These addictive energy bars are easy to make, easy to store and really easy to eat! I love to eat one after a run or when I’m feeling a bit run down and need an energy boost.
1 cup whole raw almonds
1 cup pitted dates
1 cup raisins
2 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
1 Tbsp. flax seeds
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. pure Vanilla Powder (I used Cook’s Vanilla Bean Extract)
1 scoop of high quality protein powder (I use Brad King’s Ultimate Vegan)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
Put all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until ingredients form into a ball (the dates hold everything together, so if you need to, add a bit more). Pour the mix onto parchment paper & pat down with your hands.
Tip #1: Cut a small piece of parchment paper to help pat the mixture down with. This will prevent mix from sticking to your hands.
TIP #2: Medjool dates are the best and easiest for removing the pits.
TIP #3: Experiment with different combinations like cranberries instead of raisins, or a combo of half sour cherries & half raisins. This time I used raisins and unsweetened bing cherries – delicious combo!