Intravenous tubes sustaining us with protein. Catheters removing our bodily wastes. Amniotic like fluids maintaining homeostasis amidst all piloting conditions. Enhanced computerized filtering of all sights and sounds.
That is what life is like inside a pod, and life is good.
Outside the pod is a different story entirely for a capsuleer. Muscle atrophy, overpowering spices and tastes in foods, nauseating scents assaulting our olefactory; regular life can be brutal when you’re not accustomed to it. Never take normalcy for granted my friends.
Something I’ve always kept handy when leaving my ship; something I’ve always trusted not to make me gag when my senses are new and weak; something that is healthy but perceived as somewhat “normal” among the civilians is power bars. Power bars can pretty much sustain you when needed, though I don’t recommend it, but if you need an extra boost to your day, give these a try.
Minmatar Power Bars
- 2 cups almonds (raw)
- 1/2 cup flax seed
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
- 1/2 cup unsalted almond butter
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 4 drops stevia liquid
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup dark chocolate 73% or higher (optional)
- Place almonds, flax seeds, shredded coconut, almond butter and salt in a food processor.
- Pulse briefly, about 10 seconds.
- In a small sauce pan, melt coconut oil over very low heat.
- Remove coconut oil from stove, stir stevia, agave and vanilla into oil.
- Add coconut oil mixture to food processor and pulse until ingredients form a coarse paste.
- Press mixture into an 8 x 8 glass baking dish.
- Chill in refrigerator in 1 hour, until mixture hardens.
- In a small saucepan, melt chocolate over very low heat, stirring continuously.
- Spread melted chocolate over bars; return to refrigerator for 30 minutes, until chocolate hardens.
- Remove from refrigerator, cut into bars and serve.
SERVING SIZE: Makes 20 bars