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/

dried cherry, chia, sunflower & coconut

I was looking for a little nourishment this morning when I created this om…

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1 T sunflower seed butter
1 T chia seed
1 T flaked or shredded coconut
1 T dried cherries

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

mOMent: Looking back and looking forward can be great tools for navigating one’s life. But, how often do you take a moment and really allow yourself to be here and now, in the present?

sunflower seed butter & lavender simple syrup

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1 T lavender simple syrup
1 T sunflower seed butter
1 T sunflower seeds

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

mOMent: Have you ever worked really long and hard at something on the computer and then close without saving? Recreating original work can be frustrating, imperfect and challenging. Often times, replicating an experience in life is futile and does not the bring forth same results or feelings. So, in your daily life, remember to take a moment and push the save button. Remember the wonderful and amazing things that happen to you.

sunflower chia raisin

This morning I chose to be on the safe side and go with a few ingredients that I already know and love.  On Saturdays I have the luxury of taking two fitness classes at my gym, back to back.  So, this morning I wanted to be fueled and ready for a great day.

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1 T sunflower seed butter
1 T agave
1 T chia seeds
1 T raisins

Directions:

Mix oatmeal and sunflower seed butter with agave and raisins.  Enjoy!

mOMent: What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday morning?  How often do you get to do it?

sunflower pistachio

I definitely wanted seconds this morning…

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1 T sunflower seed butter
1 T agave
1-2 T roasted salted pistachios

Directions:

Mix oatmeal and sunflower seed butter with agave and half of the pistachios.  Garnish with remaining pistachios.  Enjoy!

mOMent: Listen to your body today.  What is it telling you right now, at this moment?  Tune in to the different organs, muscles and bones… Does it need rest?  Or could it use a little invigoration?  Thirty seconds spent listening to your body can change your entire day.  I suggest you do it.

sunflower prickly pear

A little bit of crunch, a little bit of sun and a little bit of sweet.  Yum!

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1 T sunflower seed butter
2 t prickly pear syrup
1 T raw sunflower seeds

Directions:

Mix prickly pear syrup, sunflower seed butter and half of the sunflower seeds with oatmeal.  Garnish with remaining seeds and enjoy!

mOMent: Making someone else’s day special can be very fulfilling.  How can you create a special day for someone else?  What can you give back to those around you in order to make their lives just a skosh?