Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Homemade Berry Almond Granola Bars

An easy, classic, delicious homemade granola bar!  Making your own lets you avoid the addition of processed sweeteners like high-fructose corn syrup which is sneaking it's way into almost every packaged food!  This recipe uses only honey to sweeten!  Use raw local honey for allergy benefits!  These's bars are packed full of brain healthy fats!  Enjoy!  


1/4 c. flax seeds
1/4 c. sunflower seeds
1 cup almonds (1/2 lb.)
1-1/2 c. rolled oats
1-1/2 c. dried mixed berries, unsweetened (use your favorite combination of blueberry, cherries, cranberries, etc)
2/3 c. honey, preferably local
1 tsp. cinnamon


1.  Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9X13 baking dish with coconut oil.
2.  In a food processor, grind flax seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds and rolled oats until coarse meal is formed.  Stir in the mixed berries, honey, and cinnamon.  Use clean hands to combine mixture.
3.  Place granola into baking dish.  Wash hands and leave moist to press the granola down by hand  until flat and even across the top.
4.  Bake for approximately one hour to one and a half hours until lightly toasted.  Let cool completely in the pan.  To cut into 18 bars use a sharp knife to slice down the middle lengthwise in one straight column.  Then slice 9 rows across.  Store in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.

Nutrition Facts:  Yields 18 Granola Bars.  1 Serving = 42g
Calories  169
Total Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Carbohydrates 29g
Sugars 18g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Protein 4g
Sodium 4mg

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June Yoga Schedule

Yoga at My Place

Notice of Changing Yoga Offerings:  Effective immediately,  I no longer offer Public Yoga classes through Dharma Yoga Studios.  Sometimes you must close a door to open one.   Sometimes you must step out of balance to find balance... as your life will change and you will grow. Change is the way of life, yet, in the midst of it there are constants. Yoga is my path and it is my heartfelt intention to share it with others all the days of my life, to make it approachable, user friendly, healing, and easy to love. Gratitude towards all the great teachers out there, students, and places that have and will give me the opportunity to share what I love most deeply! Peace and love to all!

"Practice and all is coming." - Pattabhi Jois :-)

June 20:  Subbing a Community Yoga Class $5 from 4-5pm at Greenville Yoga located on August Road.  

June 21: Upstate YOGAfest hosted by Natural Awakenings Magazine.  Outdoor Yoga classes free to the public all day long!  Bring your own mat and come join in to experience a variety of styles and teachers!  Support your local Yoga community!

10am-2pm located at Whole Foods Market

4pm-9pm located at the Wyche Pavilion just outside of Larkin's on the River or the Peace Center

I'll be teaching at both locations that day!  Hope to see you there :-)

Yoga at Your Place

Keri Rogers offers Personal Yoga Classes at your home, workplace, or other destination of your choice.  Have your own Registered Yoga Teacher bring the studio to you!  I’ll bring the mats, music/audio equipment, and other Yoga gear...all you have to do is clear a space and set up a time!   
Whether your new to Yoga or an experienced practitioner there is benefit in having a Personal Yoga Teacher because classes are customizable to your abilities, goals, time, and lifestyle.  
  This service is surprisingly affordable and incredibly rewarding!  Available for individuals and groups of any size.  Fees vary based on number of participants and location.  Contact Keri for more detailed information.
BAYAWellness@gmail.com or 864-430-1275