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Goji Berry Energy Bar… NOM!

on June 15, 2012

These bars are great as a pre-workout snack or while you’re hiking and need some extra energy to get through. They’re chock full of fiber, protein, healthy fat and very delicious! If you can’t find goji berries at your local market feel free to substitute another dried berry of your choosing.

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GOJI BERRY BARS by Kristi Caras

Prep time: 15 min     Bake time: 12 min     Serves: 32

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of a multi-grain flax or bran cereal, whatever you have on hand
  • 3/4 cup of flax seed
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 cup of smashed banana
  • 1/2 cup of dried goji berries
  • 1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup of sliced almonds
  • 1 cup of bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of Nutrilite Protein Powder
  • 24 packets of truvia OR 1 cup of sucralose

Preheat oven to 350*F. Use a kitchen aid or recruit the help of a burly friend to mix cereal, flax seed, rolled oats, flour, baking powder, salt, Nutrilite Protein Powder, and sweetener. In a separate bowl combine banana, eggs, and vanilla. Slowly pour wet mixture into dry while the kitchen aid is on medium or your burly friend is working fairly hard. The final step is adding the good stuff! Add goji berries, shredded coconut, sliced almonds, and chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed. In an 8×8″ baking pan give a quick coat of cooking spray and spread 1/4 of the batter evenly into the pan. If you have multiple 8×8″ pans feel free to do as many of the four batches at once. Place the pan in the oven for about 12 minutes checking to make sure they are cooked thoroughly but not browning too much on the the top. Once they have been cooled cut into 8 rectangular bars per pan. To store place cooled bars in an airtight container in the fridge and it will keep for 2 weeks. You can also place into individual baggies and take them on the go!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 bar

Calories 187

Fat 11g

Sat. Fat 6g

Cholesterol 27mg

Sodium 117mg

Carb 19g

Fiber 5.2g

Sugar 4.6g

Protein 7.3

Vit A 3%          Vit C 0%

Calcium 5%     Iron 8%

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