• Nichole Dandrea-Russert

Crispy Chia and Hempseed Energy Bar

Updated: Jul 10



Where are the nutrition bar lovers?


As you probably know, many nutrition or energy bars can be loaded with things making them anything but nutritious. If you do buy store-bought, look for whole food plant-based ingredients like nuts, seeds, and dates, and avoid added processed sugar, protein isolates, palm oil, sucralose, high fructose corn syrup, “natural flavors” {what’s that?} and sugar alcohols. These ingredients do anything but what they promise (promote health, energy, and weight loss). 


What’s awesome is that you can make these naturally sweetened, plant-powered, protein-rich, fiber-packed energy bars in less than 5 minutes AND they taste so so good. 



Crispy Chia and Hemp Seed Bar


Serves: 10

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: none



Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw walnuts 

  • 1 cup raw pecans

  • 1 cup pitted dates

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 1/2 cup oats

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds

  • 1 tsp vanilla 

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 

  • 2 pinches salt 

How to make

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor, or use an immersion blender, and blend until a moist thick dough forms.

  2. Line a square baking dish with parchment paper. Firmly press the mixture into the dish, making sure it’s tight in all corners.

  3. Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours.

  4. Once frozen, pull the parchment paper out of the dish and place it onto a cutting board. Cut into 8-10 bars.

  5. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer for 5-7 days.



Nutrition information per bar:

calories 278

carbohydrate 20 grams

sugar 10 grams

fiber 6 grams

protein 6 grams

fat 21 grams (nuts and seeds!)

omega 3 fatty acids 2.5 grams (woot!)

saturated fat 4 grams (coconut)

trans fat 0

sodium 31 mg


Good source of iron, B1, B6, and selenium.

Excellent source of copper, magnesium, zinc, manganese, and vitamin K.



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