I make these nut bars and eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Only problem — they don’t travel well. You’ll have to keep them in the freezer or fridge and pull each out when you want a nutritious, high protein, high fiber mini-meal.
I use a basic kitchen food processor to mix all the ingredients while also grinding the nuts into the batter.
1 – 8oz. Jar Raw Organic Almond Butter
1 – 8oz. Jar Organic Coconut Oil
1 8oz. bag shredded Unsweeted Coconut
1TBS Organic Vanilla Extract
1TBS Organic Cinnamon
2 TBS Cacao Powder (optional)
2 Packets Stevia (optional)
1/2-1 cup ground Raw Cacao Nibs (optional)
1/2-1 cup ground Flax Seed
1/2-1 cup ground Chia Seed
1/2-1 cup ground raw Pumpkin Seed
1/2-1 cup ground raw Sunflower Seed
1 cup ground raw Pecans
1cup ground raw Brazil Nuts
1/2 cup ground Macadamia Nuts
1 cup ground raw Walnuts
Bottom line: Choose lots of whatever kinds of nuts you like and ground them all up along with a jar of raw almond butter, coconut oil and unsweetened shredded coconut. Then, add spice to satisfy your personal taste.
Line a jelly roll pan (9×13) with wax paper and put the mixture in the pan, drop it on the counter a few times to flatten it out, put in the refrigerator overnight, pull out of pan and put on a plastic cutting sheet, cut into 1 or 1.5 inch squares, place in plastic tightly sealed container with wax paper between layers and keep in the freezer.
When you get the urge for a meal or snack, have one or two.
IF you follow a Paleo influenced diet, these make a perfect meal.
Fair warning: These are very high calorie. They are also high fat; high protein; high nutrition.
Personally, I find them very satiating.