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After I created this recipe, I used to be extra enthusiastic about it than I had been about nearly some other submit. I performed round with recipes to make a straightforward, do-it-yourself, 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 value 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 energy bars or chocolate coconut energy bars as an alternative. Each are tasty, easy, and filled with 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 not likely 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 should be shipped and saved on a shelf, they often include preservatives.
Don’t consider me? Right here is the record of elements from Clif Bar’s personal web site for his or her Chocolate Almond Fudge Bar:
Components: 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 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 constructed from a grain, that’s an issue!
I appeared for higher choices, however most bars have the same ingredient record 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 quite costly. And being a do-it-yourselfer, I wished to determine a do-it-yourself 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, will be personalized simply, and has few elements. Children find it irresistible 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 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’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 teenagers
- Simple dessert
- Tenting or mountaineering meals
- Vitality 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…
Want to Purchase It Reasonably Than Make It?
I do know that life is busy. Generally I simply don’t have time to make every thing. When that occurs, it’s good to know the place I can purchase ready-made merchandise which might be nonetheless wholesome and attractive. Listed below are a number of 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 just like a Cashew Lara Bar.
In a meals processor, chop the nuts into superb 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’ll begin to clump collectively when it’s achieved.
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 vitality balls!
Wrap in wax paper, plastic wrap, or snack measurement ziploc baggage (or glass containers in case you aren’t giving to children) and retailer within the fridge till prepared to make use of.
Take pleasure in!
You’ll be able to swap out the almonds for one more sort of nuts in case you choose (or seeds if in case you have a nut allergy) and the raisins for a unique dried fruit.
Serving: 1barEnergy: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFats: 4gSaturated Fats: 1gPolyunsaturated Fats: 1gMonounsaturated Fats: 2gTrans Fats: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
Ever made your personal vitality bars? Let me know what you consider these under!