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[RECIPE] Homemade energy snack bars

Looking for a tasty pick-me-up to get you through the day? Give this homemade energy snack bar recipe a try!

These nutrient-dense snack bars are the ideal treat to get the job done.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup dried blueberries
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ cup dates
  • Pinch of salt

Chia seeds are loaded with vitamins and minerals, are an excellent source of fibre, antioxidants, and are the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Method

  1. Add the nuts, seeds and oats to a food processor and blitz until finely chopped.
  2. Remove ¾ cup of the powder mixture.
  3. Add the dates to the mixture in the blender and blitz until chopped. The mixture should stick together.
  4. Add the blueberries and vanilla essence and blitz until mixed.
  5. Add the remaining powder mixture and blitz until combined.
  6. Spoon the mixture into a lightly greased baking tray, cover and refrigerate.
  7. Cut into bars and enjoy.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

When he's not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He's worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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