Wild Blueberry Energy Bars

Use your protein powder for something other than post-workout smoothies.

Wild Blueberry Energy Bars
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Several studies have shown a link between eating both wild and cultivated blueberries and cancer prevention. These energy bars are made with wild blueberries, which have a more intense blueberry flavor and are frozen at harvest, which helps lock in their nutrients. You can find wild blueberries all year-round in the freezer section in many grocery stores.

Nutrition (per bar)

Calories: 303; total fat: 17g; saturated fat: 2g; protein: 13g; carbohydrates: 30g; fiber: 8g; sugar: 13g; cholesterol: 0mg; sodium: 87mg

Recipe and photo by Lindsay Livingston, R.D. of The Lean Green Bean.

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Prep time

15 min.

  • 1 cup chopped, pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup frozen wild blueberries
  • 1/2 cup (2 scoops) protein powder (use your favorite vanilla or chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup almond butter

Place all ingredients in a food processor, and process until well-combined.

Press into an 8x8" pan, and refrigerate 1 hour.

Cut into 6-8 bars, and store in fridge until ready to eat.