Super Seed Granola Bars
Granola bars make such a great snack and I was on a quest to create an ultra-healthy granola bar that I could eat as a nutritious breakfast or snack. This bar is that and more, plus it’s school-safe!
These granola bars have a great mix of superfood seeds, essential fatty acids (omega-3 and 6) and a nice blend of complex carbohydrates, protein and fat. The banana is a great way to add natural sweetness to these granola bars too. I also had to throw in some chocolate chips and dried fruit because let’s get serious, you have to balance out all those healthy ingredients. I used dark chocolate dairy-free chocolate chips.
Below are some of the key ingredients which makes these granola bars oh so good for you.
Hemp Hearts: They are a blend of both essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). They also contain gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which can be especially beneficial for women’s health.
Sunflower Seeds: They are a good source of B-complex vitamins and antioxidants like Vitamin E, which help neutralize free radicals in the body. They are also a good source of magnesium, selenium and essential fatty acids.
Pumpkin Seeds: They are rich in omega-3’s and minerals like manganese, magnesium and zinc. They also have natural anti-microbial properties, which include anti-fungal and antiviral benefits.
Chia Seeds: These are one of my favourite super seeds because they are an amazing source of soluble fibre, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids.
These granola bars can be stored in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for 1 – 2 months. I enjoyed them all week for breakfast or a snack. These may become a new fav!