Fibre? Check. Antioxidants? Check. Essential vitamins and minerals? Check. Tastes amazing? Triple check! These yummy bites are a constant feature in my freezer for those grab and go super bites to fuel and nourish you on the go!
Know your Nutrients
Packing a punch when it comes to energy, pumpkin seeds are rich in healthy fats and protein. 100 g of pumpkin seeds provide 30g of protein. A great addition to your post workout smoothie! They are also rich in all B-complex vitamins and essential minerals like copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium - just to name a few right! Whole seeds keep well for few months placed in cool dry place. However, hulled pumpkin kernels deteriorate soon if exposed to warm, humid conditions; therefore, should be placed in an air-seal container and stored inside the refrigerator.
- 1 cup almonds
- ½ cup walnuts, pecans, or your favorite nut
- ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- ⅓ cup golden raisins or chopped dates
- ⅔ cup pumpkin seeds
- ⅔ cup sunflower seeds
- 3 Tbsp sesame seeds
- 3 Tbsp chia seeds
- 4 drops of orange or citrus essential oils
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- ½ cup honey
- Preheat the oven to 180 C.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Roughly chop the nuts, then mix together all ingredients except for the coconut oil and honey in a large bowl.
- Separately mix together the oil and honey, then pour over the nut/seed mixture, and stir until everything is evenly coated.
- Pour into the baking tray on top of the baking paper and spread into an even layer .
- Bake for 15-20 minutes keeping an eye on seeds to ensure they don't become to dark.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes, then transfer the entire tray into the freezer. Allow to freeze for a minimum of 4 hours.
- Remove from the freezer and slice up into your desired bar/bite size.
- Keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer.