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Dr. Joel Fuhrman Recipes - Go Berry Breakfast Bars

By Edited Dec 18, 2015 0 0

A Great Dr. Joel Fuhrman Recipe for Breakfast Bars

One of my favorite Dr. Joel Fuhrman recipes is the Go Berry Breakfast Bars.  They are very easy to make, and contain a number of foods that are packed with micronutrients, antioxidants, and essential vitamins and minerals.  This recipe was taken from Dr. Fuhrman's book, titled 'Super Immunity'.  

Go Berry Breakfast Bars
Serves 8

    1 ripe banana
    1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
    1 cup frozen blueberries, thawed
    1/4 cup raisins
    1/8 cup pomegranate juice
    2 tablespoons finely chopped dates
    1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
    1 tablespoon goji berries
    1 tablespoon raw sunflower seeds
    2 tablespoons ground flax seeds

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mash peeled banana in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Lightly wipe an 8X8 inch baking pan with a small amount of olive oil.  Spread mixture in pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool on wire rack and cut into bars. Refrigerate any leftover bars.

What I like to do is make the breakfast bars the night before and put them in the refrigerator, then they're ready to eat the next morning.  They also make a great snack that you can easily take with you when you leave the house.  

One other personal modification I have done is add another banana to the recipe.  It gives the bars a little more substance, and makes them a little more filling.  However, that is just my personal preference.  I also tend to sprinkle a little cinnamon on top, mainly because I really like cinnamon!

The basis of Dr. Joel Fuhrman's recipes are to include as many high nutrient, or nutrient-dense, foods as possible.  Including nutrient-dense foods in your diet helps reduce the risk of obtaining diseases, and also leads to weight loss and overall superior health.  That is why I like this recipe so much.  It is filled with a number of high nutrient foods, that are also high in antioxidants, and the end result is a great tasting breakfast bar!  

Super Immunity
As I mentioned earlier, this recipe was taken from Dr. Fuhrman's book, 'Super Immunity'.  This book details how your diet has a direct correlation with the diseases you obtain throughout your life.  It touches on how your diet affects all illnesses, from minor colds and headaches to cancer and heart disease.  It's a very interesting book that personally made me decide to start eating healthier foods.  If you're interested in purchasing the book, it can be found on Amazon.com.

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