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#RooibosRecipe: Energy Seed Bars by Carmen Niehaus

These bars are packed with almonds and a variety of seeds, ideal for a quick on-the-go energy booster and the perfect lunch box or work-out treat. A big bonus is the rooibos powder with its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which add extra goodness to the bars by helping to boost the immune system. The added flaxseed is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids while the hydrolysed collagen from grass-fed beef adds to better joint and bone health.

Makes 8 – 10 bars

Preparation time

Baking time: 40 min


50 g whole almonds

125 ml (½ c) oats or coconut

125 ml (1/2 c) pumpkin seeds

45 – 60 ml (3 – 4 T) chia seeds

30 ml (2 T) sesame seeds

Pinch of salt

10 ml (2 t) Carmién Green Rooibos Powder with Echinacea & Baobab

45 ml (3 T) honey

30 ml (2 T) coconut oil, melted

1 slab (80 g) dark chocolate, sugar-free if preferred, melted (optional)


Preheat the oven to 170°C. Line a small baking tin with baking paper and spray well with cooking spray.

1 Mix together the almonds, oats or coconut, seeds, salt and rooibos powder.

2 Mix together the honey and coconut oil, add to the nut mixture and mix well.

3 Spoon into the prepared baking tin and press down firmly with a spatula.

4 Bake for 40 minutes.

5 Remove from oven and cool in the baking tin. Then gently lift from the baking tin and transfer to a cutting board. Use a large, serrated knife and cut into 8 bars.

6 Spread or drizzle melted chocolate over each bar.

7 Store in an airtight container with baking paper in between to prevent them from sticking together.