Hello and Good Morning!
I am hoping everyone is feeling well!
Since we are incorporating more healthy and raw foods into our diet I wanted to try a raw recipe. Breakfast seems the perfect time to spring something new on my family, they barely get their eyes open before I stick something under their noses. They are too sleepy to argue or protest so they eat it.....
Monday evening I prepped breakfast for Wednesday morning. I wanted to make some Larabars that I found here.
The prep was easy, and they taste pretty darn good too. This recipe makes alot of larabars, so either have a huge family or cut the recipe in half.
2 c. Medjool dates, pitted
2 c. Raw organic almonds
2 tbls. Chia seeds
2 tbls. ground Flax seed
2 tbls. Goji Berries
2 tbls. Raw agave
A handful of Raw almonds right at the end.
In a food processor, add your almonds and process until a meal forms. Add dates one at a time. When the mixture is almost combined (you might have to scrape the sides down) and while the machine is running, start adding in the chia, flax and goji berries. Add agave to get things moving in the bowl. Right at the end of mixing add in a handful of whole almonds and pulse until lightly chopped.
Pour out into a 9x13 sheet pan or cookie sheet. Place a sheet of parchment over the top and using a rolling pin smooth the top and make completely even. Refrigerate until ready to eat.
Serving size. 2in. x 4in. piece.
Kaiti loved these. They are delicious and give you a morning boost.
With that said... In my personal opinion, these would not be good to eat on a daily basis. They are calorie dense.
Also, I am not big on using agave, other than to get my husband to drink his tea. There are two different sugars in this "bar", date and agave, making it more of a dessert in my mind than a breakfast food. I would compare this with a toaster strudel in the sugar department.
However, if you are not concerned with sugar consumption, this is a very delicious and mostly nutritious way to start your day!
Hope you enjoy!!!