Day 1 of the 12 Days for Good – EQUALITY
The 12 days for good is such an amazing concept that I felt I needed to be a part of it. Here is the gist of it…
Catch the Spirit. SHARE the Good
For 12 magical days this December, over 600 volunteers will support House of Friendship’s Christmas Hamper program. They will share the gift of food with thousands of people.
Help us pay it forward. Join us for ‘12 Days for Good’ December 9-20, and SHARE the good – volunteer, help, donate – in your community. Last year, over 20 local charities/causes benefitted.
Click www.12daysforgood.com. Count yourself in! And share the good.
There are daily themes just to help you get inspired and really meant to be a starting point. The possibilities are endless and that is the absolute beauty of this program! Creating this program allows our community to work together to uplift and reach out to others, with the vision of a community all belonging and thriving. A concept that is fitting for this holiday season, but that really should be held close to our hearts all year round.
Trying to choose what to do was difficult, but I finally decided to make my home made granola (full of fibre, protein, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids), package it in mason jars and give to those who needed it most.
The theme for tomorrow is FAMILY……stay tuned!
If you are looking for a energy boosting breakfast or snack….here you go:
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup oat bran
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup flaxseeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup chopped walnuts (since I wasn’t sure about nut allergies, I omitted this and added 1/2 cup of hemp hearts)
1/2 cup apple juice
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp vanilla (or more if you like the taste as I do!)
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups raisins
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly oil 2 cookie sheets with coconut oil. Mix the oats, oat bran, seeds and nuts in a large bowl. Combine the apple juice oil, vanilla and cinnamon in a bowl.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until everything is coated. Spread the mixture evenly on the cookies sheets and bake for approx 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and add the raisins (or other dried fruit such as cranberries) and the coconut.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Serve with almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk etc or add to yogurt.
Cheers to great health!
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