This is the perfect snack or travel treat. It's naturally sweetened with bananas and dates, and the nuts and seeds are soaked, making it easy to digest. Leave it in the dehydrator until it is completely dry for a crunchy brittle, or take it out while it is still soft for a chewy snack. The herbs in this recipe help balance out the symptoms of menopause.
Shatavari is a cooling and nourishing herb for both women and men. It is traditionally used in Ayurveda for PMS, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menopause, and endometriosis because it tones, cleanses, nourishes, and strengthens the female reproductive organs. Shatavari supports deeper tissue and builds blood to prepare the womb for conception and to prevent miscarriage. It also acts as a postpartum tonic to increase lactation and to normalize the uterus and the changing hormones.
(use organic ingredients where possible)
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 4 bananas
- 3 tbsp freshly ground flax meal
- 1⁄2 cup almonds, soaked, drained, and coarsely chopped
- 1⁄2 cup cashews, soaked, drained, and coarsely chopped
- 1⁄2 cup pumpkin seeds, soaked, drained, and coarsely chopped
- 1½ cups dried unsweetened coconut
- 1 tbsp shatavari extract
- 1 tbsp baobab powder
- 1 tbsp white kidney bean powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp celtic sea salt