Raw Hemp Algae Bars

By Katrina Johns - food styling

Photos By Brian Sano

Rich in micronutrients, try hemp hearts for a new twist on a protein bar. Easy to make, gluten free and dairy free, these hearty snack will give you energy for hours. (Serves 6)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 3/4 cup dates
  • 1/2 tsp spirulina powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
    *coconut chips to roll on bars

DIRECTIONS

In a food processor, pulse the ingredients until the mixture is crumbly but beginning to come together. Press into an 8-inch square cake pan or glass dish. Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour, then slice and serve.

*This recipe consists mostly of tossing the ingredients into a food processor, then letting the bars set in the refrigerator. Increase the dates to a whole cup if you like your raw energy bars more sticky than crumbly!