HOMEMADE HEALTHY ENERGY BARS

(Recipe from Blogger Food Babe)

Serves: 6-8

 

Ingredientshealthy snacks

65g pumpkin seeds

35g cup hemp seeds
35g sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons chia seeds

40g rolled oats
2 tablespoons goji berries
8 Medjool dates* or 200g normal dates (soak them for at least 15 minutes in water)
3 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons cacao powder

Instructions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and begin to chop slowly. Increase the speed as you begin to notice the ingredients mixing together.
    2. Once the ingredients are mixed together, remove from the food processor, and place into an 8×8 dish. Make sure to press down with your spoon or spatula to create a large, compact square.
    3. Place in the refrigerator for roughly 1-3 hours before cutting into squares. Enjoy!

 

The lowdown on Medjool dates

Medjool dates are a luxury.  If you want the sugar hit, along with the benefits of fibre, vitamins and minerals and  without all the refined sugar, saturated fats and additives, this is your man!

100g  of Medjool dates is about 4 dates.  They are a great source of  vitamin B6, potassium and magnesium.  Magnesium is known as the anti-stress mineral, important for relaxing the muscles, a key mineral in energy production and our body needs it for just about every metabolic reaction in the body to work.  So coupled with vitamin B6 important for the correct working of our nervous system and potassium for maintaining correct fluid levels in the body, these are a a great replacement to chocolate for all women stressed, lacking energy and looking for a quick fix.  In moderation of course – each one is approx 70 calories each.

I will price them in Waterford today and report back!!