One of the hits of my tasting was a homemade super food energy bar. It's packed full of whole food high-energy fruits, nuts and seeds so it's perfect when you need some quick energy on the go or before/after a yoga class.
The secret to this recipe is using high quality ingredients. Whenever possible I like use organic sprouted nuts and seeds. To sprout raw nuts or seeds, simply soak them in 2-3x the water overnight and then drain. This makes them more digestible and easier to blend together. The basic method is this:
- Gather equal parts of your favorite nuts, seeds and dried fruits.
- Throw everything in a food processor.
- Add any additional flavorings or spices
- Pulse the mixture until it starts to get crumbly, scraping down the sides with a spatula as needed. I've had the best results blending until it just starts to ball up. Depending on the ingredients you use, you might need to add a tiny bit of liquid (I reserve the soaking water from dates or juice...lemon or orange works nice) to help get things moving.
- Transfer mixture to a glass baking dish lined with parchment paper and press down with the back of a spoon until it it is smooth.
- Let it firm up at room temperature for a bit before cutting into bars or squares.
- Store leftovers in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer it will keep for months (though I doubt they would last that long before being eaten!)
- 1-cup sprouted raw organic cashews
- 1-cup organic mulberries
- 1/2-cup organic goji berries
- 1/2-cup organic goldenberries
- 1/4-cup pistachios
- 1/4-cup organic raw cacao nibs
- 1/4-cup almond meal
- 3-soaked dates, drained
- dash of pink himalayan salt
- 1-tsp cinnamon
- 1-tsp vanilla
Remember, you can mix it up. I'm going to continue to play with this recipe and try adding some sprouted grains for a different texture. I sometimes like to substitute the almond meal or sprouted and dehydrated buckwheat. I want to try adding popped amaranth seeds next time. Feel free to comment below with the combo that you like best. Happy snacking!