Get ALL DAY Energy With These Chia Seed Energy Bars
By Lindsay Sibson
I am starting to feel like the Fairy Godmother of chia seeds, considering how much I have been sprinkling them over ALL my dishes.
Zoodle stir fry – let’s add chia seeds!
Morning detox tonic – chia seeds it is!
Since I bought myself quite a large bag, I went on a mission to find the BEST uses for chia seeds and I stumbled upon these incredibly easy-to-make (and absolutely delicious) Chia Seed Energy Bars.
Whether you are a busy professional that is looking for an afternoon healthy pick-me-up or a mom that wants a healthy alternative for your kids to snack on, these Chia Seed Energy Bars are versatile enough, they are sure to be enjoyed by EVERYONE!
Check ‘em out!
Benefits Of Chia Seed Energy Bars
- Rich in fiber.
- Great source of omega-3 fats and protein.
- Packed with vitamins and minerals:
- Vitamins A, B, E and D
- Contains essential fatty acids:
- Alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid
- Excellent source of antioxidants.
- Rich in potassium, a mineral essential to a range of basic physiological processes.
- Great source of dietary fiber.
- Contains copper, an essential trace mineral that helps your body absorb and use iron to form red blood cells.
- Also a good source of:
- Vitamin K
- High in antioxidant phenols.
- Contains a plethora of medium chain triglycerides.
- Metabolized differently and can have a therapeutic effect on several brain disorders.
- Increases energy expenditure.
- Has lauric acid, which kills bacteria, viruses and fungi.
- Helps to stave off infections.
- Fatty acid content helps reduce appetite, which can positively affect your body weight and help you lose unwanted pounds.
After you create your one-of-a-kind Chia Seed Energy Bars, don’t forget to post your recipe below in the comment section to SHARE it with our community! Enjoy!
Chia Seed Energy Bars
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 6 large medjool dates (pits removed)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- Personalized Flavor Options:
- ½ tsp natural vanilla extract
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Dark chocolate chips
- Dried fruit (2-3 tablespoons of your favorite dried fruit)
- Shredded coconut
- Place the dates and pulse them in a food processor/blender until a paste forms.
- In a bowl, mix the date paste with the coconut oil and chia seeds (it will create a thick dough).
- In a glass baking dish, roll the dough into balls or press it into the bottom on the dish.
- Put it in the refrigerator or freezer to give it a chewier texture OR eat the dough right away!
- Storage Suggestion: wrap the individual bars in wax or parchment paper, which make them easy to grab on the go!
Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.
Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).
Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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