GINGER & FIG BARS

GINGER & FIG BARS

I thought a while about the name of my bars. Energy? Protein? Bliss? They have so much in them & so much potential that I made the decision to list them all up in the text rather than give away all the goodies in their name. I like to be surprised when reading the ingredient list and to taste every.single.one of them. With these little fellas you get everything you need – let them be a snack, post-workout bite, breakfast, dessert… you get it. Throw one in your bag when you are in a rush and you are good to go. 
I wanted to create something easy to-go for a dear friend who happens to have various food sensitivities( the word alone is a tough one). So I had to come up with something other than the usual bar mixture and stay as natural & healthy as possible. A challenge to some – a fun misson to me. This recipe has dried figs as the base. A very nice change indeed. The figs are crunchy, sweet, gooey and go so well with the hot spiced ginger. I love to give something health boosting and delicious to a friend.
And just to know they are there – ready to eat – in the fridge, is a wonderful and relieving feeling. 
I would say they are energy, protein and fiber providers all at once – but that just doesn’t sound too appealing in my eyes. As I took my first bite I smiled and so I found the perfect way to call them – Bliss Bars. Grab some and enjoy them outside, feeling sunbeams and pure bliss!

Ginger+Fig Bliss Bars
Ingredients
1 cup Brazil nuts
1 cup shredded Coconut ( unsweetened)
1 cup Figs ( sundried)
4 Tbsp Hemp Powder
1 tsp Acai Powder ( optional)
4 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp pure Vanilla
4 Tbsp Coconut oil ( melted)
1 tsp juice of Ginger

Toppings
4 Tbsp Hemp Seeds
a handful of dried Cranberries
2 Tbsp grated Ginger 

Directions
Cover the figs in water and let it soak for 30 minutes.
Put the nuts and shredded coconut in a food processor. Add the rest of the Ingredients except of the oil. At last add the oil and the figs (without the water). Process until it becomes a firm dough.
Spread into a mold, add the toppings and let it sit in the fridge 30-60 minutes. Cut into desired shape. 
Last for 2 weeks – mine never last that long eventually being gobbled or given away! 

Figscontain fiber ( blood sugar management, helps to reduce the risk of heart disease), calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese (keeps the
enzymes running properly & lets the enzymes contribute to the production of energy and to the antioxidant defense.

Try them out and tell me what you think! Which purpose do your bars serve?
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Blissful bites,
Gina