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Raw Food Almond Blueberry Energy Bars

When the summer heats up, the last place you want to be is roasting in the kitchen. Raw food recipes are a delicious option when you need healthy food fast -- and oven-free. These no bake vegan nutrition bars can be packed on hiking or camping trips as we

When the summer heats up, the last place you want to be is roasting in the kitchen. Raw food recipes are a delicious option when you need healthy food fast -- and oven-free. These no bake vegan nutrition bars can be packed on hiking or camping trips as well as tucked into your family's lunch bags as a wholesome vegan snack.
When the summer heats up, the last place you want to be is roasting in the kitchen. Raw food recipes are a delicious option when you need healthy food fast -- and oven-free. These no bake vegan nutrition bars can be packed on hiking or camping trips as well as tucked into your family's lunch bags as a wholesome vegan snack.

Raw Food Almond Blueberry Energy Bars

Makes 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw almonds

  • 1 cup dried plums (prunes)

  • 2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

  • Pinch of sea salt

  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries*

  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds


Directions:

  1. Place almonds in a food processor and grind into a flour consistency.

  2. Add dried plums, orange zest, orange juice, and salt. Process until well combined.

  3. Transfer mixture to a bowl and add dried blueberries and sunflower seeds, stirring to combine.

  4. Press mixture into an 8-inch baking dish. Cut into 8 bars. Wrap each in plastic wrap or layer with waxed paper in an airtight container.


*Cook's note: If you aren't a raw foodist, you can purchase dried blueberries in the bulk section at the natural foods store. If you are a raw foodist, blueberry season is upon us, so pick or purchase a few flats and dry them yourself.

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