Recipe: No Bake Energy Slice Recipe

Recipe: No Bake Energy Slice Recipe

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no bake energy slice recipe

This no bake energy slice recipe makes the perfect postpartum snack.

I feel like every recipe includes Dates right now and while they are yummy, I like to swap out Dates for either Prunes or Dried Apricots in many recipes because they are lower in sugar and also, variety is good!
Try this no bake energy slice recipe if you have a bag of dried apricots hanging around in the back of the cupboard/fridge like I did.
I always opt for the preservative free apricots - they will appear dark brown instead of bright orange but taste just as good I promise!

I actually like to eat this no bake energy slice with some natural yoghurt as it's a great little breakfast bar as well as postpartum snack.

1 cup preservative free dried apricots
1/2 cup water
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup sultanas
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup cashews
1 tbsp cacao

Blend the dried apricots and water into a paste.***
Add all other ingredients to the apricot paste in a bowl and mix well.
Spread mixture into a small baking paper lined tray.
Put into the fridge over night (or for at least a few hours - it needs this time to all become one).
Slice into 12ish pieces.

***NOTE - You will need a powerful blender to blitz the apricots. Soaking for a few hours before can help to soften them.

Benefits of these ingredients

Almonds - Rich in antioxidants, unsaturated fats, protein, fibre, vitamin E and magnesium. A small handful of mixed raw nuts (20-30g) per day is associated with multiple health benefits including weight management, heart health and metabolic health (blood glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides). 
Pumpkin seeds - AKA pepitas. Lend themselves well to both sweet and savoury meals. These pretty little green seeds are particularly nutritious providing unsaturated fats, fibre, protein, magnesium, zinc and iron amongst other nutrients.
Dates - Whilst dates do contain quite a bit of natural sugar, they also come bundled up with fibre, antioxidants and minerals. We love to use dates, dried apricots and prunes in our sweet treats. Fun Fact: 6 dates per day (from 36 weeks) may shorten the first stage of labour. If Medjool dates (the larger softer kind), 3 should be sufficient! 

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