The other night, I was trying to make rawnola (a.k.a. raw granola- a popular recipe in the raw food world) without following a recipe, and it was a fail in the sense that it definitely did not come out the way it was supposed to, but a major win because it turned out to be super delicious!
It failed as a rawnola because I used a much higher ratio of dry ingredients than I was supposed to. You need lots of sticky fruits like dates or dried mulberries to get the texture you need. Instead, it turned into almost a powder consistency, which you can sprinkle onto your smoothies, smoothie bowls, yogurt, etc. I also like to add a few table spoons directly into smoothies before blending to add some sweetness and fiber.
The mulberries in the recipe are nutritional powerhouses! Mulberries are full of antioxidants, vitamin C, iron, fibre, calcium, and even protein.
Smoothie Booster Powder
3/4 cup dried mulberries (You can order them online, but I get mine at the Bulk Barn)
1/3 cup of oats
1/3 cup of coconut flakes OR shredded coconut
1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon
*I didn’t the first time, but I think in the future I would add some chia and/or hemp seeds.
Blend it up and store in a jar in the fridge. Add it to smoothies or as a topping on smoothie bowls and “nice cream” recipes.
Pair this booster powder with any of my smoothie recipes from The Ultimate Smoothie eBook! You can also check out lots of my smoothie recipes on the blog (the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Smoothie is a favourite among my readers!).
This would also be delicious sprinkled over my Key Lime Pie Smoothie too because it would be kind of like the crust from the actual pie. So yum!
Enjoy and have a wonderful day