Protein helps you stay full longer, reducing the number of total calories eaten each day. That’s right from Dr. Mehmet Oz, in a recent Examiner.com article that includes his Vegan Granola Recipe with SunButter. The article is based on The Dr. Oz Show episode on how hemp seed boosts memory with omegas.
As Dr. Oz says: “What’s in hemp seed? It’s high in omega 6 and omega 3, which are healthy fatty acids. The benefits range from enhancing your brain’s memory and cognitive function to improving your heart health. And if you’re wondering if you can get high on these seeds, the answer is no. What it does contain: More than 10 grams of protein per serving.” See the whole article here.
SunButter is packed with protein
We’re proud that SunButter is also loaded with nut-free protein. Most varieties have 7 grams of protein per serving (2 Tablespoons), and SunButter Natural Omega-3, which also includes flaxseed, has 8 g of protein per serving! Try Dr. Oz’s Vegan Granola Recipe with SunButter.
Dr. Oz’s Vegan Granola Recipe
2 1/2 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
1/3 c. sunflower seeds
1/3 c. pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1/3 c. goji berries
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
2 Tbsp. hemp hearts or the entire seed
1 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/2 – 3/4 c. pure maple syrup*
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. SunButter (Dr. Oz’s version says ‘optional,’ we will always include it!)
1/4 c. unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
Preheat oven to 250°F. Combine all your dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Add your maple syrup, SunButter and vanilla. Mix until well coated.
On a greased or ungreased, baking sheet (use two sheets if you like), add your granola, laying it flat and bake for about 30 to 35 minutes, stirring the mixture every 10 minutes to ensure even cooking. If using two baking sheets, you may even like to switch their positions in the oven once after stirring. If using a smaller baking dish such as a 9″x9″ or 11″x13″, bake for up to 1 hour or so, or until golden throughout. Be sure to stir the mixture every 15 minutes or so.
Looks simple, delicious–and packed with nut-free protein. Thanks, Doc!
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