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Easy and Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

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Easy and Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe. Receta de Granola Casera Fácil y Saludable  | Live Colorful

For a long time I’ve wanting to share with you this recipe about how I make my homemade granola. I make it often, and some of you asked me about the recipe, so here it is :)

My mother in law shared a recipe with me a long time ago and I lost it, so I started to make my own recipe using the things I remember about her recipe ha ha, and it actually turns out yummy!  One thing I like about making granola is that I always can change ingredients and use what I have at home. Some days I use walnuts, and others sunflowers, chopped cashews or almonds or mix two or three of those using the recipe measurements. But the end result is always similar, and so delicious!

This recipe takes about 10 minutos to prepare and 60 minutes to bake. It’s something you can start in the morning while you are cleaning the house, playing with your kid or making your art. This recipe makes about 5 cups of granola and will last approximately three weeks if you store it in a airtight container.

Easy and Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe. Receta de Granola Casera Fácil y Saludable  | Live Colorful

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups of oats
  • 1 cup of cranberries
  • ¼  cup of sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup of chopped almond seeds
  • 6 tablespoons of water
  • 3 tablespoon of agave
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

STEPS:

  1. Turn on the oven to 250 degrees
  2. In a bowl mix the oats, cranberries, sunflower seeds and almond seeds.
  3. In another bowl mix the water, agave and vanilla extract
  4. Add the oats, cranberries and nuts to the bowl with the water, agave and vanilla extract and mix together until they are completely covered
  5. Spread the mix in a large cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 60 minutes but come back every 15 minutes to move the granola with a spoon so it doesn’t burn in just one side
  7. Let it cool and store in a container with a lid and enjoy!

Easy and Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe. Receta de Granola Casera Fácil y Saludable  | Live Colorful

How to Make Non-Dairy Mexican Spiced Mocha Popsicles

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How to make vegan mocha paletas with a spicy touch | Live Colorful

I created this recipe for ebay a few months ago and I wanted to share about it here on the blog because I know you guys are going to love these yummy mocha paletas during the warm days of spring and summer!

My mom’s hot chocolate memories inspired this recipe. I’ll always remember tasting the hint of sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon mixed with a toasted chocolate flavor. So when I started to make my own coffee, I started to add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon together with 4 tablespoons of ground coffee and place it to brew. Using that idea I created these mocha paletas, but as a special touch, I added a pinch of cayenne pepper. They are soooo good!How to make vegan mocha paletas with a spicy touch | Live ColorfulTip: If you would like to create a milder version just add half the amount of spices listed below in the ingredients list.

How to Make Non-Dairy Mexican Spiced Mocha Popsicles

How to make vegan mocha paletas with a spicy touch | Live Colorful

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 tablespoons of ground coffee
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 bar of Mexican chocolate bar, something like Chocolate Ibarra or Chocolate Abuelita is a great option
  • 1 cup of almond milk

How to make vegan mocha paletas with a spicy touch | Live Colorful

STEPS:

  1. Stir together the ground coffee, cinnamon, chili powder and cayenne pepper, place into the brew basket.
  2. Set the carafe in place to brew. I made about 3 cups of coffee.
  3. While the coffee is brewing, mix almond milk and a bar of a chocolate bar to make hot chocolate. You can add as much chocolate as you want for a more intense and sweet flavor.
  4. When the brew is complete, mix the coffee with the hot chocolate and place the mix into the popsicle molds.
  5. Allow pops to freeze fully overnight, or about 8 hours.

How to make vegan mocha paletas with a spicy touch | Live Colorful

Stay caffeinated with this refreshing treat this spring/summer!

Kids Books We Love: My Colorful Chameleon

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My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful

I got a copy of  My Colorful Chameleon written by Leonie Roberts and illustrated by Mike Byrne a few days ago and my son loved the story so much that he woke up at 6 am the day after we got the book in the mail to read it again! He thinks it’s so funny that the chameleon keeps hiding, and that they are always looking for her. “Ella es tan cool y tiene muchos colores!” That’s what he said, yes, I told him, chameleons are so unique, and colorful!

My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful

Subject:

The story is funny, creative and with a great message about appreciating everyone the way they are, even if they are different, we are all unique in our own way.

What’s the story about?

The story is about a girl that has a chameleon as pet. Her mom gets angry because they keep losing the chameleon around the house and spend hours looking for her. The little girl gets in trouble in school when her pet gets lost during show and tell, so they decide to take her pet to the veterinary and ask why she keeps changing colors! The veterinary explains that this is the way chameleons are, they change colors to stay safe and out of sight, and that’s what makes them incredible. He gave them advice about how to look for her chameleon around the house, by looking for the eyes that are always moving. After listening to the veterinary they get so happy to have such an amazing creature in their house.

My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful

My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful

You can get a copy of this cute book on Amazon here: My Colorful Chameleon. I’m sure your kids would love the story too!

My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful