Berry Bliss SUPERFOOD Granola Bars

Delicious Superfood Granola Bar Recipe (never buy them again!)

 

Hello Philosophie community! This is Adrienne, Sophie's assistant - such a pleasure working with the Philosophie Team and working with an amazing company with a clear, uplifting purpose!!  I feel so blessed, full of gratitude, and so lucky to learn from them (not just about the company, but about life!).  I am so honored to be included in their circle, be in their presence, and trusted with everything.  Wow! I'm always inspired in so many ways, one of which is ...eating healthy, clean, and right ..(i try MOST of the time).  I've been a health-nut for a number of years, but Philosophie takes it to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL!! and now, i'm so excited to share my philosophie experiences with you! 


I tried these TRULY AMAZING homemade granola bars with our Philosophie Superfood Berry bliss added!!! and oh my gosh!!!  they were SOOO GOOD, i felt like i was eating candy! (but very healthy candy:)).  Such a treat - i could pretty much eat the whole bag...so i would recommend putting them in small ziplock bags so they are already portioned for the day. An easy-to-carry snack AND superfood boost all in one!


Berry bliss includes amazing, HIGHLY nutritious ingredients (camu-camu- the highest antioxidant fruit in the world, acai, goji, pomegranate, mangosteen and sprouted brown rice protein). A snack that will give you the long-lasting energy and vitality to continue through your day! You all are already beautiful, but maintain your beauty from the inside out with the right superfoods! And honestly, they tasted MUCH better than other granola bars in the stores and I know for sure I'm getting my nutrients with clean, simple ingredients. 


 

 philosophie recipe for homemade protein bars

GATHER:

  • 1 cup packed dates, pitted (deglet nour or medjool)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup roasted unsalted almonds, loosely chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnut, loosely chopped 
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (gluten free for GF eaters)
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1-2 T Berry Bliss superfood powder
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • optional additions: chocolate chips, other dried fruit, banana chips, vanilla, etc.
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      philosophie recipe for superfood granola bars
      1. Process dates in a food processor until small bits remain (about 1 minute). It should form a “dough” like consistency. (mine rolled into a ball)

      2. Optional step: Toast your oats in a 350 degree oven for 15-ish minutes or until slightly golden brown. Otherwise, leave them raw

      3. Place oats, almonds, walnuts, dates, cranberries, salt and Berry Bliss in a bowl – set aside.

      4. Warm maple syrup and coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir and pour over oat mixture and then mix, breaking up the dates to disperse throughout.

      5. Once thoroughly mixed, transfer to an 8×8 dish or other small pan lined with plastic wrap or parchment paper so they lift out easily. (A loaf pan might work, but will yield thicker bars.)

      6. Press down until uniformly flattened. Cover with parchment or plastic wrap, and let set in fridge or freezer for 15-20 minutes to harden.

      7. Remove bars from pan and chop into 10 even bars. Store in an airtight container for up to a few days. 

      Comments (1):

      elyse on

      love them!! What a great snack to bring on-the-go!!!

      Thanks Soph!

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      Gather This:

      6 tbsp melted unsalted butter (or canola oil for a healthier version)

      2 tbsp unsalted butter (or canola oil for healthier version)

      1 ¾ cup cornmeal

      ½ cup Fall Vibes

      1 tsp kosher salt

      1 tsp baking powder

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      Do This:

      Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, and place 9” cast iron skillet in oven while it preheats.

      Combine the cornmeal, Fall Vibes, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl. 

      Combine the buttermilk, egg, melted butter(or oil) in a small bowl.

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      Gather This:

      4 bunches kale (chopped into small pieces) 

      1 cup pecans (chopped and toasted) 

      3 tbsp sesame seeds (toasted) 

      1 bunch green onions (sliced on a bias)

      ½ cup Green Bee Honey

      ½ cup wildflower honey

      ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar 

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      Pinch of salt


      Do This:

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      Gather This:

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      ½ cup grapeseed oil

      ¼ cup wildflower honey or Philosophie Honey

      ¼ cup Cacao Magic Coconut Butter

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      1 tbsp kosher salt

      10 sprigs thyme

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      Do This:

      Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

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      6 oz. dark chocolate (chopped up)

      2 cup whole milk (or milk of choice)

      2 cup heavy cream

      1 cup sugar

      ½ cup Cacao Bee Honey

      5 egg yolks

      Pinch of salt


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      1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour (GF version I prefer Anson Mills GF Blend)

      1 cup cocoa

      1 cup Cacao Magic

      1 ½ tsp salt

      2 sticks room temperature unsalted butter (medium dice)

      1 cup canola oil

      4 large eggs

      1 ½ cup sugar

      1 cup Cacao Bee Honey

      ¾ tsp vanilla extract

      10 oz. chocolate chips 


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