Raw Superfood Seed Energy Bars
By Amy Crawford
Makes: 16 bars
It is pretty clear to me that there is a gap in the recipe market and that gap my friends should come as no suprise at all - healthy treats! You're not alone if you are forever wondering how to fuel your body between meals. I for instance, am a nut addict. If I was not concerned about their caloric content I'd eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and all snacks in between). But the fact is too much of anything is not a good thing (except for love of course :-)) so we need options. Like this very delicious energy bar recipe, for instance.
It's for that reason that I designed a cute little healthy treats eBook A Little Something. Ten healthy treats for any time of the day.
Today however I am excited to share a beautiful recipe by the delightful Simone from Nourishing Hub. For those of you who yet to discover Nourishing Hub, this is a gorgeous website dedicated to putting the unique needs of us ladies first; an online community where health and well-being conscious women are able to access a wealth of information; specifically women's natural and organic health and beauty products, nutritious recipes and also well-being tips. It has often been a source of inspiration for my nourishing life.
Fortunately for us, this "hub of nourishment" includes this delicious and nutritious Raw Superfood Seed Energy Bar recipe. These bars are bursting with goodness - filled with nutrients, vitamins, minerals, omegas and antioxidants. They make a super healthy snack (gluten, dairy and refined sugar free!) for all ages.
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup of sunflower seeds
1/2 cup maple syrup, honey OR rice malt syrup
1/2 cup goji berries
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
1/3 cup organic tahini
1/4 cup of chia seeds
1/4 cup of hemp seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds (black or white)
1/4 cup loving earth cacao nibs
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3 tablespoons of coconut oil
Pinch of salt
In a bowl mix melted coconut oil, tahini, your choice of sweetener and vanilla until smooth.
In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients. Add liquids to the dry ingredients and mix well. Take half the mixture and blend it in a food processor - pulse until the mixture breaks down into small pieces. Combine the blended mixture with the other half of the mixture and mix well.
Press firmly into a 20cm x 20cm pan lined with baking paper. Place in the freezer until firm (about ½ hour to an hour). Cut bars into desired sized pieces and store in the refrigerator or in the freezer if you like them firmer. Note! By not storing them in the fridge or freezer they will quickly become muesli - you've been warned!
These bars will keep for one to two months in the refrigerator or freezer.