1 cup rolled oats (or buckwheat groats)
1/2 cup brazil nuts
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
3/4 cup shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups dates
1 cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ginger root
1/2 cups frozen strawberries
1 cup almond milk
To make the granola:
Soak the nuts (and buckwheat groats, if using) in water for 8 hours, then drain and rinse.
Throw the nuts, seeds, coconut and oats into a large bowl and set aside.
Blend together the dates, water and spices. If it’s still too thick, add more water.
(The consistency of my date mixture was like thin yogurt.)
Pour this into the large bowl and evenly coat all the dry ingredients in it.
Spread out on dehydrator trays and dehydrate for 2-3 hours at 115 degrees, until it’s crunchy.
Or do what I did: “bake” at 250 degrees in your oven for 2 hours and get the same delicious result.Store in jars.
To make the smoothie:
Blend everything until smooth! Pour into a bowl and sprinkle with your granola!