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Agave Energy Bars

A little pick me up after your workout or for an afternoon sweet treat!  Healthy and so much better than a candy bar!  Even my 16 year old likes to snack on these bars.

Ingredients:Agave Energy Bars

•   1 cup crushed wheat flakes (or your favorite cereal)
•   1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
•   1/2 cup sesame seeds
•   1/3 cup sliced raw almonds
•   2 tbsp ground flaxseed
•   1 tsp lucama powder
•   1/4 cup raw cacao nibs
•   1/3 raw agave nectar or raw coconut nectar
•   cooking spray
Instructions:

Coat a medium mixing bowl with cooking spray and add all ingredients except agave nectar; stir to mix well.  Bring agave nectar to a boil over medium heat.  Reduce heat to low and simmer about 6 minutes.  Pour over cereal mixture and stir to coat evenly.  Press mixture into a 8×8 pan than has been coated with cooking spray.  Place in refrigerator to cool completely.  Cut into bars.

Enjoy!

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Sunburgers

Sun BurgerAnother creation using my Excalibur dehydrator and the informative dehydration guide Preserve It Naturally.  If you are so inclined to buy a dehydrator I would highly recommend the Excalibur brand.  I purchased the nine tray model and am so glad I did.  You can dry so many things simultaneously.

I made these sunburgers twice and these were much better the second time around.  My first attempt I used way too much Braggs Liquid Aminos and they were too salty for my taste and I love salty things…

So here is my version of the Sunburgers recipe:

Ingredients:

•    2 cups raw sunflower seeds,  soaked 6 – 8 hours
•    ½ cup carrots, sliced
•    ½ cup celery, sliced
•    3 green onions, sliced
•    1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
•    1 cup raw spinach, shredded
•    ¼ cup fresh basil
•    ¼ cup fresh parsley
•    Braggs Liquid Aminos  to taste
•    ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions:

Drain the water off the sunflower seeds.  Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend well.  Scoop out mixture and form into patties and place on dehydrator trays.

Dry at  105°F for 12 -24 hours until dry.    I dried these for 12 hours initially and then turned them over to continue to dry for another 12 hours.  We enjoyed these sunburgers with sliced tomato and guacamole.  No bun required…

Enjoy!

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