Energy boost protein bars are a nutritious and convenient way to get an energy boost when you need it most. Packed with healthy proteins, they help to keep you feeling full and satisfied, while the natural sugars give you a sustained energy release that will help you power through your workout or everyday activities. 

Because they’re easy to grab and go, energy boost protein bars are the perfect snack for when you’re on the go. So whether you’re looking for a quick and healthy snack before your next workout or just need an energy boost to get through your day, this recipe delivers.

This natural protein bar boasts great minerals like selenium, zinc, and calcium. The combination makes a great energy and recovery bar.

Protein Bar
Yield: 12 servings

Energy Boost Protein Bar

Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 5 hours

This natural protein bar boasts great minerals like selenium, zinc, and calcium. The combination makes a great energy and recovery bar.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1 cup figs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey or rice syrup
  • 1/2 cup brazil nuts
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup hemp or flax protein powder
  • 1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp grey sea salt, or pink rock salt; optional

Instructions

  1. Soak sesame seeds in water for 2-4 hours.
  2. Blend the sesame seeds and figs in food processor with the S-blade, then add sweetener and the remaining ingredients, mixing well until blended but chunky.
  3. Evenly roll out the mixture onto parchment-lined dehydrator trays (or cookie tray if using an oven) to 1/2 inch (1 cm) thickness.
  4. Dehydrate for 3 hours at 150°F (65°C) and then reduce heat to 115°F (45°C) for 3 more hours. If using an oven, bake at 150°F (65°C) for 2 hours. Be very careful not to overcook the seeds, or the nutritional value of the essential fats will be lost.
  5. Cool completely and cut into bars (with the paper left underneath for support) with a clean pair of kitchen scissors.
  6. Wrap bars individually or place them in a cookie tin and store in the fridge.

Notes

If you have a 12 cup food processor, you can double the recipe to increase the number of bars. Just ensure the ingredients are well mixed but have a chunky consistency.

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You don’t have to dehydrate these bars, but if you do they travel better and have the texture of a store-bought bar.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 248Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 0mgSodium 109mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 4gSugar 12gProtein 8g

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