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homemade juice + granola

YOU GUYS! i had last monday off for mlk day and used it as a perfect ‘catch up on life’ day. that included doing some stereotypical san francisco things like making homemade juice AND granola. i juice pretty frequently and on monday, i made two different types of juice. my roommate has been on a homemade granola kick that’s insanely addicting so i decided to try it out myself. what i love about the granola is that it seriously tasted better than anything i’ve bought in the store, plus has WAY less sugar. one reason i love juicing so much is because i can drink healthy without spending $8/juice. buying veggies and fruits from the farmer’s market makes it super easy.

in case you’re looking for some healthy and tasty drinks and eats, here’s a few quick and easy recipes!

green juice:
-1 bunch kale
-1 bunch swiss chard
-4 stalks celery
-1 apple
-directions: wash, throw everything into juicer slowly, enjoy.

orange juice:
-1 orange
-5 carrots
-4 stalks celery
-directions: peel orange, throw everything into juicer slowly, enjoy.

granola: inspired by this recipe on a beautiful mess {doubled}
-4 cups oats (old fashioned, not quick cooking)
-2 cups pumpkin seeds
-1 cup chopped walnuts
-1/2 cup dried blueberries and cherries
-2/3 cup olive oil
-2 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon ginger
-2/3 cup honey
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-directions: in a bowl combine the oats and nuts/seeds. pour in oil and honey and stir to combine. add in all seasoning and vanilla and mix well. spread out on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes, stirring every 10ish minutes. add in dried fruit during the last 10 minutes of baking. i wanted my granola to have some bigger chunks in it rather than small individual pieces, so i tried to not mix/stir TOO much during the baking process.

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