Spirulina is a blue-green algae that’s rich in vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids (antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage). It’s also a great source of protein.
Spirulina Energy Bars
1 cup raw cashews
1 cup roughly chopped dates, tightly packed
¼ cup raw sunflower seed kernels
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
2 tablespoons spirulina powder
Mix ingredients in a food processor or blender for about 45 seconds, or until a ball is formed. Press into an 8 x 8-inch baking dish. Use your hands to flatten, pressing dough to edges. Place in a refrigerator for 1-2 hours before cutting into 2 x 2 1/2-inch bars. Store in a sealed container in refrigerator.
Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 bar)
- If you don’t have access to spirulina, you can still enjoy these bars without it!