Friday, February 4, 2011

Breakfast Bars And A Pretty (and easy) Smoothie

Mmmm. These healthy breakfast bars not only taste great, but are filling and energizing too! They also make a great snack, and are perfect for after a long workout at the gym!

Breakfast Bars

1 Cup Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup All-Bran Cereal
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Egg, Beaten
1/4 Cup Applesauce
1/4 Cup Honey
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1/4 Cup Nuts
1 Cup Dried Fruit

Mix all ingredients together and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

I tend to alter the recipe a bit now and then. I find they are sometimes kind of dry so I add extra apple sauce. I also like to switch it up a bit by putting half sunflower seeds and half pumpkin seeds instead of just sunflower. I also like to use pumpkin instead of applesauce.

This morning along with one of those delicious bars I also made this smoothie. The bottom layer was just heavenly however the top one was good too. The best part about this smoothie is that it looks as good as it tastes.

Pretty (And Easy!) Smoothie.
I found this recipe in one of the latest issues of a Best Health magazine.

First Layer:
1 ripe Avocado, peeled and pit removed
1 Cup Yogurt
Juice from 1/2 a Lime (I just used a squirt of  lime juice from the store)
3 Tbsp Honey

Blend. Divide equally into four glasses and set aside while making top layer.

Second Layer:
1 1/3 Cup Frozen Blueberries
1/4 Cup Almond Butter (or smooth peanut butter)
1 Cup Yogurt
1/3 Cup Milk

Blend and pour over first layer.


1 comment:

  1. JAMIE!!! your foods looken good like normal :) exeped for the time the parints went to P.E.I and we where in charge of the house i gota say... umm that first meal we made was...urr well interesting :) good times good times
    realy miss you!!!
    your one and only sister