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Once I created this recipe, I used to be extra enthusiastic about it than I had been about virtually another submit. I performed round with recipes to make a straightforward, home made, 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 isn’t solely straightforward to make however tastes nice and meets all of my different necessities. And so they price 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 generally make chia seed energy bars or chocolate coconut energy 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 components in most of them. There are a number of issues actually. Lots of them include fillers, chemical compounds, and synthetic flavorings. Additionally, since they need to be shipped and saved on a shelf, they often include preservatives.
Don’t imagine me? Right here is the listing of components 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.
In addition to 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, components are listed in descending order by weight. If the primary ingredient is a concentrated, high-carbohydrate syrup that’s constructed from a grain, that’s an issue!
I seemed for higher choices, however most bars have an analogous ingredient listing to this one. Test your favourite bar and see what’s in it! I did discover one bar that was fairly good; the Larabar. Sadly, Larabars are fairly costly. And being a do-it-yourselfer, I needed to determine a home made model anyway. The top result’s an enchancment on Larabar, for my part.
Making a Wellness Vitality Bar
This recipe is extremely straightforward to make, takes little or no time, could be personalized simply, and has few components. Youngsters adore it and it may be a terrific different to the snacks they often 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 possibly can change up the fruit and nut mixture to higher fit your tastes.
Methods to benefit from the Wellness Bar:
- Quick on-the-go meal
- Scrumptious snack for teenagers
- Straightforward dessert
- Tenting or climbing meals
- Vitality bar for sustained exercises
- Non-messy meals for street journeys.
I lately noticed a recipe for energy bites rolled in shredded coconut, which might make them rather less sticky and simpler to move. Perhaps I’ll give it a strive with my recipe…
Wellness Vitality Bars Recipe
A easy and wholesome meal-on-the-go bar that’s just like a Cashew Lara Bar.
In a meals processor, chop the nuts into effective 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 turn out to be the consistency of playdough. It should begin to clump collectively when it’s performed.
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.
Reduce 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 in the event you aren’t giving to children) and retailer within the fridge till prepared to make use of.
Get pleasure from!
You may swap out the almonds for an additional sort of nuts in the event you choose (or seeds if in case you have 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 personal power bars? Let me know what you consider these under!