These energy bars are packed with 7 different superfoods for maximum nutrition and energy. These things taste way better than any store-bought protein bar I’ve ever eaten and are super easy to make. Just 5 to 10 minutes of your time and you’ll have your very own energy bar. Store them in the fridge for a week, or the freezer for a month. They thaw from the freezer in about 15 minutes. This is a family favorite, particularly for my cyclist husband who rides 30+ miles a day. I created this recipe to keep up his energy and pack him full of food that is extra good for him. It’s exactly what he needs to fuel his exercise habits.
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Superfood Protein Energy Bars
- 1/4 cup raw unsalted almonds
- 1/4 cup unsalted walnuts
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 3 TB chia seeds
- 2 cups cups medjool dates pitted
- 1/3 cup protein powder
- 2 TB maca powder optional
- 1/2 cup dried blueberries
- 3 TB cocoa nibs
- Put almonds, walnuts, pumpkin, and chia seeds into a food processor or high power blender. Pulse for 15-30 seconds until nuts and seeds are crumbly.
- Add in medjool dates, protein powder, blueberries, and cocoa nibs. Process or blend until a dough ball forms.
- Lay out a 2 foot length of plastic wrap. Dump the dough onto the plastic wrap and flatten into a 1-inch thick rectangle. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until hard.
- Cut into 8 bars. Wrap each bar individually and store in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.