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Nuts & Seeds Energy Bar with Grass-Fed Collagen

Tasty and nutrition-filled energy bars are everyone’s favourites! Upgrade your healthy snack with added grass-fed collagen for further health benefits.

Most often, collagen is associated with skin benefits, but collagen’s health benefits go much deeper than just skin deep. It is very rich in amino acid glycine – a 100 grams of grass-fed beef collagen contains ca. 21 grams of this important nutrition. Higher serum glycine level is associated with improved insulin sensitivity and better lipid and inflammatory profile in plasma, such as higher HDL and lower triglycerides [1].

Feel free to experiment with the nuts/seeds in this recipe. After many trials, the combination below is my personal favourite, but other nuts and seeds of your choice can create nice variations.

Ingredients:

2 dl Organic unroasted pumpkin seeds, unsalted

2 dl Organic unroasted sunflower seeds

3/4 dl Organic black sesame seeds; can be replaced with white sesame seeds

1 dl Organic raw pistachio nut kernels, unsalted

1.5 tsp Fresh ginger, grated

2 tsp Cinnamon, grounded

½ tsp Nutmeg, grounded

2 Tbs Grass-fed collagen

A pinch of vanilla powder

4-5 Tbs Organic maple syrup, according to your taste for sweetness

Steps:

1) Set oven to 150 C/300 F. Cover an oven plate with a non-sticking baking sheet

2) In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup and the collagen. Mix well to dissolve the collagen

3) On the baking sheet, mix all the nuts and seeds, the ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla powder so that they are evenly distributed

4) Drizzle the maple syrup/collagen mixture to 3). Mix with a hand to coat the dry ingredients with the syrup mixture evenly

5) Flatten out the mixture to cover the entire baking sheet evenly. Easiest to do this with a bare and moist hand

6) Bake the mixture in the oven for 20-30 minutes until the mixture is no longer to a finger

7) Take the plate out of the oven let cool in the room temperature. Cut or break into easy-to-eat pieces

Enjoy!

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6198663/

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