Finding healthy snacks is no easy task. Grocery store shelves are full of snacks that claim to be “healthy”, but they can still be extremely processed or even contain unhealthy ingredients. The easiest way to get healthy snacks that you actually enjoy is to make your own!
These almond and cranberry protein bars provide a simple, tasty way to fill your belly between meals. With a good quality protein powder, Cinnamon oil, and other healthy ingredients (like cranberries, nuts, and oats), this will quickly become your new favourite snack.
2 cups oats
½ cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup raw almonds, roughly chopped
1 cup Protein Powder
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup preferred sweetener (try honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar)
¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of sea salt (optional)
1–2 drops Cinnamon essential oil
Essential Oil Spotlight
Cinnamon is derived from a tropical, evergreen tree that grows up to 45 feet high and has highly fragrant bark, leaves, and flowers. Extracted from bark, Cinnamon oil supports healthy metabolic function and helps maintain a healthy immune system when needed most.* Cinnamon is frequently used in mouth rinses and chewing gums. Cinnamon has a long history of culinary uses, adding spice to desserts, entrées, and hot drinks. Due to its high content of cinnamaldehyde, Cinnamon should be diluted with a carrier oil when applied to the skin and only one to two drops are needed for internal benefits.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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