  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 c red quinoa (drained & rinsed)
  • 1 c rolled or old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 c pistachio halves
  • 1/3 c non-dairy chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp pink himalayan salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 320F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Add all ingredients to a large bowl & stir.
  4. Pour mixture onto the baking sheet & spread so that all ingredients are laying flat on the sheet.
  5. Bake at 320F for 30 minutes, carefully stirring every 10 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool & keep stored in a sealed container at room temp. Enjoy!

Chocolate Protein Mousse

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 T powdered peanut butter
  • 1 scoop plant-based chocolate protein powder (I like 22 days nutrition)
  • 1 T cocoa powder
  • 1 T raw local honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 c rolled or old-fashioned oats
  • 1 can chickpeas (drained & rinsed)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened plant-based milk of choice


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor.
  2. Blend until fully combined.
  3. Pour into 3 small bowls, cover & chill for at least 2 hours.
  4. Before serving add on some of the granola for added texture. Enjoy!

And before I go here is a pic of my peanut looking like a boy-scout in his bandanna 🙂



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