Maca goji super bars

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These bars are super delicious and packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and protein. The perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth and nourish your body and mind!

Maca: Lepidium meyenii. An herbaceous plant native to the Peruvian andes. The root is made into a powder. It is shown to boost mood, energy, and libido and decrease anxiety. It also boosts sperm production, motility, and semen volume in men.

Goji berries: Lycium barbarum. A member of the family Solanaceae (which also includes the potato, tomato, eggplant, deadly nightshade, chili pepper, and tobacco). The plant and its fruit are used widely in traditional Chinese medicine. These little berries are chocked full of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants!

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup flax meal
  • 1/2 cup coconut shredded
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp date paste *
  • 2 eggs, beaten (or to make them vegan try half a banana)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp maca
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup dried goji berries

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Put the almonds in a food processor and pulse for about 10 seconds until coarsely chopped. Add the rest of the ingredients except goji berries and pulse until mixed into dough. Add the berries and mix. Spread out onto a cookie sheet and press or roll to a 3/4 inch thickness. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and put into bars. You can do any size you like.. I went with about 2×2 inch. Spread the bars apart a little on the cookie sheet and bake for another 5 minutes or so until they’re a little browned around the edges. Let cool and enjoy! Individually wrap them in plastic wrap or snack bags for a great on-the-go snack.

*To make the date paste, soak pitted dates in warm water for a few minutes then blend until smooth. Add water as need to get a consistency of apple sauce.

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