Raw Bowl’a Paleo Granola
Aaaah the Raw Bowl’a Paleo Granola. Has such a nice ring to it, don’t it? Well there’s more to it than that, actually. Did you know that…
When I’m feeling like lazy bum in the morning, my #1 go-to is THIS recipe?
Why? Because this – every now and then, I get up in the morning, and I feel just sooo incredibly lazy. It’s like, I just can’t even muster the 60 seconds of effort it takes to grab a pan, turn on the stove, and dump in some coconut oil. It’s true!
Last Monday was one of those days.
I just didn’t want to lift a finger to do anything. I also didn’t want to go out to breakfast because I had a fridge stuffed full of amazingly delicious fruits, veggies and the like. And, none of my homemade baked granola was lying around.
And that’s when I revert back to a recipe I invented nearly 5 years ago, when I first started experimenting with eliminating foods like grains from my diet and was trying to recreate the feeling you get from eating cereal! Those are the true roots of this recipe.
Aside from that, you’ll love that it’s straight-up #jerf (just eat real food) being that it’s gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, paleo and vegan (with one small modification).
Plus, it’s so easy your a 3-year-old could do it!
I drew up the pic below which is filled with my favz ingredients to toss into this paleo granola concoction.
The truth is all you really need to make this Raw Bowl’a Paleo Granola recipe are YOUR FAVORITE nuts, seeds, berries, and maybe a banana.
Usually I toss in blueberries, but I didn’t have any around, so I was workin’ with what I had (which is exactly what you should do when you construct YOUR bowl’a paleo granola. This is what I had in my cupboard and fruit basket. If you wanted to add some cooked quinoa or another type or traditionally prepped grain (because your not sensitive to grains and gluten), you definitely could. I like to keep mine Paleo (grain-free) because that’s what works for my body.
Actually, that’s one of the things I really love about the Raw Bowl’a Paleo Granola recipe – you can EASILY adjust the macronutrient ratios to fit YOUR particular body’s needs.
IF YOU NEED MORE CARBS
So if you’re an athlete and you need to fuel your body with more carbohydrates on the regular or even on a certain day, you can totally add more extra sweet fruits (dates, bananas, papaya, mango, pineapple, apricots, grapes, dried fruits) or starchy carbs (quinoa, wild rice, gluten-free oats, sweet potato), to fit your energy expending needs.
IF YOU NEED MORE FAT
Or, if you’re a person who needs to eat more fat, you can easily adjust your Bowl’a Granola, so that it’s filled with MORE nuts and seeds (macadamias for sure, if this is you!). You could even add some MCT oil, extra coconut flakes, or full-fat coconut milk. Remember, fats ARE healthy (well, certain fats, that is), so don’t shy away from them! More on that in this post, by yours truly.
IF YOU NEED MORE PROTEIN
OR, if you’re person who needs to increase your protein intake, you can easily do that by adding in more hydrolyzed collagen, protein powder, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and maybe even grass-fed yogurt (that is, if you can tolerate dairy). There’s always the option to have a few eggs or breakfast sausage on the side as well.
The beauty of this recipe is that it’s fast, tasty, SUPER nutrient-dense, and versatile.
Once you’ve gathered the basics, toss them in your favorite bowl, mix in a little hydrolyzed collagen (sometimes called collagen hydrolysate, more on that in my post about it here) for added protein, cover with a splash of your favorite nut or coconut mylk and BOOM – you’re done!
It feels as effortless as your average bowl of cereal, but does SO MUCH MORE GOOD for your bod on the inside and out.
- 1/2 Banana
- 2 Tbsp Pumpkin seeds
- 2 Tbsp Shredded coconut
- 1/2 C Almonds
- 2 Dates
- 6 Blackberries
- 1 Tbsp Sesame
- 1-2 Tbs Collagen Hydrolysate (omit if Vegan)
- 2 Tbsp Hemp Hearts
- 1 Tbsp Goji Berries
- 1/2 C Macadamia Nuts
- 2 Tbsp Cacao Nibs
- 3 Drops Stevia (optional)
- A Pinch of Cinnamon (optional)
- Toss all of the ingredients together in a bowl all at the same time.
- Mix thoroughly so you don't end up with chunks of collagen hydrolysate or protein powder (if you used that) floating around in your Bowl'a Granola.
- If you're Vegan, omit the Collagen and replace it with a protein powder of your choice
- Remember, the beauty of this recipe lies in the fact that it’s fast, tasty, SUPER nutrient-dense, and versatile. Use what you have in your fridge and cupboard even if they're not EXACTLY the same as what's shown here. Although, I am partial to this combination. It's pretty darn great 😛