It's best to freeze them at least a half hour before eating them but I've eaten them right away and, as long as the nut or seed butter base I used was thick and gooey, instead of watery, they're still deliciously perfect.
You will need:
1. 1 cup quick organic oats
2. 4 T maple syrup OR stevia to taste (you can sample the batter as you make this; I recommend tasting as you go so you can adjust these measurements to suit your own tastes)
3. 1/8 cup organic cacao powder (I recommend Bright Earth's 100% organic cacao powder)
4. 1 T powdered organic vanilla
5. 1 T ceylon cinnamon
6. 1/8 t cardamom
7. 1/4 t pink Himalayan sea salt
8. 1 cup creamy (or crunchy!) almond butter, peanut butter (withOUT palm oil - make sure the sole ingredient is peanuts), cashew butter, or other nut or seed butter of your choice.
9. 1 T spirulina powder
10. 1 t L-ascorbic Vitamin C powder *optional (immunity and binds to heavy metals to help eliminate them)
11. 1 t carao syrup (to boost iron levels and athletic endurance) *optional
12. A little coconut oil to grease the pan and to put on your hands to prevent the mixture from sticking to them while you knead it.
13. 3-4 dates
14. A handful of raisins and/or shredded, unsweetened coconut
Other Optional Add-In's:
Apricots, figs or other dried fruits you like (each has its own health benefits - apricot for iron, cranberries for urinary and digestive health, dried tart cherries for their anti-inflammatory properties, etc.), crushed chlorella tablets for extra detox, walnuts for additional Omega-3's, MSM organic sulfur (to boost skin and joint health), the contents of a probiotic capsule for additional gut health benefits, etc. For even more protein, add a scoop of Garden of Earth unflavored, unsweetened, vegan protein powder. You can really create the perfect clean on-the-go meal to suit exactly what you need.
For ease, I've put links to some of the harder-to-find ingredients below, however, you should be able to get most of these easily from any good health food store.