Raw Granola Recipe: A Healthy Alternative Breakfast Cereals

Welcome to my very first MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY video! A new series of short videos featuring nutritional tips and simple, easy-to-implement suggestions designed to get you motivated and inspired at the start of the week!

This delicious raw granola recipe is a great on-the-go breakfast! Providing you with a good amount of protein to keep your energy levels up throughout the morning, omega-3 essential fatty acids to boost serotonin production, a great source of fiber, and cinnamon for stabilizing blood sugar and boosting your fat-burning potential. This recipe is not only delicious but it’s the perfect alternative to popular breakfast cereals that are often loaded with sugars and artificial flavors, and which don’t do much for stabilizing your mood or maintaining energy levels.

Please do leave your questions and comments on the blog. I love to get your feedback!

Sincerely, In Health,
~ Barbara Mendez

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15 comments on “Raw Granola Recipe: A Healthy Alternative Breakfast Cereals

  1. AvatarJulie Brady

    Hi Barbara: So glad I found you!! I made your raw granola recipe this am. I poured some of my homemade almond milk over it and it was wonderful.
    I do have a couple of questions though:
    How much raisins or fresh berries do you suggest I put in the Raw Granola recipe?
    How much chopped almonds, cilantro and parsley do you put in your Quinoa Dish w/Turmeric recipe?
    How many cups of kale would you consider is in 1 large head of kale needed in the Kale Pesto? (whenever I
    purchase kale, the heads are always different sizes)
    I’m a follow the recipe type of cook so I have no clue how much of these items to put in these recipes and they were not indicated anywhere in the videos or the recipe that was included at the end of the video. I’m looking forward to trying these recipes!
    Will you please help me out?

    Thank you so much, I really appreciate your time and help 🙂

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez RPh MS Post author

      Hey Julie! So glad you’re enjoying the recipes…!
      For the raw granola, I’d say about a handful of raisins or 3/4 cup fresh berries.
      For the Quinoa dish, about 1/4 cup chopped almonds. I love cilantro so I add quite a bit (about 1/2 cup) but you can do to preference. Same on the parsley.
      One large head of kale is about 4 to 5 cups of kale.

      Let me know what you think of the recipes once you’ve made them~
      Wishing you all the best!

  2. Avatarsukey pett

    “Familia” is a well-known brand of Swiss Muesli Maybe you’re thinking of that? Barbara, these proportions are for one serving, right?

    1. AvatarEvangelina

      Barbara, you ARE INSPIRING !! So glad I happened to come across your YouTube as I was looking for a kale soup recipe. I am now a new follower ; look forward you connecting with you daily. Looove your personality!

  3. AvatarPatty

    My friend used to make this many years ago and had another name for it other than granola, and I think it started with the letter “f”…can you help me find, or know that name/word? Thanks!!!

  4. AvatarMichele Mulvey

    Awesome! That breakfast has been something I LOVE. I usually make a huge bowl and just dip in every morning for breakfast! I prefer to use Almond Milk! Sooo good!!!

  5. AvatarHolly McCormick

    I LOVE your videos! This granola recipe is one of my favorites. I make it in batches of 3 cups or so and then use it 1/2 cup at a time. It lasts forever in the fridge. I love it with a chopped apple and almond milk, or added to coconut milk yogurt with 1/2 cup of pureed berries. This is a great alternative for us cereal lovers. Keep the videos coming!

  6. AvatarDiane powderly

    Loved this Motivational Monday video! I am a cereal addict, and I know they aren’t that good for me so this was right up my alley. Keep them coming!

  7. AvatarAngela VG


    I’ve been making this periodically in larger batches and mix it into my yogurt. The dry mix stays for a long time and makes it easier to keep in my desk. Love it! However, your mention of Hemp seed reminds me that I have been unable to find it in health stores in MI. I need to see if I can order online. Any suggestions?

    And, btw, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the idea of a “Motivational Monday” video! I sure could have used it earlier today. Working from home, as I often do, is terrible for my body! So much more access to food!

    Keep the videos/receipes coming!

  8. Avatarfrancesca

    Delicious! And since I don’t drink milk (except sometimes in tea), I’ve been having this with water and it’s great!


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