Thursday, December 23, 2010

Easy Energy Bars

 Eventually, I will need to branch out from the recipes I've been using out of Brendan Brazier's "Thrive Diet" book. Here is another great and easy recipe to make these incredible vegan and raw Energy Bars. These call for adding in frozen blueberries at the final kneading stage before cutting it up into bars, but I forgot that part this time. Oppsssieee.

1 cup fresh or soaked dates
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup blueberries (optional)
1/4 cup cacao nibs
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup hemp protein powder
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp lemon zest
Sea salt to taste
1/2 cup frozen blueberries

Blend all ingrds together in a food processor. Pour mixture (it's pretty thick and similar to a cookie dough texture) onto a large sheet of waxed paper. I pat mine out until I get the desired thickness and then form into a more square shape as shown in the first picture.

Using a knife ( you can add oil or a cooking spray to knife to keep it from sticking to the mixture) cut into the desired shaped bars and wrap each one individually in wax paper and place in freezer. These do not get super hard when in the freezer so you can eat them right away or let them come to room tempature and they will be a little more gooey. Enjoy!!

1 comment:

  1. I improved on these by adding shredded coconut, almond butter and vegan chocolate chips.