I first discovered Powerstart a few months ago when a friend, who joined us sailing, bought a bag of Powerstart along for his breakfast. I was instantly intrigued. I love the idea of superfoods and try to include as many as possible in my diet. What can be better than a food packed full of nutrients! Almost immediately, I was formulating ideas of things I could do with this product. Obvious bliss balls were forefront in my mind, as were fruit and nut bars. This is my first creation using Powerstart. I used the Cacao Powerstart for this recipe. To see what other flavours they have click here.
“Powerstart was formulated to be the most nutritionally dense breakfast possible, attaining the highest possible amounts of protein, omega fats and anti-oxidants”
Jason Olderoy – Naturopath & Founder of Powerstart
I first made this recipe with 1/4 of a cup of dried fruit and I had a couple of people tell me it wasn’t sweet enough. I don’t have a sweet tooth so it was perfect for me. I made a second batch with more fruit and it was better received by the friends who enjoy a sweet treat or two. I, on the other hand, found it a little too sweet and will go back to using only a 1/4 of dried fruit. So you may want to play around with the amount of fruit you use (ingredient six**). If you like very sweet start with 1/2 a cup of fruit etc.
1/2 cup Powerstart
1/2 cup LSA*
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
1/4 – 1/2 cup mixed dried fruit** (cranberries, blueberries, goji etc)
1/4 cup cocoa or cacao
2 Tbs psyllium
1/2 cup raisins
3/4 cup coconut milk
A little dark chocolate to melt if desired, to top the slices.
Add the first eight ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix until well blended.
Put the raisins and the coconut milk in a food processor and blend for a minute.
Mix the coconut and raisin into the dry ingredients until well blended.
Press into a tray, sprinkle with coconut and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Once it is firm slice it into bars. Drizzle with melted chocolate if desired.
*LSA is a ground mix of linseed, sunflower and almond.
About the ingredients
Powerstart (Cacao) – This mix includes, flax seeds, chia seeds, macadamia nuts, cacao nibs, goji berries and pomegranate powder. For a full list of ingredients click here. High in protein, omega fats, anti-oxidants and it is gluten-free.
LSA (Linseed, Sunflower and Almond) – Healthy fats – omega’s 3 and 6, high fibre, vitamins and minerals and it is gluten-free.
Desiccated Coconut – High fibre, iron and minerals (gluten-free).
Raisins – High fibre, iron, calcium and anti-oxidants (gluten-free)
Psyllium – an excellent source of fibre and is gluten-free.
Chia seeds – high in fibre and good fats – omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, high protein (14% by weight) and gluten-free.
Cocoa – high in fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is also gluten-free.
Walnuts – low Carbohydrates (and most carbs in the walnuts are fibre). High in good fats omega-6 and Omega-3, and contains huge amounts of antioxidants. Walnuts contain many vitamins and minerals and are gluten-free.
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