The basis of a raw bar is dried fruits and nuts or seeds, but you can also add your favorite super foods such as spirulina, carob, maca . . . and your favorite spices such as cinnamon and vanilla. You can use one nut or seed or a combination of different nuts and seeds. Celilia grinds seeds first in the blender, and if she's using nuts she processed them in the food processor with the S blade until they reach a coarse, flour-like consistency.
food processor, and a blender or a spice/coffee grinder that grinds seeds.
1. Grind the chia seeds and sesame seeds in a blender or a grinder until fine.
2. Add all the ingredients to the food processor fitted with the S blade and process until well incoporated.
3. Press the “dough” firmly into a small glass pan greased with coconut oil (optional), 8 X 8 works well.
4. Cut into bars or squares and freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
Cecilia uses chia and sesame seeds to get in her omega fatty acids, and she finds them easier to digest than nuts. For a richer (better tasting) bar she recommends using 1 cup ground almonds or 1 cup ground brazil nuts ground in the food processor with the S blade.
Recipe courtesy of Raw Glow creator Cecilia Kinzie, RawGlow.com/blog, How To Make Your Own Energy Bars.