What you eat can impact your mood and this probiotic-rich yogurt bowl with homemade granola and blueberries might help keep anxiety at bay. Research shows that certain foods, including blueberries, almonds, chia seeds, and yogurt may be helpful for people with anxiety. We take chia seeds, almonds, oats, coconut oil and maple syrup to get a healthy and crunchy granola. Once that’s ready, add to plain Greek yogurt with blueberries and enjoy for breakfasts and snacks. Just more proof that food can taste good and be good for you.
Here is the recipe:
Chia Seed and Almond Granola
Active Time: 6 minutes
Bake Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes (plus additional 45 minutes cooling time)
Total yield: 4 1/2 cups
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup chia seeds
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine maple syrup, coconut oil, almond extract and salt in a large bowl. Stir in oats, sliced almonds and chia seeds. Spread mixture onto the prepared pan in a packed even layer approximately 1/8” thick.
Bake the granola until golden, 22 to 25 minutes. Place the pan on a wire rack to cool for at least 45 minutes.
Once the granola is completely cool, break into chunks and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
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