May 12-13 catch us at Veggie Fest for a taste of these bars!
Eating healthy must be fun, tasty and satisfy all your senses. At Balance Yoga & Wellness, we love helping you to find a healthy lifestyle satisfies you deeply. We want you to be happy and healthy because we love you. The biggest prize from adapting a healthy lifestyle is that you will feel fabulous. Otherwise, what is the use? Each moment of this life must be enjoyed to the fullest. This is a devilishly tasty recipe developed by our resident ayurvedic mixologist and yoga teacher, Sharon Floyd.
Sharon has clearly mastered the use of spices…the hint of cinnamon and cardamom give these bars a great punch while helping your digestion to full asssimilate every morsel of goodnesss.
These bars are a good source of slow release energy when you need a quick pick-me-up in the afternoon or a breakfast on the run. Make a batch, cut into individual bars, then store in your fridge for those emergencies. How can you go wrong with all this goodness?
Balance-Loves-You Fruit and Nut Bars, by Sharon Floyd
1 cup toasted, shredded coconut
1 and 1/4 cups raw almonds
1 heaping Tablespoon ground flaxseed
2 heaping Tablespoons each raw pumpkin seeds and raw sunflower seeds
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 dates (remove the pits!)
2/3 cup Turkish apricots
2/3 cup organic raisins
4 Tablespoons organic brown rice syrup
1/2 teaspoon good vanilla extract
1. In a large bowl, sprinkle the spices and salt over the toasted coconut and mix well, then add the rest of the dry ingredients.
2. Process the dried fruit and vanilla briefly in a food processor, then add the dry ingredients. Process well, then add the syrup.
3. Press the mixture firmly into a baking dish and refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight.
Enjoy! And try not to eat them all at once. Remember, moderation and balance are key words.
Do you LOVE these? What is your favorite energy bar recipe? Let us know with your comments.