Monday, June 17, 2013

Juicing Updated and Homemade Granola Bars!

It's day nine of the juice fast and we're not dead yet!  Although Hubby is a bit cranky.  Hopefully he can hold out for the next day and a half..

On that note, I looked at my kitchen counter the other day and saw this:

It's like a healthy person broke into my house and left their stuff behind.

Anyhoo, the almonds are not part of the juice fast.  I made some granola bars for my kids the other day, after I dared to read the ingredient label on the box that I purchased from the store.  It was then and there that I declared, "If my kids are going to eat junk, then by golly, it's going to be junk that I made for them myself!"  Who's with me!?  Anyone?

OK, so I found this recipe for granola bars over at the Pioneer Woman and decided to try it out.  I was not able to take pictures, as I needed both hands for this recipe.  (You can thank me later.)

And there's the finished product.  You can see the remains of a jar of carrot juice in the top left corner.  A girl's gotta eat.

Kids loved the bars.  They said they were the best ever.  (They do contain a LOT of sweeteners...I'm working on finding a natural alternative for brown sugar.)  I'm already dreaming of other things I could mix in...raisins, cranberries, dried cherries.  I'm sure the kids would love chocolate chips, but we're trying to be good.  The boy has a mild peanut allergy, or I would add some peanut butter next time.

Well, that's all for now.



  1. Wow, good for you on the juice fast! It's something I always want to do, but really struggle with the willpower. 2 1/2 days is the longest I've ever made it, I think you might have inspired me to give it another go though!

  2. Thanks for the kind words, Rosie! This has certainly been an experience, and overall not as bad as I thought it would be. I'll be your cheerleader if you decide to try again!