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Healthy Energy Bars // gluten-free recipe {guest post}

February 6, 2015
Low carb energy bars via that nordic feeling

I’ve asked a hand full of inspiring and talented people to each write a guest post for the blog to keep you entertained while I’m off on holiday in Southeast Asia. Eight up is Ditte Ingemann, a food & lifestyle photographer, cookbook author and food blogger extraordinaire.

Ditte Ingemann

Ditte is a dietitian, a genius in the kitchen and super-duper nice. I find lots of inspiration on her blog the Food Club and in her cookbooks – she’s just published a new one, that I must own too. She’s sharing one of her brand new recipes with us, yum! Welcome Ditte!

Energy bars with coconut

Low carb energy bars via that nordic feeling

I’m so happy that Rikke has asked my to “babysit” her blog while she’s enjoying her vacation. I want to share a recipe from my new cook book “Low Carb fra The Food Club” and it’s one of my favorite recipes.

It’s easy, healthy and really tasty. You can use these energy bars as a snack, a small dessert or as a sweet treat for the pinic. I recommend making a large portion and keep them in the fridge.

Low carb energy bars via that nordic feeling


makes 15-18 bars

150 g. unsalted cashew nuts
100 g. shredded coconut
2 tbsp chia seeds
50 g. hemp protein powder
15 soft dates, pitted
5 tbsp soft coconut oil
3-4 tbsp raw cacao powder
about 8-10 tbsp water


Freeze dried berries or sea buckthorn

Add all ingrediens in a blender or food processor and blend until everything is combined – if the mixture feels too dry, add more water.

Line a loaf pan (20*22 cm) with a piece of parchment paper and press the mixture into the pan with slightly wet fingers. Sprinkle a handful of freeze dried berries on top – chill for at least an hour or overnight. Cut into large or small bars, as desired. Wrap each bar in plastic wrap and store the bars in the fridge for several weeks or in the freezer.


Low carb energy bars via that nordic feeling

Thank you Ditte. I am going to make these when I get back – such a great idea for a healthy snack. If you want to see more of Ditte’s beautiful photos and find more of her fab recipes, go check her blog the Food Club and find Ditte on Instagram under @ditsen.

I am loving the guest posts while I’m away – more exciting ones to come, stay tuned!

Photos: Ditte Ingemann

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  • Avatar
    Reply Birgitte February 6, 2015 at 16:35

    Jeg har netop købt din bog Low Carb, og overvejede denne opskrift. Men jeg tænkte på, om du har et forslag til, hvad hampeprotein kan erstattes med? :-)

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke March 1, 2015 at 22:33

      Hej Birgitte,

      Jeg tror ikke, Ditte ser kommentarer her på min blog – du må nok prøve at kontakte hende på hendes egen blog eller pr email :-)

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