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Once I created this recipe, I used to be extra enthusiastic about it than I had been about nearly every other submit. I performed round with recipes to make a straightforward, do-it-yourself, kid-approved, all-natural, uncooked, gluten-free, dairy-free, moveable 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 simple to make however tastes nice and meets all of my different necessities. They usually value much less to make than standard power bars too.
Since creating my authentic Wellness Bar, I’ve additionally provide you with a few different varieties. I typically make chia seed power bars or chocolate coconut power bars as a substitute. Each are tasty, easy, and full of vitamins.
Why Make an Vitality Bar, You Ask?
I do know, there are already so many on the market to select from. The issue is, I’m probably not a fan of the elements in most of them. There are a number of issues actually. A lot of them comprise fillers, chemical compounds, and synthetic flavorings. Additionally, since they need to be shipped and saved on a shelf, they normally comprise preservatives.
Don’t imagine me? Right here is the listing of elements from Clif Bar’s personal web site for his or her Chocolate Almond Fudge Bar:
Elements: Natural Brown Rice Syrup, Natural Rolled Oats, ClifPro® (Soy Rice Crisps [Soy Protein Isolate, Rice Flour, Barley Malt Extract], Natural Roasted Soybeans, Natural Soy Flour), Natural Evaporated Cane Juice, Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Pure Flavors), Almond Butter, Dry Roasted Almonds, Natural Fig Paste, Cocoa, ClifCrunch® (Apple Fiber, Natural Oat Fiber, Natural Milled Flaxseed, Inulin [Chicory Extract], Psyllium), Sea Salt, Pure Flavors.
Apart from the truth that the phrase “soy” (an ingredient I keep away from) seems on that label 5 instances, 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 produced from a grain, that’s an issue!
I appeared for higher choices, however most bars have an analogous ingredient listing to this one. Examine your favourite bar and see what’s in it! I did discover one bar that was fairly good; the Larabar. Sadly, Larabars are reasonably costly. And being a do-it-yourselfer, I wished to determine a do-it-yourself model anyway. The tip result’s an enchancment on Larabar, for my part.
Making a Wellness Vitality Bar
This recipe is extremely simple to make, takes little or no time, could be custom-made simply, and has few elements. Children like it and it may be an amazing various to the snacks they normally get!
To make the bars simply chop some almonds, then use a meals processor (a mini one works greatest) 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.
Whereas the unique recipe requires almonds, dates, and raisins, you’ll be able to change up the fruit and nut mixture to raised fit your tastes.
Methods to benefit from the Wellness Bar:
- Quick on-the-go meal
- Scrumptious snack for youths
- Simple dessert
- Tenting or mountain climbing meals
- Vitality bar for sustained exercises
- Non-messy meals for highway journeys.
I not too long ago noticed a recipe for power bites rolled in shredded coconut, which might make them rather less sticky and simpler to move. Perhaps I’ll give it a attempt with my recipe…
Want to Purchase It Quite Than Make It?
I do know that life is busy. Typically I simply don’t have time to make every part. When that occurs, it’s good to know the place I should purchase ready-made merchandise which are nonetheless wholesome and attractive. Listed below are a couple of sources for packaged power bars that use nice, real-food elements:
- Kion – cocoa nibs, coconut, and child quinoa — mmmm!
- Paleo Valley (their meat sticks are additionally scrumptious)
- Steve’s – darkish chocolate espresso bars — want I say extra?
Wellness Vitality Bars Recipe
A easy and wholesome meal-on-the-go bar that’s much like a Cashew Lara Bar.
In a meals processor, chop the nuts into positive items.
Take away and put in bowl.
Within the meals processor, puree the dates and raisins (or any mixture of the 2 that equals ½ cup complete) till they grow to be the consistency of playdough. It would begin to clump collectively when it’s accomplished.
Add the fruit paste and cinnamon to the chopped nuts and blend them by hand.
Roll the combination between two sheets of wax paper to ½ inch thickness.
Lower into bars. Or make it very easy and simply roll into power balls!
Wrap in wax paper, plastic wrap, or snack dimension ziploc luggage (or glass containers for those who aren’t giving to youngsters) and retailer within the fridge till prepared to make use of.
Take pleasure in!
You possibly can swap out the almonds for an additional kind of nuts for those who want (or seeds when you’ve got a nut allergy) and the raisins for a special dried fruit.
Serving: 1bar | Energy: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fats: 4g | Saturated Fats: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Monounsaturated Fats: 2g | Trans Fats: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
Ever made your individual power bars? Let me know what you consider these beneath!