Here is a recipe for Raw Hemp and Chia Seed Bars that is a healthy and nutrient-dense raw food snack.
They pretty much have all of my favorite ingredients…hemp seeds, chia seeds, coconut oil, and nut butter.
Loaded with protein, calcium, healthy fats and fiber, these bar are perfect for snacks and even as a breakfast bar.
They’re also a gluten-free snack that you can easily change to vegan just by swapping out the sweetener.
5 Fast Facts About Hemp Seeds:*
- healthy inflammatory 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fat
- contains 10 essential amino acids
- contains 11 g of raw vegan protein
- helps to reduce blood cholesterol
- natural appetite suppressant
5 Fast Facts About Chia Seeds:*
- excellent source of healthy omega fatty acids
- contains easily digestible protein
- has more antioxidants that flaxseeds or blueberries
- excellent source of dietary fiber at 6 g
- contains 500% more calcium than milk
5 Fast Facts About Flax Seeds:*
- high in omega-3 essential acids
- contains soluble and insoluble fiber
- super high in lignans
- provides anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits
- provides cardiovascular benefits
5 Fast Facts About Oats:*
- provides excellent source of fiber
- helps control blood sugar levels
- can reduce hypertension and high blood pressure
- increases appetite control hormones
- helps to lower bad cholesterol
5 Fast Facts About Almonds:*
- regulates cholesterol and blood pressure
- energy booster
- loaded with protein, calcium and fiber
- high in antioxidants
- reduces the risk of heart disease
5 Fast Facts About Raw Honey:*
- anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
- contains immune boosting anti-viral properties
- contains natural anti-oxidants that block free-radicals
- promotes restorative sleep
- super high in B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5 & B6
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*
- super high in lauric acid
- rich in anti-oxidants
- contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
- improves metabolism and helps to prevent fatigue
- can help improve cholesterol
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Tip #1: Add an extra 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil if you want yours to be more compact and dense (as in the photos) as opposed to a more granola type bar.
Tip #2: The recipe makes 6 large granola size bars or 12 squares (shown in the photos) or 48 tiny squares (cutting the 12 squares into 4 pieces each). My husband, who can eat 5,000 calories a day and not gain one pound gets the large size, my boys who have no problems with extra calories and healthy fats gets the square size and I get the tiny bite size pieces. I usually take one of the squares and cut it into 4 tiny pieces and nibble on it throughout the day. One of my favorite afternoon treats is one of the tiny pieces with a cup of herbal tea.
Tip #3: They will freeze or refrigerate well – just keep them in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator or freezer until you are ready to eat them. They will melt and get soft if left out at room temperature.
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