4.19.16

It’s 3:00 Pm and grabbing a prepackaged-something from the office snack stash is seeming ideal since you’re in a rush, but your body deserves better and you know it!

The afternoon energy slump is often where the fakest foods lure us the strongest – they’re often shelf (or desk drawer-)stable and super easy to grab and go.  We’re loving this beautiful, no-bake recipe from Sophie Jaffe, a.k.a Philosophie Mama, to make on the weekends and tote along all week for perfect, nourishing, high-vibes afternoon snacks!

Sophie is our go-to when it comes to healthy snacks of all kinds – her coconut butter is the stuff of our dreams are made of (we freak out about it here) – and these bars are laced with plenty of it.  Check out each of the superfood ingredients in these easy to make bars and start adding this level of nutrition to your diet every day! 

I often make a batch of these raw and gluten-free oat bars at the beginning of each week so I always have wholesome, guilt-free snacks to calm those mid-day hunger pangs.

The almonds add an oh-so-satisfying crunch and pack in biotin and vitamin E, two nutrients for radiant skin and hair. The goji berries, a member of the nightshade family, are high in fiber and vitamin C and contain complex carbohydrates that slowly raise your blood sugar levels so you’ll avoid that sugar crash.

To make these bars even more nourishing, I add in my Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend for a boost of organic acai, goji, sprouted brown rice protein, pomegranate, maca, mangosteen, and camu camu – the world’s most abundant source of vitamin C!

Sprouted Almond Goji Bars

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
1 cup dates
1/2 cup sprouted almonds
3 Tbsp goji berries, divided
3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 1/2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp Philosophie Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend
1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 tsp himalayan pink salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

Pulse the oats and almonds in a blender or food processor until a flour forms. Then add the remaining ingredients, reserving 1 tablespoon of the goji berries. Pulse until everything is incorporated.

The mixture should be slightly sticky. If it seems too dry, you can always add a few tablespoons of water. Mix in the rest of the goji berries.

Line a small baking/spring form pan with some parchment paper, and spread your oats around evenly. Sprinkle with extra oats, coconut flakes or hemp seeds if you’d like. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours, then slice and enjoy!


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