When Making the Switch to Organic, I was looking for snacks to substitute the junk food I would normally eat, and fill that hunger-pang when my tummy started to rumble.
I went to the Women’s Show and spoke with the owner of Giddy YoYo, who introduced me to her product Spirulina Powder, and gave me a variety of options to use it in smoothies and food.
Spirulina is a blue-green algae, which is a rich source of protein, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and antioxidants, such as B vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, copper and zinc. Health Benefits of Spirulina include, boosting the immune system, improves digestion, reduces fatigue, controls appetite, supports the liver and kidneys, reduces inflammation and much more.
Walking around the trade show for 2 hours, I was getting hungry, so I picked up an organic coconut chocolate protein bar. While deciding on what flavor bar I wanted, I noticed a lot of them contain Medjool Dates as the base/foundation.
If you eat protein bars, or any sort of meal supplement health bar, you’ll know they are pretty pricey, so I thought (as I do with everything), I’m going to make them, and the bonus is it is such a cost effective approach.
Granted, you are spending “all of this money” to make protein bars, but buy in bulk and you can use the extra in salads, smoothies, trail mixes and more.
I purchased a bunch of nuts, grains, seeds that contained a high protein content, and thought would go well together, and alas we have homemade protein bars1
I hope you enjoy these little treats!
Serves: Approx. 30 mini bars
Instead of Spriulina Powder, you can also replace it with any supplement such as Wheat Grass, a Probiotic, Chlorella or Chlorophyll.
Chlorella is a micro-algae and a super food containing vitamin C, carotenoids, iron and B-complex vitamins. Its health benefits range from detoxing to rejuvenating, which can boost your health and protect you from illness, including fighting bacterial and viral infections, enhances the immune system, and some claim it kills some cancers, plus so much more!
Chlorophyll is the green pigment found in most vegetables and has the power to regenerate our bodies at the molecular and cellular level Health benefits include: increases the number of red blood cells, reduces anemia, enriching blood, eliminates toxins, nourishes muscles and bone marrow, plus so much more!
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