HOMEMADE ENERGY “LARABARS”

20 May

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It’s a Victoria day here in Canada today, which makes it a holiday, so I’m heading to the theme park with my friends to get a good scream from the roller coaster rides! However, I don’t want to eat any junk food today, and if you are well aware of theme parks, junk food is pretty much around you (hmmm funnel cake). Anyways, I decided to make healthy energy bars for us to enjoy as a snack. it will give us a boost of energy from the natural sugars in the dates and protein and healthy fatty oils from the nuts. So hopefully we wouldn’t be craving funnel cake *fingers crossed*

I also had some left overs which had less dates because I ran out, so I turned them into mini peanut butter squares πŸ™‚

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To all my Canadians, happy Victoria day! And to everyone else, have a great monday! πŸ™‚

Recipe: yields 12-16 squares

1 cup raw almonds
1 cup raw pecans
1/4 cup organic raw peanut butter
1 cup medjool dates (pitted)

Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until a well moulded sticky consistency forms.

Place mixture on parchment or foil paper and mould into a square or rectangle shape (depending on how thick or thin you want them).

Place your moulded mixture in the freezer for 5 minutes. When ready, cut into squares and consume.

Store remaining in the refrigerator. I believe you can store these in the freezer if you want them to preserve longer.

5 Responses to “HOMEMADE ENERGY “LARABARS””

  1. aregularcupofjo May 20, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    Sounds like a great post-workout snack. The picture looks delicious πŸ™‚

    • Valerie Azinge May 20, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

      Thanks sweetie! It absolutely works as a perfect natural protein bar, especially after leg day πŸ™‚

      • aregularcupofjo May 20, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

        I hate leg days but I’ll try anything to push through it. Thanks.

  2. Healthy Food May 31, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    Nice !

    Good blog and nice post about health food.

    Healthy Food.

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