Many of our patients tell us they have a hard time finding healthy snack foods. This recipe is delicious as a snack, breakfast or even dessert. It is power packed with protein, healthy fats & fiber that will keep you feeling full and give you lasting energy. The hemp and flax seeds provide a healthy dose of Omega-3 fatty acids which help to reduce inflammation, improve cholesterol and are important for cognitive and behavioral function. Research shows Omega-3’s may even help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.
This vegan, Paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free and refined sugar-free treat is so easy to make, you won’t mind making a second batch when the kids beg for more! Live Well’s Natural Foods Chef & Educator, Jen Fanega, prepared this yummy treat for October’s Clover Market and it was a real hit! If you’d like to learn new, delicious ways to feed your family healthy foods, contact Jen for a consultation today!
Cranberry Coconut Power Bars
Recipe source: www.elanaspantry.com
Makes 25 bars
1 cup hemp seeds
½ cup golden flaxmeal
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup coconut butter
1½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut
⅛ teaspoon vanilla stevia
⅛ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1. In a food processor, pulse together hemp, flax, and cranberries
2. Pulse in coconut butter, shredded coconut, salt and stevia
3. Press mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish
4. Refrigerate for 2 hours until firm