She introduces the recipe by saying, "This recipe was inspired from a diet recipe for breakfast bars. I took that recipe and turned it upside down, added fiber, protein, antioxidants and lots of healthy goodness. These are incredibly easy to make and keep on hand for grab-and-go mornings."
With my new obsession with soaking grains I made a change but you can easily skip the soaking process and combine everything.
(I never said they look pretty.)
Energy Sustaining Bars
2 ½ cups old fashioned oats
½ cup whole flax seed
½ - 1 cup HOT water ¼ cup organic dark cocoa power (or slightly less)
½ cup natural peanut butter
½ cup honey
½ t spirulina
Soak the oats and flax seeds in warm water with 1 T. of lemon juice for 12-24 hours. You may need to add a little more water to get a good soak.
After the soaking process combine the other ingredients. Form into individual sized cookie shapes or even shape it into a bar. It helps if you just put a scoop onto the plastic wrap and fold over to shape- this leaves your hands clean. Wrap in plastic and store in refrigerator or freezer. A little information about spirulina: You can find it in your health food store in the bulk section for the herbs and spices. If you are local, Dixie Nutrition has it. It is a bright green powdered substance. Spirulina has amazing health benefits- it is a complete protein, containing all essential amino acids. You can find out more here.