These yummy, antioxidant-rich bars are great for an on-the-go breakfast or dessert. Substitute dried blueberries or cherries for the goji berries if desired.
1 medium ripe banana
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup frozen blueberries, thawed
1/4 cup raisins
1/8 cup pomegranate juice
2 tablespoons finely chopped dates
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon Goji berries or other unsulfured dried fruit
1 tablespoon raw sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mash banana in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Lightly wipe an eight inch square baking pan with a small amount of olive oil. Spread mixture into pan.
Bake for 25 minutes. Cool on wire rack and cut into bars.
Refrigerate any leftover bars.
Calories 137; Protein 3 g; Carbohydrates 26 g; Total Fat 3.5 g; Saturated Fat 0.4 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 3 mg; Fiber 3.9 g; Beta-Carotene 64 ug; Vitamin C 3mg; Calcium 18 mg; Iron 3.9 mg; Folate 14 ug; Magnesium 25 mg; Zinc 0.3 mg; Selenium 1.7 ug
Dr. Joel Fuhrman