|Wow, Mom, did you know I'm good for your health?|
(Well, Bailey, it is something to gloat about.) But another study showed that dog owners had a significantly better survival rate one year after a heart attack. And, overall, pet owners have a lower risk of dying from any cardiac disease, including heart failure.
|I'm helping Mom stay well too!|
|Chocolate quinoa breakfast bars|
With that in mind, who can resist Chocolate Quinoa Power Breakfast Bars?
(suitable for ACD-maintenence unless omitting applesauce; replace with pumpkin or squash puree for ACD-phase 2)
- 1 1/2 cups quinoa flakes (or substitute gluten-free rolled oats)
- 2 T. chia seeds
- dash of salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. gluten-free baking powder
- vanilla stevia (no alcohol)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 2 T. cacao nibs
- 2 scoops chocolate rice protein powder
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup chocolate almond milk
- 1 T. tahini
- Optional: chocolate glaze made from 3 T. melted coconut oil combined with 2-3 T. cacao powder and vanilla stevia to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Put 1/2 cup quinoa flakes, chia, cinnamon, cacao powder, salt, stevia, protein powder and baking powder in a coffee grinder and grind until it resembles a coarse powder.
- In a medium bowl, combine ground quinoa mixture with 1/2 cup unground quinoa flakes (or oats). Add cacao nibs.
- In a small bowl, mix tahini with chocolate almond milk (unsweetened) and applesauce.
- Mix together the quinoa mixture with tahini-almond milk-applesauce mixture.
- Add more almond milk if necessary to bring the dough together.
- Stir in fresh blueberries
- Scoop batter onto a sprayed cookie sheet.
- Bake 15 minutes.
- Cool slightly and glaze with chocolate coating if desired
- Makes 3 (2-cookie) servings.
Contributed to: http://www.dietdessertndogs.com/2012/07/05/wellness-weekend-july-5-9-2012/