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Maca Energy Bars

These no-bake bars are chock full of omega-3-rich nuts and seeds and make for a filling breakfast on-the-go. They have a secret ingredient called maca—a medicinal plant that grows high in the mountains of Peru that can enhance strength, stamina and mental clarity.

Maca Energy Bars
Prep time:
20min
Total time:
20min

Servings:
12

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup almonds
  • ½ Cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ Cup flax meal (ground flaxseed)
  • ½ Cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. Navitas maca powder
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ Cup Heinen’s pure maple syrup
  • ¼ Cup Heinen’s coconut oil
  • 1/3 Cup Heinen’s almond butter

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, grind the almonds until coarse.
  2. Add to a bowl with the sunflower seeds, flax meal, pepitas, chia seeds, maca powder, and salt.
  3. In a bowl, combine maple syrup, coconut oil, and almond butter.
  4. Mix until all are well combined.
  5. Add wet mixture to dried ingredients.
  6. Tear a sheet of parchment slightly bigger than an 8X8 pan. Line an 8X8 pan with the paper.
  7. Spread in the mixture and pack down tight.
  8. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour to set.

 

 

 

Melanie Jatsek
By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD
Heinen’s Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek believes that the answer to a strong, healthy and vibrant body lies within. She graduated cum laude from the University of Akron, earning a degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and has over 20 years of experience in wellness program development, health coaching and professional speaking. As a published author of three books and registered dietitian for Heinen’s Grocery Store, Melanie offers programs, services, and tools to help Heinen’s customers take inspired action to build the healthy body they were meant to live in…without giving up their favorite foods.

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