Back to School – Herb & Spice Features

Two essential keys to a successful school year are: a healthy immune system and a healthy breakfast! Start the school year off right with these recipes from our Bulk Herb & Spice Department.

 

Vitamin C Electuary

Herbal electuaries are a great way to get the benefits of an herb in less time than it takes to make a syrup or tincture! An electuary is a powdered herb mixed with raw honey. Both powdered herbs and honey are shelf stable, creating a long shelf life.

 

Ingredients:

-Raw honey (Manuka for added benefits)

-Rosehip powder

-Dried Hibiscus flowers (run dried flowers through a blender, food processor,  or spice grinder until powdered. The thinner the powder, the smoother the electuary)

 

Instructions:

Place equal parts powdered rose hips and hibiscus in a bowl. Add enough honey to make a paste (about PB thickness) Store in a jar with a tight fitting lid and use as needed. Eat by the spoonful or form into little pills or lozenges!

 

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Goji Granola Bars

A SUPER way to start your day! These healthy, easy to make granola bars are full of delicious superfoods that will fill you up while providing the energy and nutrition you need to conquer the day!

 

Ingredients:

2 cups rolled oats

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup puffed rice cereal

3/4 cup oat flour

1/4 cup coconut oil or butter

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup applesauce

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp Vietnamese Cinnamon powder

1/2 cup chopped goji berries

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8″ baking pan with parchment paper. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Mix liquid ingredients together separately. Slowly mix liquid ingredients into dry while stirring. Pour mixture into the parchment paper-lined pan and flatten with spatula. Place on center rack in oven and bake 20 minutes. Remove baked granola and parchment paper from pan and set in refrigerator for at least two hours to cool and firm up.

Cut into bars and wrap in plastic wrap, store in the pantry or fridge.

 

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