Monday, February 10, 2014

{For the Love of QUIONA-Day One} Quiona Date Bars

 As I touched on in my last post, Quinoa has some AMAZING benefits. 

I have come to have a new found {LOVE} for Quinoa lately, so I decided to dub this week {For the Love of Quinoa}!!!

So begins {Day ONE}.....


Quiona Date Bars

1 c. Medjool Dates (approximately 12-15)
1/2 c. Slivered Almonds
1/2 c. Cacao Chips (60% or higher) or Nibs
1/4 c. Shredded Coconut, unsweetened 
1/4 c. PB2 (optional)
1/3 c. Red Quinoa

1 T. water


Remove all the pits from your dates


Combine all your ingredients EXCEPT water into your food processor


and because EVERYTHING is better with Quinoa, I added some of that ;)


Process until you get a crumb-like consistency



Add 1 T. water and blend until a ball of dough forms


Turn out onto a piece of parchment paper


Roughly form into a square-ish shape


Using another piece of parchment paper, place over the top and roll out to desired thickness (I prefer 3/4")


Refridgerate for about 30 minutes and cut into desired size


I left mine on the parchment and store in an airtight container in the fridge!!!! 

So...not only does Quinoa have great health benefits, but dates do also. These bars are just CRAM PACKED with energy to help you through the day.

(source: organicfacts.net)

Is there something that you would like to see covered this week?  What is your favorite Quinoa recipe? Leave me a comment below!

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