Vegan Macro Friendly Granola: Plant Based Personal Trainer - Conscious Muscle

Vegan Macro Friendly Granola: Plant Based Personal Trainer

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With our online clients, we recommend eating mostly high volume foods. What are high volume foods, you ask? Well, high volume foods have relatively low calories and macronutrients for their weight. Therefore, you can eat a lot of these foods for fewer calories and macros, and this will help provide energy and contribute to feeling satiated. Leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, and berries are great examples of high volume foods.

But, we get it, sometimes, you want a ‘treat’ or ‘something different,’ and you are committed to your nutrition plan at the same time. You’re just not up for staring down another salad or big bowl of kale. So what do you do? How do you satisfy the urge for something different without going completely off your plan?

After much research and tinkering, we have your answer! Meet our newest recipe: Vegan macro-friendly granola. We’re also calling it Conscious Muscle Granola. What so special about it? Well, in addition to being tasty, this granola is perfectly formulated to fit within Conscious Muscle clients’ macros. For those of you following Conscious Muscle Macro+Menu plans, one serving of this granola will satisfy your Meal 3 requirements. Not following a meal plan? Click here to learn more.

Now, keep in mind, this is a low volume recipe. This granola contains ingredients that have more calories in a smaller amount of volume. As a result, have this as an occasional treat or when you desire a different taste. This granola should not be your go-to when you’re feeling very hungry. Go high volume for those times!

Vegan Macro Friendly Granola (i.e., Conscious Muscle Granola)

Ingredients:

  • 66 grams cooked lentils (weighed after cooking)
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1.5 tsp coconut sugar
  • 26 grams Vega Sport vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅕ tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 grams seedless raisins

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Place cooked lentils in a medium-sized bowl. They should be moist so the dry ingredients stick to them but not very wet.
  3. Add the oil and stir to evenly coat.
  4. Add the sugar, protein powder, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla extract. Stir well.
  5. Spread the mixture on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread to a thin, single-layer of the mixture.
  6. (Optional step) Lightly spray with oil such a pan-release spray.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, stir and re-spread mixture to single layer.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven, add the raisins, stir, and re-spread mixture to single layer.
  11. Bake for 3-5 minutes. (If lentils become very brown, use less time)
  12. Remove from oven and let cool. Store in airtight container at room temperature. Use within 2 days.

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Calories: 301

Protein: 25 grams

Carbohydrates: 30 grams

Fat: 11 grams

NOTE: For oil-free, replace oil with 22 grams of hemp seeds, and subtract 6 grams of protein powder. This will change the consistency to more of a ‘cereal’ than a granola and will change the macros very slightly.

The inspiration for this recipe came from Vegan Richa and this cookbook. All her recipes are wonderfully delicious, and she is a lentil ninja. Thank you Richa!

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