I'm a HUGE snacker. Between running after the kiddos and leading a pretty active lifestyle, I'm pretty much always hungry. It's an off day if I don't have 2-3 snacks! No reason to feel guilty about snacking, just make sure you are packing those snacks with nutrients! By fueling your body every couple of hours when hunger creeps up on you, you're actually revving up your metabolism! More food+a faster metabolism?! I'm in!!!
In order to keep snacking healthy, I ideally like to make snacks myself. I mix it up with homemade trail mix, fruit and nut butter, and these bad boys. I often make a batch of these raw and gluten-free oat bars at the beginning of each week so I always have wholesome, guilt-free snacks to calm those mid-day hunger pangs. Bars are really great snacks because they're perfect for grab-and-go. Buying them all the time can get pricey. Plus, if I make them myself I can pack them with ALL of the Philosophie Superfood goodness!!
The almonds add an oh-so-satisfying crunch and pack in biotin and vitamin E, two nutrients for radiant skin and hair. The goji berries, a member of the nightshade family, are high in fiber and vitamin C and contain complex carbohydrates that slowly raise your blood sugar levels so you’ll avoid that sugar crash. To make these bars even more nourishing, I add in Berry Bliss powder+ Berry Bee Honey for a boost of organic acai, goji, sprouted brown rice protein, pomegranate, maca, mangosteen, and camu camu– the world’s most abundant source of vitamin C!
- 1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 cup dates
- 1/2 cup sprouted almonds
- 3 Tbsp goji berries, divided
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Berry Bee Honey
- 1 Tbsp water
- 1 Tbsp Philosophie Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 tsp himalayan pink salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Pulse the oats and almonds in a blender or food processor until a flour forms. Then add the remaining ingredients, reserving 1 tablespoon of the goji berries. Pulse until everything is incorporated.
- The mixture should be slightly sticky. If it seems too dry, you can always add a few tablespoons of water. Mix in the rest of the goji berries.
- Line a small baking/spring form pan with some parchment paper, and spread your oats around evenly. Sprinkle with extra oats, coconut flakes or hemp seeds if you’d like. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours, then slice and enjoy!
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