The arrival of warmer weather means it’s an excellent time to hit the trails and take in some hikes or other outdoor activities. Fresh air, green trees and blue skies…is there anything better? But don’t miss all the goodness of nature because you’ve burned all your energy and now have a case of the grumps. Check out this superfood energy bar recipe with organic greens to help keep you fueled and satisfied without the excessive sugars or other questionable ingredients common in commercial energy bars.
These energy bars provide you true energy from a number of sources: fiber and protein rich nuts, coconut oil, hemp and chia seeds, dates and the green goodness of powdered organic greens.
Makes about 10 bars
½ cup almond or coconut flour
½ cup nuts of choice (you could even mix several)
¼ cup dates, pitted and chopped (about 5 or 6 whole dates)
2 scoops organic mustHave greens powder (or green food powder of choice)
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup smooth nut butter of choice (like almond)
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp chia seeds
½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
½ cup hemp seeds
¼ cup raw cacao nibs (or chocolate chips)
In a blender, mix together flour, nuts, mustHave greens and dates. Mix until crumbly. Empty out of blender into bowl. Set aside.
In a small bowl, mix together coconut oil (it should be liquid at room temperature, but if not, liquefy in a pan over medium heat), maple syrup and vanilla extract. Pour into the dry mixture and combine well. Add in chia seeds, hemp seeds, shredded coconut and cacao nibs and stir until well combined and evenly distributed.
Spread the combined mixture into a greased 8x8 baking dish, cover and refrigerate overnight. Cut and serve. Enjoy!
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