We have been on a Paleo diet for close to 3 years now. So when we found Hail Merry Orange and Cranberry Grawnola at the store I was really happy. It was great, no agave, gluten free, and raw. What I did not like about it was that it was really expensive and I had no clue if the nuts were activated.
I am venturing that it is not, but either way it is cost prohibitive to have it as an everyday mid morning snack. Which is exactly what I like it for.
I wanted something raw, and something that I could incorporate essential oils in without adulterating the oil. So I turned to Dr. Google for answers. This is what I came up with.
Adapted from Nom Nom Paleo
Yield: 8 cups
- 1 cup fresh pineapple, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 5 large Medjool dates, pitted
- Juice of 1 orange
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 drops of dōTERRA onGuard
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup almond slices
- 1 cup whole almonds
- 3 cups raw coconut flakes
- 1 cup raw macadamia nuts
- 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup hemp seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon Celtic or Himalayan sea salt (any unrefined sea salt works)
- Blender or food processor
- good knife
Activate almonds in water with a pinch of salt for 8 to 12 hours. Drain in a colander, shaking to get all the water out.
Juice orange (Cara Cara are my favorites), and cube pineapple. Throw in blender or food processor with dates, vanilla, and onGuard. With blender on pour in melted coconut oil.
Mix wet and dry ingredients together.
Spoon a thin layer on to dehydrator trays. Start dehydrator at 115 or less to keep the raw enzymes. I chose to cook it at 135 for 3 to 4 hours.
Once it was done I spooned it into a quart size mason jar and threw it in the fridge.
This stuff is great on top of Coconut yogurt or just as an on the go snack food.