Healing Foods: Amazing Grain-Free Granola Recipe January 10, 2014 • 1 Comment As the world gets more complicated, I find myself seeking islands of refuge in my daily life. An uncomplicated way to fuel my body is one of them, so when I came across The Calorie Myth by Jonathan Bailor, I was intrigued and started following the principles immediately. The book is the result of an exhaustive ten-year “research odyssey,” and although it is a bit heavy on science, the information is facsinating. One premise of the book is that we are “hormonally clogged,” (like a blocked sink) and by increasing the quality of our food and exercise, the body will naturally unclog and heal. This seems like the perfect metaphor for our emotional body as well. We are mentally clogged by our beliefs, fears and mental loops that run unchecked, and over time, we lose touch with ourselves and our truth: the one that can guide us home to our true north. Unclogging the body and the mind asks that we let go of what we think we know about ourselves and our environment. It is inviting change to the doorstep and allowing it in. Try this granola as one small step toward that invitation. Grain-Free Granola Recipe ½ c chopped cashews ½ c chopped hazelnuts (I used pumpkin seeds) 1 c sliced almonds (I used half walnuts) 1 c unsweetened shredded coconut 8 tablespoons ground flaxseeds 2/3 cup sugar free vanilla syrup (Torani’s) 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix well to combine. Pour syrup and oil over the mixture and stir to evenly coat. Spread out over a foil-lined baking sheet and bake on the middle rack, stirring every 10 minutes or so until golden brown. Total time: approximately 30 minutes. Side note: I could not find the vanilla syrup so I used a small amount of honey crystals and added more coconut oil. The author is not a fan of sugar, including honey, so technically I am out of bounds, but I wanted to share my changes as an option. It tastes amazing. Cool and store in an airtight jar. I have made quite a few of the recipes from The Calorie Myth and they are all quite good, especially the dark chocolate espresso cookies. Yum! Let me know if you decide to get unclogged. -db Who is Dianna Bonny? Hi, my name is Dianna Bonny. It’s my mission to candidly share my journey with you. For me, it’s all about the healing: to create a radiant healing energy for others who have befallen a similar fate. Together, we can forge beautiful lives of belonging and connection. Thanks for joining me today! I look forward to hearing from you.