I have been craving a raw bar I had many moons ago but I couldn’t remember the name of the bar or what was in it, all I remembered was that it was delicious and I wanted one right now. I just did my monthly winco bulk bin haul so I set out to try to recreate the flavor I was craving.
I may not have perfectly recreated the delicious treat I remembered but I think this might be even better. packed full of yummy seeds, nuts, fruits and even spirulina these raw bars are incredibly good for you. They were a hit with the family especially after I cut some into heart shapes for the little one.
Next time I think I am going to make a cashew, raw honey and strawberry raw bar, yum! Be sure to store these in the fridge to keep them fresh and delicious!
What you need
1 c almonds
1 c dried cherries
1/2 c dried cranberries
1/2 c dates
1 tbsp spirulina
1/2 c hemp seeds
1/4 c flax seeds
2 tbsp raw honey
4 tbsp coconut oil
How to make it
Add almonds into the blender or food processor and pulse until it is an almond meal
add dates, cherries and cranberries ( leave a handful aside) and pulse until they are chopped
add honey, oil and spirulina and blend until a paste
add more dates or coconut oil until the consistency is a thick stuff paste
put into a bowl and mix in flax and hemp seeds. Chop up remaining fruit and add in.
line a baking sheet with wax paper and press onto the pan
sprinkle some fruit and hemp seed on top and press in
cover top with wax paper and put in the fridge for at least an hour
cut into squares and wrap with plastic wrap and store in the fridge.
This morning I was thinking of ways to get my daughter to try spirulina without scaring her away from it forever. If you have ever tried this amazing stuff you know it smells a bit…well….fishy. It can be a but scary to kids to eat a green powder that smells like the sea but with a little but of creativity you can get them to eat just about any health food out there.
My daughter loves Dr.Seuss and she has asked me several times to make her green eggs and ham so what better way to introduce her to spirulina than with green eggs? I added a teaspoon of spirulina to 4 eggs and voila, kid friendly health food. You can make this breakfast sandwich without spirulina but if you get your hands on some you should certainly give it a try.
*makes 2 breakfast sandwiches
What you need
Whole wheat English muffins ( or bready thing of your choice)
a few tablespoons of milk (optional)
butter or vegetable spread of choice, I love smart balance!