Super-Healthy Snack Bars

By Amy Tenderich

  • 1/2 cup flax seed

  • 1/2 cup dates, chopped

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

  • 1/2 cup goji berries

  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds

  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

  • 1 cup gluten free cereal or flour

  • 1 scoop hemp protein powder

  • couple tbsps coco powder

  • almond milk

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1 banana

  • 1 tbsp bee pollen

  1. I blend everything together except the cereal. Add enough milk until it reaches a good enough consistency so it can blend easily. Crush up the cereal really really finely, then add it to the blended mix. Then bake it for 30-35 minutes at like 250ish degrees, and cut into individual bars. Enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

I'm guessing about 24g carb per bar.

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11 replies

joanne denison
joanne denison 2010-12-30 13:13:52 -0600 Report

no. look above, the recipe says 24 gr of carb per bar and i think the author of the recipe is correct. i see 30 gr carb for a banana, 17 gr for the tbsp of honey, 60 gr carb for the 1/2 cu raisins, 50 carbs 1/2 cup goji berries, 1 cup flour is 86 gr carb, dates are same as raisins so another 60 gr. almond milk is about 2 to 3 gr carbs unsweetened, but most are sweetened. so i get 320 gr carb total or 26 for 12 servings!

of course, skip the banana, honey, raisins, goji berries, flour/cereal and dates and watch the protein powders (some are not low carb, they contain added sugars), and the snack is good for low carb

CaresForUncle 2010-12-30 10:33:38 -0600 Report

@joanne and @joepileit: I think you're misunderstanding the recipe, it makes a pan of snack bars which at the end of the 'Cooking Instructions' says to "cut into individual bars". They should have made that clearer. I'm guessing a pan can be cut down to 12 bars which would only be 2 carbs per serving.

joanne denison
joanne denison 2010-12-29 20:23:37 -0600 Report

24 carbs! 24 carbs! need anyone say more. this is COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE FOR A DIABETIC.

I don't normally shout in comments, but note the ads. this is insane.
honey? bananas? dates? rasisins? flour? cereal? goji berries? for sure they are selling stupid diabetic drugs, insulin and testers. yikes. get those ads gone.

okay, skip all of these high carb ingredients and the recipe is fine.
make sure the high protein powders you use have been tested for toxins or are "pharmacologically pure" from a trusted manufacturer. many recent test of high protein powders and whey powders show toxins you don't want to know about. that's why unprocessed, raw, you can see what it is ingredients are much better than something processed and packaged.

skip the dates, raisins, cereal or flour, gogi berries, protein powder (unless you trust manufactured junk or it has been tested recently for toxins), honey and banana and this recipe is fine for diabetics.

hmm, that means all you get is flax seed, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, maybe some protein powder, coco powder, almond milk and bee pollen. i'm not sure you can make a bar from that. maybe just eat the seeds and skip the rest!

Avera 2009-02-03 23:12:09 -0600 Report

I hate to read a recipe this good so late at night. It means I will have to wait until tomorrow to make it. And I will surely have to run out for the pumpkin seeds. lol Love this one!