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I made these breakfast bars for a local preschool a while back..They are not my made up recipe but they are amazing….Try them! Happy Thursday..Its cold and rainy here in santa rosa…I am drinking Tulsi tea and chilling when Nylah is sleeping..Tulsi tea is amazing..Tulsi is an adaptogen, super antioxidant, immune booster and many more amazing health benefits..You can buy it at whole foods or maybe your local grocery store (olivers in sonoma county) Tulsi is great to calm  the nerves…Enjoy an cup or two a day…Be Well, Amy

Breakfast/Vital Snack bars
(Recipes & Remedies For Rejuvenation Cookbook)
1 cup lightly toasted nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, or cashews)
1/2 cup medjool dates (make sure they are pitted)
¼ cup dried cherries
¼ cup dried figs
2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
2 tablespoons unsweetened, organic dark chocolate powder or carob powder
1 scoop vital Scoop (or 1 tbls protein powder)
1 teaspoon Maca Powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 tablespoons hot water (or a little more if necessary)
¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Using a food processor, grind nuts to a powder, and put into a bowl. Set aside
Add dates, cherries and figs to food processor with dark chocolate powder, vital scoop powder, maca, spices and zest and pulse. If mixture is to still, add a little hot water to help blend into a thick paste. Add ground nuts and coconut and process until mixture forma a ball.
Press mixture evenly into a 9×13 inch pan or a smaller pan if a thicker bar is desired. Allow to chill in refrigerator for about 1 hour. Cut into bar shapes and carefully lift out of pan. Bars can be wrapped individually for snacks or stored in an air tight container
Nutrition information-added by Amy Hudgens
Mejool dates are very alkalizing to the body
Flaxseeds are a great source of fiber and omega 3’s ALA.
Maca is an Andean root that grows in Peru. Also know as “Peruvian ginsing”. Maca provides vit c, fiber, fatty acids and a subtle energy boost. (do not use if Pregnant)
Cinnamon and Nutmeg are great spices for warming the body
Cashews and Almonds are both great sources of protein and fats
I used rice protein powder and carob powder

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