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When I created this recipe, I used to be extra enthusiastic about it than I had been about nearly some other publish. I performed round with recipes to make a simple, selfmade, kid-approved, all-natural, uncooked, gluten-free, dairy-free, transportable power bar that wasn’t too messy.
After months of trial and error (primarily error) and a messy kitchen, I stumbled upon a recipe that’s not solely straightforward to make however tastes nice and meets all of my different necessities. And they value much less to make than standard power bars too.
Since creating my authentic Wellness Bar, I’ve additionally give you a few different varieties. I generally make chia seed energy bars or chocolate coconut energy bars as a substitute. Both are tasty, easy, and filled with vitamins.
Why Make an Energy Bar, You Ask?
I do know, there are already so many on the market to select from. The downside is, I’m probably not a fan of the elements in most of them. There are a number of issues actually. Many of them comprise fillers, chemical substances, and synthetic flavorings. Also, since they need to be shipped and saved on a shelf, they often comprise preservatives.
Don’t imagine me? Here is the listing of elements from Clif Bar’s personal web site for his or her Chocolate Almond Fudge Bar:
Ingredients: Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Rolled Oats, ClifProfessional® (Soy Rice Crisps [Soy Protein Isolate, Rice Flour, Barley Malt Extract], Organic Roasted Soybeans, Organic Soy Flour), Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavors), Almond Butter, Dry Roasted Almonds, Organic Fig Paste, Cocoa, ClifCrunch® (Apple Fiber, Organic Oat Fiber, Organic Milled Flaxseed, Inulin [Chicory Extract], Psyllium), Sea Salt, Natural Flavors.
Besides the truth that the phrase “soy” (an ingredient I avoid) seems on that label 5 occasions, the primary ingredient is brown rice syrup. On a meals label, elements are listed in descending order by weight. If the primary ingredient is a concentrated, high-carbohydrate syrup that’s created from a grain, that’s an issue!
I appeared for higher choices, however most bars have an analogous ingredient listing to this one. Check your favourite bar and see what’s in it! I did discover one bar that was fairly good; the Larabar. Unfortunately, Larabars are moderately costly. And being a do-it-yourselfer, I needed to determine a selfmade model anyway. The finish result’s an enchancment on Larabar, in my view.
Making a Wellness Energy Bar
This recipe is extremely straightforward to make, takes little or no time, may be custom-made simply, and has few elements. Kids adore it and it may be an excellent various to the snacks they often get!
To make the bars simply chop some almonds, then use a meals processor (a mini one works finest) to puree some dates and raisins, and blend all of it along with a touch of cinnamon. Roll it out and minimize it into bars or roll it into balls for power bites.
While the unique recipe requires almonds, dates, and raisins, you may change up the fruit and nut mixture to raised fit your tastes.
Ways to benefit from the Wellness Bar:
- Fast on-the-go meal
- Delicious snack for teenagers
- Easy dessert
- Camping or climbing meals
- Energy bar for sustained exercises
- Non-messy meals for highway journeys.
I not too long ago noticed a recipe for energy bites rolled in shredded coconut, which might make them rather less sticky and simpler to move. Maybe I’ll give it a attempt with my recipe…
Wellness Energy Bars Recipe
A easy and wholesome meal-on-the-go bar that’s much like a Cashew Lara Bar.
In a food processor, chop the nuts into fine pieces.
Remove and put in bowl.
In the food processor, puree the dates and raisins (or any combination of the two that equals ½ cup total) until they become the consistency of playdough. It will start to clump together when it is done.
Add the fruit paste and cinnamon to the chopped nuts and mix them by hand.
Roll the mixture between two sheets of wax paper to ½ inch thickness.
Cut into bars. Or make it really easy and just roll into energy balls!
Wrap in wax paper, plastic wrap, or snack size ziploc bags (or glass containers if you aren’t giving to kids) and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
You can swap out the almonds for another type of nuts if you prefer (or seeds if you have a nut allergy) and the raisins for a different dried fruit.
Serving: 1bar | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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