Monday, July 5, 2010

Energy Sustaining Bars

I found this recipe a couple of years ago from the Sara Snow website.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Those sound really good! I need to try them. When Nate and I won that Fair Factor contest at the fair we had to drink a whole cup full of spirolina after we had the chocolate covered bugs :) So yeah that is my experience with that! It really isn't that bad, and is WAY good for you!!