Thursday, 12 June 2014

Recipe: Homemade Energy Bars

Homemade Energy Bars

Homemade Energy Bars
Total Time: 1 hr. 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 0 min.
Yield: 12 servings, 1 bar each
1 cup whole pitted dates (or prunes)
1 cup dried fruit (like apricots, prunes, figs, raisins, cranberries, blueberries or cherries)
1 cup chopped nuts (or seeds) (like almonds, walnuts, cashews, sesame seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds)
2 scoops Shakeology, any flavor
1. Place dates, fruit, and nuts in a food processor. Pulse for 1 to 2 minutes; scrape sides of bowl.
2. Add Shakeology; process for 2 to 3 minutes, or until mixture becomes tiny crumbs that can come together to form a loose ball.
3. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with cellophane. Press mixture into pan until flat. Cover tightly and refrigerate for 1 hour.
4. Cut into 12 bars. Store in refrigerator.

Tip: For additional flair add one or more of the following: ½ tsp. rum extract, ½ tsp. cinnamon, 1 Tbsp. raw honey, ½ tsp. vanilla extract, 1-2 oz. dark chocolate chips, or 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger. Adding any of these items may change the nutritional information.
Nutritional Information (With Shakeology): (per serving)
Calories: 147
Fat: 7 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 1 mg
Sodium: 35 mg
Carbs: 20 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 15 g
Protein: 6 g

P90X/P90X2 Portions (With or Without Shakeology) (per serving)
1 fruit
½ fat

Body Beast Portions (With Shakeology) (per serving)
2 fruits
1 fats

Body Beast Portions (Without Shakeology) (per serving)
1½ fruits
1 fat

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