View Full Version : Please help me figure out this recipe...
04-03-2010, 09:45 PM
I went to Whole Foods earlier today (on a side note - I fall more and more in love with that palce every time I'm there :)) and ended up buying an organic raw 'Spirulina Bar" just out of pure curiosity to see what it would taste like. I wasn't really expecting to like it all that much, but OH MY GOODNESS it was YUMMY!!! The price, however, not so yummy. $2.82 for a single bar is more than I would like to spend on something that I'm sure I can make myself, given the right ingredients and proportions. The ingredients I have, but I'm very unsure of the proportions. Could someone/anyone/everyone give me some suggestions as to how you would go about making this or what specific proportions you would use?
The ingredients list on the package reads as follows:
Bananas, Coconut, Sprouted Almonds, Sprouted Sunflower Seeds, Dates, Sprouted Flax, Spirulina
04-03-2010, 09:59 PM
hmm... I'm the sort of person who doesn't like recipes, just jumps in and does it themselves.
It would depend on the consistency of the bar, this would determine the ratios, but as I can't see it I'd simply assume that the bar is of a medium consistency.
Do you know if the bar is dehydrated? Most I know aren't but the ingredients may be. I'd say the ingredients can be broken up into the following two groups:
sprouted almonds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
the dry ingrredients will make up the bulk of the bar, with the moist ingredients used to 'wet' it and hold it together and also to sweeten it.
so maybe the main base is the coconut and the sprouted almonds and sunflower seeds. maybe 2/3 of the mixture made of of these.
Then comes the flax (less of this than the other sprouted seeds as this has a distinct taste) then the spirulina ( this would only be a teaspoon or so at most) with the total coming to just over 2/3rds.
Then the combined banana and dates would maybe make up the other 1/3rd.
But this is all just a guess, the best way to check would be to go ahead and experiment and just play with the portions. Too wet? add more dry ingredients. Too dry? Add more wet ingredients. Too much of one taste, try adding another ingredient to mask it.
That's what I'd do anyways.
04-03-2010, 10:01 PM
Seeing that Bananas are the #1 ingrediant I would mash some up, then add smaller amounts of the following ingrediants,: coconut, almonds, sun seeds, etc..& then add the spirulina a little at a time ~while taste testing along the way. Spirulina is big-time powerful taste-wise.
Try mixing it up & then dehydrating a bit~if needed & cutting into bars. I've re-created bars by using the package ingrediants & they have came out very close to the originals. Who knows, your bars may be better. Just experiment & have FUN :)
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