Brain Food Granola
Your body needs several nutrients together in order to make the chemicals your brain needs to keep it functioning well. This granola puts them all together into one delicious breakfast. I recommend taking it with your daily multivitamin for best results. This does not have Folate, B12, or Choline & Betaine in it).
8 c. rolled oats (or rolled 5 grain, 9 grain, etc.)
3/4 c. flax meal
3/4 c. wheat germ
-or- 1 1/2 cops of flax meal or wheat germ
5 cups of:
Choose at least 1: pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts (Tryptophan)
Choose at least one: almonds (Tryosine)
Choose at least one: pumpkin seeds, cashews (Iron)
Choose at least one: macadamia nuts, pistachios (Thiamine)
Choose at least one: peanuts (Resveratrol)
Choose at least one: walnuts, pecans, chia seeds (Omega 3)
Mix rolled grain with nuts and seeds in a large bowl.
In a medium sized sauce pan, place 1/2 c. peanut butter, 1/2 c. honey or agave, 1/2 c. oil, and 1/2 c. water. Stir and heat to a boiling. Remove from heat and add 1 tsp. vanilla. Pour over the grain mixture and stir thoroughly.
Spread out onto cookie sheets into thin layers. Will take about two cookie sheets. Bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour, stirring half way through. Allow to cool.
When cool sprinkle on top and stir in:dark raisins (tryptophan, iron, resveratrol if they are black)
crasins or dried cranberries (resveratrol)
blueberries (omega 3)
Place into plastic bags or plastic containers. Will keep about a month.
If you eat it with plant based milks, you will also get your B12.