S.e.e.d. café: Energy bars, smoothies, salads, and more healthy dish options

Chef Joe Meyers of s.e.e.d. café stopped by to show us some healthy food options, including homemade energy bars and smoothies!

Here are the recipes from Friday's show:

YIELD: 15 bars

1 Can 15 oz White Beans (drained and rinsed)
½ Cup Peanut Butter
¼ Cup Agave Syrup
¼ Cup Pineapple, crushed
¼ Cup Coconut Water
½ tsp Ginger, ground
¼ tsp Sea Salt
½ Cup Rolled Oats
¼ Cup Whole Wheat Flour
¾ Cup Protein Powder
½ Cup Chocolate covered goji berries
¼ Cup Chocolate chips
½ Cup Dried Pineapple
½ Cup Shredded coconut

1. Preheat turbochef to 350.
2. Place the first eight ingredients into the robot-coupe and process until smooth.
3. Add the rolled oats, whole wheat flour, and protein powder to the robot-coupe.  Pulse mixture until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.  Do not overmix.
4. Remove mixture from robot coupe and place into mixing bowl.
5. Fold in the goji berries, coconut, and pineapple with a large rubber spatula.
6. Portion mixer with the scoop and roll into ball.  Gently push down on balls to form round "cookies" and place on a cooking sheet.
7. Cook in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for 15-18 minutes.

YIELD: 1 Smoothie

1 Cup coconut water
1 Cup Frozen Pineapple
1 Cup Frozen Mango
1 Cup Fresh Spinach Leaves
1 Cup Kale

1. Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
2. Pour into 16 oz clear plastic cup and lid and serve with an orange straw.

2 Cup Cooked quinoa
¼ Cup Flax Meal
½ Cup Water
½ Tsp Sea Salt
1/3 Cup Chives, finely chopped
1 Cup Sweet onion, small, finely chopped
1/3 Cup Vegan Cheese, small diced
2 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped
1 Tbsp Crushed red pepper
3 Turns Fresh cracked pepper
¾ Cup Bread crumbs    

1. Combine flax meal and warm water and let sit for 20 minutes
2. Combine quinoa, flax mixture, and salt in mixing bowl.
3. Stir in the chives, sweet onion, vegan cheese, garlic, red pepper, and cracked pepper until incorporated.
4. Stir in the bread crumbs in well and allow to rest for about 5 minutes.
5. Test mixture for proper moisture content.  You should be able to form into patties without it being wet and mushy or dry and crumbly.  If wet, stir in more bread crumbs.  If dry, add water to achieve desired consistency.
6. Portion mixture using the 4 oz handled scoop.  Shape patties into rectangles approx. the size of the nine-grain bread.  Be sure the patties are packed uniformly and will not fall apart.  
7. Cook on quinoa patty setting of turbochef.  Flip patties over and repeat on same setting.
8. Remove from oven and pan and place in walk-in to cool.
9. Once cooled, place patties in a 1/6th pan separated with patty paper.  Label, date, cover, and refrigerate.

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