Whole Food Nutrition Bar

January 9th, 2019 | no comments

Nutrition bars can be expensive, the higher quality varieties cost upwards of $2.50 per bar…that’s $75 a month! 

Although I’m not willing to give up my favorite nutrition bars, I do like to supplement with a homemade bar to cut down on the cost. Plus, I control what goes in and can tweak accordingly to suit my tastes. 

This no-bake recipe uses an abundance of whole food ingredients and functional foods (i.e. cacao nibs and maca powder) to give you the most nutritional bang for your buck. Maca, also known as Peruvian ginseng, is the root of a vegetable native to Peru. It falls under the category of “adaptogens”, which means it has the power to fight daily stress, thereby helping your body achieve a state of balance and harmony.

These gluten, grain and dairy-free bars are naturally sweetened with dates, but I also added a tablespoon of raw honey. You can leave that out if you’d like. The healthy fat comes from raw almonds and unrefined organic coconut oil, and I also added some Bob’s Red Mill Pea Protein Powder for some extra protein.

Oh…and I used flaked quinoa instead of oats to keep it grain-free.

PS: You may also want to check out my post on the Top Six Dietitian-Approved Nutrition Bars, where I highlight my favorite bars out there!

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Whole Food Nutrition Bar
This gluten, grain and dairy-free, no-bake nutrition bar recipe uses an abundance of whole food ingredients and functional foods (i.e. cacao nibs and maca powder) to give you the most nutritional bang for your buck. 1 Earthfood per serving: ♥
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes (for bars to set)
Servings
bars
Ingredients
  • 2.5 cups pitted dates, halved
  • 2 cups raw, unsalted almonds
  • 2 tbsp. cacao nibs I like Navitas brand
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flakes I like I Heart Keenwah brand
  • 1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill Pea Protein Powder
  • 2 tbsp. maca powder I like Navitas brand
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea salt
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. organic virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey
  • 2 tbsp. organic, unsweetened coconut flakes + more for topping I like Let's Do Organic brand
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes (for bars to set)
Servings
bars
Ingredients
  • 2.5 cups pitted dates, halved
  • 2 cups raw, unsalted almonds
  • 2 tbsp. cacao nibs I like Navitas brand
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flakes I like I Heart Keenwah brand
  • 1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill Pea Protein Powder
  • 2 tbsp. maca powder I like Navitas brand
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea salt
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. organic virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey
  • 2 tbsp. organic, unsweetened coconut flakes + more for topping I like Let's Do Organic brand
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and gently pulse until the nuts are chopped and a cohesive mixture is formed. You may have to divide the mixture into two and process each batch separately, then stir to combine together in a large bowl.
  2. Line a 9 X 6 rimmed baking dish with parchment paper and press the mixture into dish until flat and smooth. Refrigerate for an hour then cut into 20 squares and top with additional coconut flakes. Bars will keep for one week in the refrigerator or two months in the freezer.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts per barCalories: 150Total Fat: 10 g; Saturated Fat: 3 g; Sodium: 70 mg; Potassium: 140 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 12 g; Dietary fiber: 3 g; Net Carbohydrates: 9 grams; Sugar: 6 g (1 gram added sugar); Protein: 5 g

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No-Bake Cinnamon Cashew Cookie Bars

December 12th, 2018 | no comments

 

Would you believe these cookie bars are actually good for your gut and immune health? 

They are made with pure (unflavored) Bone Broth Protein, which happens to offer an abundance of gelatin, a key component to:

  • Restoring the strength of your gut lining
  • Growing good bacteria
  • Fighting food sensitivities
  • Supporting healthy inflammation levels in the digestive tract

Using only seven simple ingredients, No-Bake Cinnamon Cashew Cookie Bars are gluten and dairy-free, and the only added sugar is from a tablespoon of raw honey or pure maple syrup. 

This recipe is modified slightly from the Bone Broth Breakthrough cookbook. 

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No-Bake Cinnamon Cashew Cookie Bars
Using only seven simple ingredients, No-Bake Cinnamon Cashew Cookie Bars are gluten and dairy-free, and the only added sugar is from a tablespoon of raw honey or pure maple syrup. 1 Earthfood per serving: ♥
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
bars
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups raw cashew, unsalted
  • 1 scoop Pure Bone Broth Protein
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup pitted dates, halved
  • 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup, raw honey or coconut nectar
  • 1 tbsp. organic virgin, unrefined coconut oil, melted
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
bars
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups raw cashew, unsalted
  • 1 scoop Pure Bone Broth Protein
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup pitted dates, halved
  • 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup, raw honey or coconut nectar
  • 1 tbsp. organic virgin, unrefined coconut oil, melted
Instructions
  1. Add cashews to food processor and pulse until chopped into fine pieces. Add bone broth protein, salt, and cinnamon. Pulse again a few times until combined.
  2. Add dates, sweetener, and coconut oil. Process until fully combined and sticky. You will have to stop the processor a few times to scrape the sides of the container.
  3. Once combined, lay dough on a piece of parchment paper. Using clean hands, spread out to form a square with a depth of approximately 1/4". Place in refrigerator for one hour, then remove and cut into twelve squares. Refrigerate in sealed container. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts per serving (1 bar): Calories: 150Total Fat: 8 g; Saturated Fat: 2 g; Sodium: 65 mg; Potassium: 200 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 17 g; Dietary fiber: 2 g; Net Carbohydrates: 15 grams; Sugar: 12 g (1 gram added sugar from honey/maple syrup); Protein: 4 g

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