2 cups (500 mL) rolled oats
½ cup (125 mL) wheat germ
½ cup (125 mL) blackstrap molasses
1 tsp.(5 mL) cinnamon
¼ tsp. (1 mL) nutmeg
1 tsp. (5 mL) vanilla ½ cup (125 mL) shredded coconut
½ cup (125 mL) chopped nuts
¼ cup (60 mL) vegetable oil
¼ cup (60 mL) sesame seeds
¼ cup (60 mL) sunflower seeds
½ cup (125 mL) dried fruit
1. Mix together all of the ingredients, except the dried fruit, in a mixing bowl.
2. Mix well until the oil and molasses coat the rest of the ingredients.
3. Pour mixture into a large skillet and place over medium heat.
4. Stir mixture constantly for about 5 minutes, or until oats turn golden brown.
5. Remove skillet from heat, and stir in dried fruit.
6. Cool the granola and store it in a can or jar with a tight fitting lid in the refrigerator.
7. Serve with or without milk, or serve it topped with yogurt.
Iron Content: 46 mg. (whole recipe)
This is an excellent after-dinner dessert substitute. Prunes are high in fiber--this smoothie supplies 15.1% of your daily fiber!--so it can help prevent constipation and normalize blood sugar. Prunes are also rich in antioxidants.
1/4 cup pitted prunes
1 cup soy milk, or rice milk
1 tsp Blackstrap Molasses
Blend in blender till smooth.
Blackstrap molasses--During sugar refining, sucrose is removed from the raw cane plant, leaving this thick syrup full of nutrients. Of the different grades of molasses, blackstrap molasses has the least sugar and the most nutrients--iron, B vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. The iron content makes it especially good for vegetarians. Prunes increase the absorption of iron even further.