Some may say that the word superfood is a marketing gimmick. The Oxford Dictionary definition states a superfood as “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being”. I think of superfoods as those foods that pack a ton of awesome nutrients for your body, that when you eat them your body actually thrives, not just exists. These superfoods don’t have ingredients they ARE the ingredient. After being very disappointed in the granola bar options available, I decided to set out on a quest to make my own. Which for those of you who know me, is scary because I don’t bake and when I do, I quickly remember why I shouldn’t! Luckily this recipe is no bake 😉
You will need two bowls – one for dry ingredients and one for wet. Note: all of these ingredients are organic.
In bowl #1 mix:
1 1/2 cup oats
3/4 cup sprouted sunflower seeds
3/4 cup sprouted pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1/4 cup cocoa nibs
2 scoops Young Living’s Chocolate Pure Protein Complete
In bowl #2 mix:
1 cup creamy peanut butter – the real kind that you have to stir 😉
2/3 cup unrefined coconut oil – melted
2/3 cup raw honey – melted
3/4 cup dried Wolfberries (Gogi berries)
I put the Wolfberries in with the wet ingredients so they can moisten up a bit. Once everything is mixed, dump the wet ingredients into the dry and mix thoroughly. Then press mixture into a 8″x8″ glass container greased with coconut oil. Refrigerate and cut into pieces to enjoy! I usually cut into 8 pieces and enjoy 1 piece for breakfast with my Slique Tea.
Note: The bars will get softer the warmer they get, so best kept refrigerated.
It’s ok if you haven’t heard of some of these ingredients. Until about 2 years ago I hadn’t either – even though they have been around forever. Most of these ingredients you can find at any major grocery store. The dried Wolfberries and the Chocolate Pure Protein Complete I get from Young Living (oh and the Slique Tea 😉 ). If you aren’t familiar with Young Living you can get more info here.
Interested in learning more about superfoods, the ingredients in the granola bars and why I specifically chose them? Follow me on Facebook @ You. Just Healthier where I will be talking all month long about these superfoods and even doing some Facebook Live 🙂