“Live Better, Feel Better, Get A Little Sweaty Along The Way!”
Taren Grewall and Emilia D’Aversa
Owners, Seva Fitness
Practicing Kinesiologists and Personal Trainers
We love SPUD! We believe in their products, services and delicious quality. After all, we know that “abs are made in the kitchen!” To live a fit and healthy life, you need to make sure you are fueling your body right. Spud has helped us show our Seva family that eating right can be delicious and convenient.
Favourite Recipe: Homemade Granola
We fell in love with this recipe in our last Fitness Challenge. We promise you’ll love it and find so many ways to add it in your meals. These measurements are flexible; don’t worry too much about being exact.
What you will need:
2 cups raw, whole rolled oats (aka old fashion oats)
1/2 cup raw nuts, chopped
1/4 cup raw seeds (sunflower or pumpkin seeds are great)
1/2 cup unsweetened dried fruit, chopped (optional)
2-3 tablespoons grade-b maple syrup or raw honey (or a combo of both) 2 tbsp coconut oil (aka coconut butter) or other healthy cooking oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract or almond extract
1 large pinch fine sea salt
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and use your clean hands to mix well and toss to coat; it will be sticky and messy but that’s the fun part. The coconut oil might be liquid or solid depending on the temperature of the room you are in (it has a melting point of about 75 degrees.) Your hands will warm it up and melt it into the mixture if it’s solid, just be sure to mix it all through the other ingredients so there aren’t any chunks of oil left. Spread the mixture in a thin layer on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, until very lightly toasted. (To make this recipe completely raw-friendly, dehydrate the mixture 5-6 hours at 115oF in a food dehydrator instead.) Cool before serving or storing. This granola can be kept in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 2 weeks. I keep mine in a mason jar in the refrigerator at home and in a BPA-free plastic bag when traveling.
Get creative with this recipe by adding Stevia, coconut shavings, or cacao nibs!