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Tired of spending tons of money on artificial bars from the supermarket? We give you an alternative for your breakfast or midday snacks.
The amaranth plant is native to Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, and Ecuador. It was one of the main foods of the pre-Columbian culture and during the Spanish colonization, amaranth was eliminated from the indigenous diet due to religious beliefs.
They are ideal for breakfast or as a snack between meals. But, most importantly, it has great health benefits. It is one of the most important sources of protein, as it exceeds most cereals. In addition, it controls diarrhea, prevents colon cancer, and helps in the control of osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, constipation, chronic kidney failure, liver failure, celiac disease. They are also recommended in the diet for autistic people and are beneficial for patients with high caloric requirements.
- A cup of puffed amaranth seeds
- A cup of grated coconut
- A quarter cup of sesame seeds
- A quarter cup of sunflower seeds
- A quarter cup of flax seeds
- Five tbsp of honey
- Three tbsp of coconut oil
- A tsp of vanilla essence
- A bunch of chopped walnuts
- A bunch of raisins
- Cover a 24x24 cm plate with parchment paper.
- Mix the amaranth with coconut, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds.
- Bring the honey and oil to low heat until they are unified, then remove from the fire.
- Add this preparation to the amaranth mixture and stir until well combined.
- Add the vanilla, walnuts, and raisins. Put on the plate and with our hands, we press well until a layer is formed.
- Take the freezer to harden. Serve cut into bars.