A quick an easy summer bar to refuel your body. Recipe by Vitamix

Makes 6 bars

Equipments

Ingredients

  • 45 g (½ cup) sliced and blanched almonds
  • 50 g (½ cup) dry roasted pecan halves
  • 30 g (¼ cup) roasted sunflower seeds
  • 35 g (¼ cup) flaxseedv
  • 30 g (¼ cup) unsweetened dried blueberries
  • 30 g (¼ cup) unsweetened dried cherries
  • 10 g (¼ cup) unsweetened dried cranberries
  • 2 Tablespoons (10 g) dried goji berries
  • 1 Tablespoon Lucuma powder
  • 2 Tablespoons (20 g) hemp seeds
  • 80 ml (⅓ cup) chia gel (See Chef’s Note)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey

Directions

  1. Spray a 13×23-cm loaf tin with coconut oil and set aside.
  2. Place almonds and pecans into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  3. Select Variable 7.
  4. Pulse by quickly turning the machine on and off 2 to 3 times. Transfer chopped nuts into a medium-size mixing bowl.
  5. Rinse container and place sunflower seeds, flaxseed, dried fruit, and Lucuma powder into the Vitamix container.
  6. Select Variable 7.
  7. Pulse by quickly turning the machine on and off 15 to 20 times. Add mixture to the chopped nuts.
  8. Add hemp seeds, chia gel, and honey to the mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  9. Press mixture into prepared loaf tin. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Slice into six bars.

Chef’s Note:

To make the chia gel, place 115 ml (½ cup) water and 3 Tablespoons chia seeds into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid. Select Variable 1. Start machine and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for 35 to 45 seconds. For a vegan recipe, substitute maple syrup for the honey.

This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 2.0-litre container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.

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