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Raw Superfood Energy Bars with Cacao

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“Being epic” in life is nearly impossible without a well-balanced diet. Why? Well, you need good, lasting energy to be able to do “whatever it is” that makes you epic.

These energy bar “bites” are practical, easy-to-make and to customize, loaded with vitamins & minerals and are just downright delicious. Today we’re going beyond simply adding whole food or superfood powders to our favorite beverage; we’re going to turn that powder into muscle-pumping energy bars filled with nuts, seeds, berries, quinoa and a little cacao!

 

Ingredients:

  • 5 Medjool dates
  • 1 cup dried cherries (or cranberries)
  • 2 packets ALOHA berry flavor whole food powder (or your favorite whole food or superfood powder)
  • 1/3 cup raw quinoa
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw pistachios
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • ~1 cup 60% cacao
  • Optional toppings:
    • I used raw crushed pistachios, raw crushed pecans, colorful raisins and raw sunflower seeds.

Approximate macros for 1 of 18 bites (or balls) without optional toppings:
142 calories, 19g carbs, 7g fat, 3g protein, 4g fiber, 12g sugar

 

6 Comments

  • MGH_82 says:

    Kevin,
    I tried making this recipe today and the cacao topping came out pretty good, but the other ingredients would not hold together. Do you have any suggestions for helping me with this problem?

    • FitMenCook FitMenCook says:

      hmmm, did you put the batter in the freezer and then the fridge? it should hold together with the ingredients listed? if not, try adding a few more dried berries but also make sure that batter is pretty smooth after placing it in the food processor or blender. the dried berries act as glue and the oil helps you be able to manipulate it without it sticking to your hands.

  • filmaker says:

    Of course, I can’t speak for Kevin, but he did say any superfood or wholefood powder.

    This looks amazing. I have to try this one

  • mdb says:

    I tried a lot of your recipies and they are amazing! Thanks a lot Kevin!

    But I have a problem with this one, I live in the Netherlands and the ALOHA powder is nowhere to be found..
    Not a single shop that sells that kind of products. And ordering from the USA is very expensive..

    Do you have a replaceable ingredient?

    • FitMenCook FitMenCook says:

      yes, if you are unable to find the ALOHA powder or cannot order it from Netherlands, then you can use your favorite whole food or superfood powder (of course i cannot vouch for the taste though in case it is flavored)! you should be good though!

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