power puffs!

These power puffs are so puff-tastic!  I highly recommend them.  I have never used millet before and I will certainly be using it more often.  It’s fluffy, light and has more protein than puffed rice.  These little power puffs are a perfect snack with a hot cuppa joe. You can easily cut this recipe in half if you aren’t trying to feed an army.

These are so good that my husband brought them to his Tai Chi class this morning and vanished with a request for more next week…I highly suggest you give these a whirl.

Makes 36-40 Power Puffs

Ingredients

4 cups puffed millet cereal
2/3 cup raisins
2/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped (or nut of choice)
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1 cup brown rice syrup
1-2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
salt if desired

Directions
1. In a medium bowl, mix cereal, raisins, cranberries, nuts, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds.

2. In a small saucepan, combine peanut butter and brown rice syrup. Cook over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally until warm and bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal mixture and stir until thoroughly coated.

3. Wait until cooled slightly, the peanut butter mixture can get very hot, then mold into balls (the size of golf balls). Transfer mixture to a cookie sheet to continue cooling.

Tip – it helps to dampen hands, this mix can get very sticky.

Nutrition Facts for 36 Power Puffs: Calories: 112.8, Total Fat: 5.5 g, Total Carbs: 14.5 g, Protein: 2.8 g

mOMent: Do you believe in the soul? What is your soul yearning for today? Is it millet?

I’m entering this recipe here also:  http://www.dietdessertndogs.com/2011/07/21/wellness-weekend-july-21-25-2011/

valentine’s day!

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1 T white chocolate peanut butter
dried cranberries – enough to make a heart, plus a little extra

Directions: Mix oatmeal and peanut butter well. Garnish with a heart full of cranberries!

Om,

Renata

mOMent: Love is perfect everlasting and unchanging yet it can change everything in us and around us if we are willing to let go of our definition of it. If we choose to define what love is then we are also defining what love is not. Thereby limiting not loves’ capacity, for it is infinite but that of our own to recieve it or recognize it. When we choose to embrace our true nature we open ourselves to the powerful reality that we are not only in love, love also is in us. More accurately we are love, all of us. The illusion that we are not love allows us to feel pain. Pain is just another way to remind us to drop the definition of (or the illusion of separation from) love. Open yourself to the possibility that you are more and there will be more possibilities open to you.
❤ Ruben McAllister
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white chocolate peanut butter and maple caramel

Of course maple caramel and white chocolate peanut butter are like long lost cousins! Delicious!

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1 T maple caramel
1 T white chocolate peanut butter

Directions: Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

Om,

Renata

mOMent: Shedding out of an old habit can be a very therapeutic process.  What could use a little shedding in your life?

white chocolate peanut butter and frozen coconut

I think one of my favorite combos is peanut butter and coconut, and what makes that better?  WHITE CHOCOLATE!

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1-2 T white chocolate peanut butter
1/4 C frozen shredded coconut

Directions: Mix all together and enjoy…

Om,

Renata

mOMent: Sometimes all it takes to ‘take it to the next level’ is to just allow for it to happen…relax into it.