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Chocolate Cherry Orange Granola Bars

Whether you’re preparing to grill or making my Chocolate Cherry Orange Granola Bars to take on your outing, Thrive Algae Oil is always the best heart-healthy choice no matter your need!

This post is sponsored by Thrive® Culinary Algae Oil. As always, thank you for reading and for supporting companies I partner with, which allows me to create unique content and recipes for you from readily accessible ingredients. All opinions are always my own.

I’m making a pledge right here, right now that I’ll no longer waste money on those stale, eco-harmful bars. From now on, I’m making these super easy, no-bake Chocolate Cherry Orange Granola Bars whenever the craving hits.

These bars don’t have a ton of ingredients, but each one is very important, including the oil. It’ll come as no surprise that I’ve tried a number of cooking oils over the years. From grass-fed Irish butter to the finest olive oils, and avocado oils — I’ve sampled them all.

It wasn’t until I recently tried Thrive® Culinary Algae Oil that I realized that there’s still so much out there I don’t know about some of the ingredients I cook with. Thrive is an all-purpose cooking oil that you can use in so many different applications.

It’s made from algae, one of nature’s original superfoods, so you know it brings goodness to your heart, kitchen, and the planet. You might be thinking the same thing I was before I tried it. “Algae? Won’t it taste like, fish?”

Maybe I’m actually the only person who thought that, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Thrive Algae Oil is actually completely neutral in flavor – the algae was originally sourced from the sap of a chestnut tree, not water.

It’s light in appearance and in taste, so it lets your food shine no matter what. I’ve used it when sautéing and searing (it has a smoke point of up to 485ºF!) as well as for baking and dressings. The best part of Thrive has to be the heart-healthy benefits.

In fact, it contains the highest level of good monounsaturated fat and the lowest level of saturated fat compared to any other cooking oil. That’s awesome! I highly highly recommend you check it out, whether you love cooking or just looking to make a healthy swap in your kitchen.

Check out their store locator to see where you can purchase near you or buy on Amazon! They just got picked up by all Whole Foods locations and can be found at other nationwide stores like Wal-Mart and Target, so keep an eye out!

  holding a granola bar in the park granola bars stacked on a serving platter sitting on park bench eating granola bar pouring oil into bowl to mix ingredients

 

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