With the holiday weekend, many people will be traveling. Make these filling and nutritious superfood bars to take along on your travels.
When I first started making these bars, I used peanut butter powder, as the original recipe suggested. However, I've since learned that I have a sensitivity to peanuts. Actually, a peanut sensitivity is very common. My sensitivity leads to to acne. I just recently learned that peanuts have been a major contributing factor to my skin issues. So, I've modified the recipe so that it is peanut-free. Enjoy!
Superfood Bar Recipe
(Modified from LIVfit Superfood)
½ Cup Better Body Foods LIVfit Superfood Powder (available at Costco or online) or another protein powder
2 Cups Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, or a mix
1 Cup Honey (best if raw and local)
1 Cup Coconut Oil (organic, unrefined)
1 Tbsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Salt
½ Cup Ground Flaxseed or Chia Seed Powder
4 Cups of Rolled Oats
¾ Cup Shredded Coconut
¼ Cup Cacao Chips
1 Cup Dried Fruit, Chopped
½ Cup Pumpkin Seeds or Sunflower Seeds
¼ Chia Seeds
Chop or use a food processor to cut dried fruit, set aside. Melt coconut oil so that it is a liquid, measure one cup and pour into food processor. Add the whole nuts, honey, salt, and vanilla, blend until smooth. In a large bowl, combine the remainder of the dry ingredients and the dried fruit. Stir the honey/oil/nut mixture into the dry mix. You may need to use a fork to be sure everything is mixed well. Spread mixture into a 9” x 13” pan lined with waxed paper/parchment paper, place another sheet on top, press down with your hands to compress bars. Store at room temperature for up to 5 days or refrigerate. If the bars fall apart, store them in the refrigerator. Cut and enjoy!