Making your own nutrition bars at home costs less than store-bought bars. It also lets you personalize your bars with ingredients that you love and that give you the most energy. Try this simple recipe that combines equal parts nuts and fruit with a serving of hemp seeds, which are high in protein, magnesium, and iron, and contain the perfect ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
Makes about 8 individual bars
1 cup raw nuts (try cashews, almonds, or pecans)
1 cup dates (pitted)
1 cup dried fruit (try blueberries, cherries, cranberries, or apricots)
3 tablespoons hemp seeds
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender and blend for about a minute, pausing if you need to scrape the edges so that the ingredients form a ball. Press the mixture flat onto a baking sheet or brownie pan lined with parchment paper. Cover and chill for at least an hour or overnight. Cut the bars to your desired size and serve.
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