Raw Food Almond Blueberry Energy Bars

May 28, 2011 at 1:42 p.m. ET

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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