Energy bars can be a healthy way to fill your hunger while keeping on track with any diet. They can also provide enough boost of energy for your body workouts. Spirulina is a blue-green algae which is a natural source of energy since it supplies your body with more than one hundred different nutrients, including essential fatty acids and protein. Adding this component to your energy bar recipe can give you additional nutrition. And it can also provide you the energy that you need to tackle your daily routine.
Here are some recipes on how you can make your very own Spirulina Energy Bar.
-1 cup of raw cashews
-1 cup of roughly chopped dates (tightly packed)
-¼ cup of raw sunflower seed kernels
-2 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut flakes
-2 tablespoons of spirulina powder
Mix all the ingredients in a blender or food processor for about 45 seconds or until a ball can be formed from it. Press the mixed ingredients into an 8×8-inch baking dish. You can use your hands to flatten it. Place the pan in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours before cutting it into 2×2 1/2-inch bars. To make it last, store it in a sealed container and place in the refrigerator.
-1/4 cup of your personal favorite trail mix with at least 50% dried fruit
-1 Tbsp of ground flax seed (You can use golden flax)
-2 Tbsp of oatmeal (old fashioned oats)
-1 tsp of Earthrise Spirulina powder
-1/2 tsp each of other favorite powdered ingredients such as ginger, cocoa powder or cinnamon
-1 Tbsp of whey protein powder (You can choose vanilla and I premix your powder with cinnamon, spirulina and ginger)
Process it with pulses until granulated and then wait for a few more seconds to achieve the desired texture. Form it into bars. You can share and eat it immediately or try ideas such as: toasting it make it a bit firmer, or freeze for long-term storage.
-1/2 cup of raw sunflower seeds
-1/2 cup of raw pumpkin seeds
-1 banana that is mashed
-1/2 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
-2 medjool dates that is pitted
-1/2 tsp of spirulina
Pulse sunflower and pumpkin seeds in a food processor using an “S” blade. Then remove and place it in a small bowl. Now using the same food processor bowl, blend dates and banana until smooth. Add pulsed seeds and all the remaining ingredients into the bowl. Mix it quickly using the food processor before shaping the mixture into small bars.
For Dehydrator Version:
Place the bars on teflex sheets and dehydrate it for 8 to 10 hours at 105 F. The bars are done when they are firm on the inside and crispy on the outside.
For Freezer Version:
Put the bars on a parchment paper lined plate and stick it in the freezer for about 10 minutes to firm it up. Bars eaten right out of the freezer work fine but will soften in 15 minutes or so if not consumed.
Finally, in the case that you haven’t already guessed, spirulina is known as a superfood. They also come in pills that you can take but the real deal is so much better than supplement pill. Plus you get to make fun recipes like above!