This morning I had an audition, so after journaling and walking Julius for 45-minutes, I chomped on an Amazing Grass Green SuperFood Energy Bar in Berry flavor while putting on makeup and curling my hair.
I like the texture – like a Larabar, but not as sweet. The ingredients are stellar – I liked that I could just eat a bar chock full of greens – perfect for an on-the-go meal. Enter our Amazing Grass giveaway and see what you think for yourself! It held me over for around 3 hours, enough to fuel my audition and keep me satisfied til lunch….
I picked up Christy and we drove over to Santa Monica for a special treat. More on that later on!
When we got back from our lunch I had a phone appointment with my shrinky dink, then I baked…y’all know I don’t really bake from scratch so I did my best. Two of my friends have birthdays, so I decided to make them some granola as presents.
Lynn’s First Attempt at Granola (makes 2 lovely gifts plus leftovers)
Preheat the oven to 350-degrees. In a large bowl, combine:
- 6 cups of rolled oats
- 1 cup raw almond slices
- 2/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup agave
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 TB brown sugar
The coconut oil kinda solidified as I was stirring it. Can ya see that? It smelled heavenly.
Spread onto two baking sheets, covered in cooking spray and foil.
Bake for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
One pan burned. I guess the layer was too thin.
But luckily the other one turned out lovely:
I tossed the latter with a cup of raisins and put them into 2 containers for my birthday buddies.
I saved the burnt stuff for me and Abe…we’ll see how long it lasts.
Before taking another 45-minute walk, I chomped on some organic fresh grapes and a fake wild grape tootsie pop.
Now I’m off for dinner with one of the birthday girls! What homemade gifts do you make?