April 4, 2014
Author: Meredith Tiras
1 cup fresh or soaked dried dates
1⁄4 cup almonds
1⁄4 cup blueberries
1⁄4 cup roasted carob powder (or cacao to make 100% raw)
1⁄4 cup ground flaxseed
1⁄4 cup hemp protein
1⁄4 cup unhulled sesame seeds
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1⁄2 tsp lemon zest
Sea salt to taste
1⁄2 cup sprouted or cooked buckwheat (optional)
1⁄2 cup frozen blueberries
Makes approx (12) 13⁄4 ounce bars
1) In a food processor, process all ingredients except buckwheat and frozen blueberries until desired texture is reached. If you prefer a uniformly smooth bar, process longer. If you would rather a bar with more crunch and texture, blend for less time.
2) Remove mixture from processor and put on a clean surface. Knead buckwheat and frozen berries into mixture by hand.
3)There are two ways to shape the bars:
To shape into balls: Use a tablespoon or your hands to scoop the mixture (however much you like to make one ball); roll between the palms of your hands To shape as bars: Flatten the mixture on the clean surface with your hands. Place plastic wrap over top; with a rolling pin, roll mixture to desired bar thickness. Cut mixture into bars. Alternatively, form mixture into a brick; cut as though slicing bread. As the bars dry, they become easier to handle
Can be stored in freezer because they will not freeze. Great refresher for hot days or post-workout.