health kick to the max! kapow!
it’s a new year so, naturally, i’ve made a few resolutions that i refuse to unveil in fear that i will never follow through. i have, however, promised myself to stay healthy (crossing my fingers for a six pack by april) whilst continuing to eat fancy feasts (by this, i mean fun foods full of funk).
this is a recipe that i have been wanting to make for the longest time. it’s entirely whimsical, sweet, crunchy, and creamy. in all honesty, when i first started putting it together (took me 10 minutes) i wanted to leave the toasted sesame seeds out. i was like: who wants sesame seeds in their yogurt? don’t skimp. it’s divine, and i speak only the truth.
yogurt with sesame-date and rice crisps from sprouted kitchen (makes 2 servings)
1 1/2 cups non-fat greek yogurt (or whatever percentage of fat you want. you’re an adult, you choose.)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 super soft medjool dates, smashed (i boiled an inch of water, took it off the burner, dropped dates in, left for 10 minutes to soften)
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1/3 cup rice crispies (the cereal)
1. mix yogurt with cinnamon.
2. smash dates and toasted sesame seeds together.
3. in 2 bowls or jars, evenly distribute ingredients respectively: date mixture, yogurt, rice crisps.
i loved this first version so, so much that i created a few plays on the recipe. check them out, or try your own?
rice crisps, plain greek yogurt, vanilla candied pistachios, and dried mission figs.
to candy my pistachios i began with chopping and toasting whole pistachios. then, i took 1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar and threw it into a non-stick pan at high heat. as soon as it melted (about 5 minutes) i hit it with a teaspoon of vanilla, removed the pan from the heat, and tossed the nuts in – stirring to coat. after the nuts were coated i laid them evenly on a piece of parchment paper and put them in the freezer for 2-3 minutes. voila!
rice crisps, greek yogurt with a teaspoon of zested lemon rind and a small squeeze of fresh lemon juice, toasted granola with a sprinkle of extra cinnamon, and fresth thyme.