Superfood Protein Bars

This recipe is for the most delicious and nutrient-dense protein bars you could ever make.

I've been getting kind of grossed out lately when I eat store bought protein/energy bars. The fact that most of those bars (even the most healthy ones) can sit on a shelf for over a year and not sprout an inch of mold concerns me. That I could save one of the boxes until I'm a grandma and feed it to my grandkids is just not cool. Don't get me wrong, they are GREAT to have on hand in emergencies and I definitely store them in my diaper bag and car, I would just PREFER to feed myself and my family something more fresh and handpick the ingredients myself.

These bars aren't very sweet, in fact, the only thing they are getting any sweetness from is the stevia in the whey protein I use. If you want them a tad sweeter, I would add a local, organic, raw honey from the farmers market. Honey would taste amazing in these!

Gather:

Combine: (in food processor)

  1. Take the oats, sunflower seeds, goji berries and pumpkin seeds and grind in the food processor until they form a powder/flour.
  2. add the green dream, berry bliss and vanilla whey protein powder. pulse a few times.
  3. add the cashew butter, coconut oil and optional honey and mix until combined.
  4. test the consistency. If it's too dry to from into a ball then add 1/2 T cashew butter and 1/2 T coconut oil and mix again. if it's too moist add 1/2 T whey protein powder. When desired consistency is reached, press the mixture into the pan and flatten. Put the dish, uncovered, into the fridge for 30-60 minutes. Remove from fridge, cut into bars. Cover individual bars in foil/wrap or put a couple into plastic baggies. I've been doubling this recipe and making on Sunday's to have for the week for the family. It's the perfect snack on the go! We've been eating it for breakfast with fresh fruit :)

Note: keep the bars in the fridge. Don't remove until just before you're going to eat them. They get really crumbly and melt when they aren't refrigerated! 

Comments (4):

Cathy on

These look great – unfortunately, I need them to last a bit longer outside of the fridge for me to consider making them :(
I usually need a snack after kickboxing but, by this time, I have been out of the house for 12 hours (or more!) – any tips on how to make them not melt and make them ‘gym bag friendly’?

Philosophie Mama on

Meagan! We will get back to you this week with the calculations! So happy to hear you are experimenting!

Meagan on

Hi Sophie— I just made these using Cocao Magic instead of Berry Bliss and they are delicious!!! I posted a pic on Instagram. Obviously they are a bit darker because I used the chocolate super food, but they taste wonderful. I am wondering if you have any idea of the macros on these bars? I know it would be tough to determine fat and calories since we will all cut them into different sizes, but I am wondering about the carb count, proteins and sugars. I am trying to track my diet on MyFitnessPal and wanted to be able to add these bars!!

Philosophie Mama on

Ill calculate them ASAP and add them! Green dream smoothie is on there and so is cacao magic and cacao magic truffles!

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This is a gorgeous creamy butternut squash soup with a delicious savory flavor. We've added Green Dream Superfood Blend (of course!) for extra superfoods and protein. Gently warm it up as the cold approaches. Don’t heat it too much or too long so the enzymes stay alive and well! 

Homemade Butternut Squash Soup

Do This:

1 butternut squash (peeled, seeded, and cubed into 1-inch pieces)

2 ½ cup vegetable broth

3 garlic cloves (peeled)

2 small shallots or 1/2 sweet onion (peeled + halved)

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood Blend

1/2 tsp sea salt


Gather This:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prep veggies by tossing with olive oil and placing on roasting pan or rimmed cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast veggies for 45 minutes, stirring once or twice and cooking until squash is tender. Remove any shallot, onion, or garlic that seems to be over-roasting. Remove and let cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Place squash and shallots in blender/food processor and blend until creamy. In a large pot, place blended mix and add broth and salt. Cook on medium-low until heated through, adding more broth or water as needed. Taste for seasoning, stir in Green Dream and top with pumpkin seeds. ENJOY!

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Baked Brussels Salad with Green Superfood Dressing

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Green veggie salads are NOTHING to be scared of. They can be just as delicious, nutritious and satisfying as any other salad. This baked brussels salad is perfect for those chilly afternoons and it is AMAZING! Make it with family, friends or as a wholesome lunch for just yourself. Add Green Dream to an anchovy oil dressing (TRUST US!), which melts anchovies in their oil then is added in with tahini, lemon and parsley, and creates one of the most savory, satisfying dressings you’ll ever have on a baked salad. 


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Gather This:

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1 tbsp za’atar seasoning

1 & ¼ lbs brussels sprouts (approx. 5 cups)

FOR THE DRESSING

1 tin anchovies (optional but so tasty!)

2 cloves garlic minced or grated with a microplane

1 tsp Green Dream

½ cup tahini

1 lemon for juicing

½ cup flat leaf parsley finely chopped

¼ cup cold water


Do This:

Preheat your oven to 400°F.

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Generously drizzle the chickpea crumbs with olive oil, then toss in the za'atar and season with salt. Toss with your hands until everything is coated.

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Add the chickpeas and the brussel sprouts to the oven, with the chickpeas on the highest rack. Bake the brussel sprouts for 20-22 minutes, and the chickpeas for 25-30 minutes or until dry and crisp.

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2 tbsp Cacao Magic

1 tbsp Cosmic Elixir

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1 tbsp Berry Bee Honey

½ tsp cinnamon

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2 tbsp Cacao Bee Honey or Cosmic Dream Honey
2 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood Blend
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