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Once I created this recipe, I used to be extra enthusiastic about it than I had been about virtually every other put up. I performed round with recipes to make a straightforward, selfmade, kid-approved, all-natural, uncooked, gluten-free, dairy-free, moveable vitality 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 typical vitality bars too.
Since creating my unique Wellness Bar, I’ve additionally provide you with a few different varieties. I typically make chia seed vitality bars or chocolate coconut vitality 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. Lots of them include fillers, chemical substances, and synthetic flavorings. Additionally, since they need to be shipped and saved on a shelf, they often include preservatives.
Don’t consider me? Right here is the checklist 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.
Moreover 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 created from a grain, that’s an issue!
I seemed for higher choices, however most bars have an identical ingredient checklist 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 quite costly. And being a do-it-yourselfer, I wished to determine a selfmade model anyway. The tip 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 elements. Children find it irresistible and it may be an incredible 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 splash of cinnamon. Roll it out and lower it into bars or roll it into balls for vitality 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
- Straightforward dessert
- Tenting or mountaineering meals
- Vitality bar for sustained exercises
- Non-messy meals for street journeys.
I just lately noticed a recipe for vitality bites rolled in shredded coconut, which might make them rather less sticky and simpler to move. Possibly I’ll give it a strive with my recipe…
Desire to Purchase It Slightly Than Make It?
I do know that life is busy. Typically I simply don’t have time to make all the pieces. When that occurs, it’s good to know the place I should purchase ready-made merchandise which might be nonetheless wholesome and attractive. Listed here are just a few sources for packaged vitality 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 advantageous 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 whole) till they turn into the consistency of playdough. It would begin to clump collectively when it’s finished.
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 vitality balls!
Wrap in wax paper, plastic wrap, or snack dimension ziploc luggage (or glass containers in case you aren’t giving to youngsters) and retailer within the fridge till prepared to make use of.
Take pleasure in!
You may swap out the almonds for an additional sort of nuts in case you desire (or seeds you probably have a nut allergy) and the raisins for a unique 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 vitality bars? Let me know what you consider these under!