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Homemade Energy Bars

On the go energy bars do not have to come out of a package.  These are great for in between snacks or a breakfast on the go.


1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup pecans 1/4 cup almond or sesame seed  meal
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup  coconut oil
1 tsp pure vanilla  extract
1/2 tsp of raw honey
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup dried  cranberries or blueberries


  1. On a cookie sheet, toast nuts and shredded coconut until golden brown (you  may need to shake the tray once or twice to make sure they cook evenly).
  2. Once toasted, pour mixture into a food processor and pulse until nuts are  chopped and the mixture becomes coarsely ground.
  3. In a mixing bowl, melt coconut oil and almond butter (about 20 seconds).  Remove from microwave and stir until smooth.
  4. Add vanilla extract, honey and sea salt. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Fold in nut mixture and almond (or sesame seed) meal until mixed  thoroughly.
  6. Fold in blueberries/cranberries.
  7. Press mixture into an 8 by 4 loaf pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm.
  9. Cut “loaf” width wise. Should make 6 good-sized bars.
  10. Enjoy! (or, if you don’t plan to eat immediately, you can store the bars in  the refrigerator, covered loosely with a paper towel and plastic wrap.

Thanks to Mark’s Daily Apple for this great recipe!!

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Snacks – Amy Approved

*Apple w/ 2 tbsps raw almond butter

*Coconut Date Roll smothered w/ almond butter

*Lara Bar (peanut butter cookie, coconut & cashew are my FAV’s!)

*Organic apple w/ 10-12 raw almonds

*Organic pear w/ 5 raw brazil nuts

*Carrot sticks (skin on) dipped in organic hummus

*3 dates pitted & filled w/ coconut butter

*Dried unsulphured apples w/ 2 tbsps organic raw peanut butter

*1 cup blueberries w/ 2 tbsps shelled raw pistachios

*2 cups air popped popcorn or popped in coconut oil w/ Bragg’s amino spray on top

*Celery w/ 1 tbsp raw almond butter, raisins & cinnamon on top

*1 cup edamame

*GT Kombucha & 5 walnut halves

*Cucumber slices dipped in fresh salsa

*1/4 avocado

*1 cup sugar snap peas w/ 2 tbsps organic hummus

*2 dates & 10 raw almonds or 1/8 cup organic pumpkin seeds

*Hard boiled egg & ¼ cup berries

*Grapefruit & 1/8 avocado

*Kale chips (baked 15min @350 w/ 1 tbsps grapeseed oil & sea salt)

*Coconut chips: long shreds of coconut, you can usually find them a health food store

*Hemp protein powder w/ ¼ cup coconut milk & ½ frozen banana

*Organic corn tortilla chips w/ salsa: 10 chips will satisfy your craving – I promise!

*5-8 olives (oil cured)

*Homemade trail mix: will keep up to 2 months in a jar.  Fill Mason jar w/ cacao nibs, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, raisins, prunes, dates, apricots.  Choose RAW nuts & seeds & UNSWEETENED UNSULPHURED dried fruit

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