Protein Tropical Granola
Article Published on Jul 27, 2016
Too tired to make an after-workout snack? Get ahead of the game by making a post-workout granola that will leave you with the satisfying crunch of a great reward.
Talia Pollock, the healthy nut in charge of the craziness of Party in my Plants, is hitting the kitchen to make you a delicious, fun, and tropical post-workout granola. No one wants to make food after a workout, or make anything really, apart from a massage appointment. Many people muster up the energy to manage a smoothie, but even the best smoothie can get a little boring after a few hundred workouts. So what’s a healthy, active, fit, protein-loving soul to do? Try making a protein rich granola ahead of time. Then you can snack away or eat it like cereal with nut milk to get that recovery started fast.
Knowing you have this treat waiting for you can also help push you through the tail end of your exercise when energy is normally flagging. You can do it!
Protein Tropical Granola
- 1 ½ cups rolled oats
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 scoop Sunwarrior Classic Vanilla Protein
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
- 1/3 cup shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/3 cup dried mango
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl mix rolled oats, quinoa, chia seeds, protein, salt, cinnamon, chopped almonds, and one third cup shredded coconut.
Hop on over to your stovetop. In a saucepan on low heat, melt coconut oil with almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Pour the melted mixture over your dry ingredients.
Mix that together well and add in one smashed ripe banana. That’s a nice tropical hit.
Dump all this on a cookie sheet and pop it in the oven for twelve minutes.
Take it out. Add one third a cup of dried mango for your last bit of tropicality.
Pop it back in the oven for another five to seven minutes, depending on your taste in golden crunchiness.
Once you have the granola made, Talia has five top ways to enjoy it. One: on top of a smoothie for double the Sunwarrior fun. Two: in a yogurt parfait, layered between fruit and coconut yogurt. Three: in a bowl with almond milk. Four: right out of the jar as a snack. Five: at the top of every sit up. That sweet reward is worth it every time.
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