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FEBRUARY 16, 2016 by DR. BEN KIM
How to Make Mineral and Protein-Rich Energy Bars


This fig-pecan energy bar recipe produces a batch of scrumptious bars that is rich in potassium, calcium, iron, fiber, and healthy protein. Think of this energy bar as one of the most mineral-rich healthy snacks that you can use to fuel your body in between meals.



Ingredients:

3 cups raw pecans
1.5 cups soaked dried figs with stems removed
1.5 tablespoons pure vanilla extract or one tablespoon of dried vanilla powder

Directions:

Be sure to allow dried figs to soak in water for 1 hour before preparing this recipe.

Drain figs, pat them dry with a paper towel, and combine them with raw pecans and pure vanilla extract in a food processor. Process until figs and pecans are well combined to form a moist granola bar-like texture. You may need to pause the food processor once or twice to scrape ingredients off the sides of the processor so that you are not left with big chunks of figs and pecans.

Transfer homogenized figs and pecans to a baking dish or tray and press down gently with a spatula until mixture is approximately 2-3 cm thick. Use a knife to cut into rectangular or square bars.

Put baking dish or tray in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or the freezer for about 20 minutes to allow the bars to take form.

Enjoy these delicious and nutrient-dense fig-pecan energy bars!

Dr. Ben Kim is a chiropractor and acupuncturist living and working in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Visit the source at www.drbenkim.com

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