August 6, 2013 by Living Girl Living Foods
In previous posts I have mentioned how there are buzz words like “energy” and “protein” that hold so much importance in our lives. We all want or think we need more energy, protein, we need to be better and faster.
Instead of picking up an overpriced, not so truly energy filled bar at the grocery store consider making your own at home. I will be sharing more energy bar recipes throughout the weeks.
Today’s is one where I can explain some of the main ingredients that go into making a raw living vegan plant strong energy bar.
The dates help stick/bind the ingredients together. I used hemp, cacao, maca, sunflower seeds and coconut for “energy.” Tahini, sunflower seeds, and hemp all have protein also.
Seedtastic Maca Cacao Energy Bar Recipe
1 heaping cup of raw sprouted sunflower seeds
3 tablespoons tahini (I used the Black Sesame Tahini from the recipe I shared)
1 tablespoon coconut nectar
2 tablespoons of a mix of hemp powder, maca, and cacao (I have the Superfood Blend by Navitas), or more according to your taste buds
2 teaspoons Health Force Earth powder (optional)
1 dash Himalayan Pink Salt
3 dates, pitted, de-crowned and inspected for little surprises
1 or 2 tablespoons of water if needed, do not add this in right away but let the above mix together and see how it goes!
I did not add this put please feel free to add a handful of dried fruits or 4 or so slices of banana.
I used my food processor for this and blended until it was smooth, stopping here & there to scrape down the sides.
This is a great base recipe for you to create something more on your own. Using any powders/superfood powders you may have around the house.
Spread with a spatula into a baking container and let it sit in your fridge for 6+ hours unless you don’t mind a super duper sticky treat.
Some other seeds that are a healthier choice are chia seeds or flax seeds. A wonderful nut for bars is walnuts, they are fantastic for the brain, fights excess anti-inflammation, and nourishes red blood cells.
I’m not sure if any of you happen to eat Cliff Bars or have read the ingredients label recently. But I welcome you to check it out for yourself, there is nothing very natural about these bars. Everything is rather processed, mysterious and doesn’t serve the body. There is cane sugar, soy lecthin, “natural flavors,” soy butter, molasses, chicory extract and many other ingredients that I personally do not feel comfortable eating or feeding to a friend.
By making your own homemade bars you can be sure that you have getting protein, that any other health needs can be met, there is real fiber in your bar and the natural flavors are actual fruit 🙂
I’ve been asked to make a couple of these and I am REALLY trying! I personally do not eat bars like this, it’s just not my thang 😉 so I need to find people who want to buy these off of me!
Please feel free to leave me a comment, or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with ingredients you would like to see or any suggestions such as kid energy bars. Thank you all dearly for your time!
Much love ❤ and raw power ;-)!