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Once I created this recipe, I used to be extra enthusiastic about it than I had been about nearly another publish. I performed round with recipes to make a simple, home made, kid-approved, all-natural, uncooked, gluten-free, dairy-free, transportable 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. They usually price much less to make than standard vitality bars too.
Since creating my authentic Wellness Bar, I’ve additionally give you a few different varieties. I typically make chia seed energy bars or chocolate coconut energy bars as a substitute. Each are tasty, easy, and filled with vitamins.
Why Make an Power Bar, You Ask?
I do know, there are already so many on the market to select from. The issue is, I’m not likely a fan of the substances 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 must be shipped and saved on a shelf, they normally comprise preservatives.
Don’t imagine me? Right here is the checklist of substances from Clif Bar’s personal web site for his or her Chocolate Almond Fudge Bar:
Substances: 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 avoid) seems on that label 5 instances, the primary ingredient is brown rice syrup. On a meals label, substances 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 appeared for higher choices, however most bars have the same ingredient checklist to this one. Verify your favourite bar and see what’s in it! I did discover one bar that was fairly good; the Larabar. Sadly, Larabars are somewhat costly. And being a do-it-yourselfer, I wished to determine a home made model anyway. The top result’s an enchancment on Larabar, in my view.
Making a Wellness Power Bar
This recipe is extremely straightforward to make, takes little or no time, could be personalized simply, and has few substances. Youngsters like it and it may be an excellent 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 vitality bites.
Whereas the unique recipe requires almonds, dates, and raisins, you possibly can 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 climbing meals
- Power bar for sustained exercises
- Non-messy meals for highway 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 Power 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 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 develop into the consistency of playdough. It’s going to begin to clump collectively when it’s carried out.
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.
Minimize into bars. Or make it very easy and simply roll into vitality balls!
Wrap in wax paper, plastic wrap, or snack measurement ziploc luggage (or glass containers when you aren’t giving to youngsters) 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 when you desire (or seeds 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 individual vitality bars? Let me know what you consider these under!