Hi, how’s your day going?! I hope you’re having a fun and productive day
If you have a 4 o’clock snack attack today, grab something that won’t rob you from your energy, try to avoid sugar laden processed food. Eat some nuts, fruit or an energy bar.
An energy bar can be the perfect fix for your appetite when you have a busy day or when you’re about to hit the gym and need a little something to get going.
There are so many energy bars to choose from nowadays. The health claims on the front side look very promising but don’t let it seduce you. First check the list of ingredients; Look for bars that contain all natural ingredients. The first ingredient should not be a sweetener and the bar should not contain any high fructose corn syrup, or hydrogenated oils.
Or.. why don’t you make your own energy bars?! It’s really easy and much cheaper and you control what’s in there.
This recipe has only nine ingredients, and all of the ingredients are blessed with a nutritional value that your body will be thankful for. There’s no added sugar, the dates and dried bananas deliver the best sweetness.
I love these bars!
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup dates
- 1 cup dried bananas
- 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/3 cup coconut shredding (unsweetened)
- 1/4-1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 pinch of sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Put all of the ingredients in a food processor until everything is mixed, about 20 seconds. (If you prefer chunky bits in your bars, wait to add the nuts until the last few seconds of the blending process)
- Spread the mixture in the oven dish, firmly pressing down until solid and smooth.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Let it cool and then cut into approximately 9 bar size pieces.
- Feel free to substitute the cashew and sunflower seeds with other nuts of your choice. The mixture should be slightly moist and sticky.
- It may need more or less water than suggested, depending on the humidity levels where you live. Start with 1/4 cup and add more if needed