The easiest way to live a more sustainable life is probably to eat good food, either organic or locally sourced, and if possible, vegetarian or vegan. With just a few simple choices like these, you can already do a lot of good and be as gentle as possible to the environment.
I try to eat vegan as often as possible, not only for enviromental reasons, but for health reasons too. But living in a quiet small city, where most of the people eat meat for lunch, it can be quite hard surviving the day without starving to death on just plant-based food. So I try to make snacks at home and then bring my own lunch boxes to work.
Tove always talked about making müsli bars, so I decided to come up with something even better for her: a power bar filled with lots of awesome and nice ingredients. It is perfect if I need some energy or just want to have something sweet during the day. Even though it’s completely sugar-free, it’s just as sweet as candy. I love it and could eat all of them at once. (I was snacking on the mix already when I was making it!) There are so many good, healthy and powerful ingredients in it, that you’ll never want to buy one of the sugar filled energy bars in the grocery store again.
Powerbars: (makes about 15 bars)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 tsp cocao powder
- 1 cup of almonds
- 1 cup of hazelnuts
Place them in a food processor and mix them, but not too long, just that they are still crumbly.
- 1 cup of dates
- 1 cup dried apricots
- ½ cup dried figs
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup cranberries
Mix them in a food processor until you get a sticky dough.
Blend all the ingredients together and add
- 3 tbsp coconut oil.
Blend it well by hand. (I couldn’t take a picture of that because my hands were all sticky)
Then press it on a tray about 1cm thick and bake it for 10 minutes at 180 degrees.
Let it cool down, slice it into pieces and enjoy. You can store it for up to one week.