This is an amazing raw food recipe that provides quick protein/antioxidants and tastiness in one delicious mouthful! My daughter likes these for her lunch 'treat'. The original recipe is courtesy of Manitoba Harvest's mailing list. I modified it slightly.
1 C Dates, fresh or soaked (I soak these - with the almonds - in coconut water kefir)
1/4 C Cocoa Powder
1/4 C Manitoba Harvest Hemp Protein Powder
1/4 C Flax Seed, ground
1/4 C Blueberries
1/4 C Sesame Seeds, unhulled
1/4 C Almonds, soaked
1/2 t Lemon Zest
1 t Lemon Juice
1 pinch Sea Salt
Ingredients to be added:
1/2 C Manitoba Harvest Shelled Hemp Seeds
1/2 C Blueberries, frozen
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 12 - 50g bars
(wrap bars individually after cutting and freeze for a great snack on the run)
Process all ingredients in a food processor until it reaches your desired texture. Longer for smoother bars, less time to leave some chewable chucks. Remove mixture from processor and place on clean surface. Knead additional shelled hemp seeds and blueberries into mixture.
Option 1: cover mixture with wax paper and roll to desired thickness. Remove wax paper and cut mixture into bar shapes. Chill or freeze. I use food grade plastic gloves to use my hands to form balls or roll and cut.
Option 2: Shape mixture into a loaf and cut into pieces at desired thickness. Chill or freeze.
Option 3: Roll mixture into balls at desired size. Chill or freeze.