Nourishing on the go can be a hard task, especially if you’re unprepared.
Think about it. Whether it be running errands, or sashaying from meeting to meeting, when you hit that energy slump, there is nothing that will stop you satiating that ‘hangry’ feeling. You know, the horrible emotion that sits between hungry and angry. For many of us, this means falling victim to the confectionary aisle in the grocery store or the vending machine. Guilty anyone?
At LJ HQ we are always coming up with new and exciting nourishing creations to share with our fellow sporty sisters. It’s almost turned into our very own MNB bake off (or in some cases un-bake off). The latest healthy snack recipe on high-rotation is the appointed MNB Energy Bar – the active woman’s best friend and the ultimate energy source for the girl on the go.
Why we love it:
- Fats/Protein: We always like to use lots of fresh nuts, giving us a dose of healthy fats and protein, to help make us feel satiated and curb those sugar cravings.
- Sweet treat: Dates, honey and bananas are a great way to pack a sweet punch, while still being extremely nutrient dense and beneficial.
- Carbs: Rolled oats are great in raw energy bars to help retain their shape as they soak up the fats from the nuts. These guys are also high in protein and complex carbohydrates and are great to refuel and replenish our body.
This healthy energy bar recipe will be your saving grace when you’re in need of a 3.30pm pick-me up or mid-morning energy boost. With a good mix of fats, carbohydrates and protein, it contains the power of 3 that will provide you with the energy you need to go about your daily duties.
THE MNB ENERGY BAR
Healthy Snack Recipes: The Ultimate MNB Energy Bar Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: Serves 12
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 5 medjool dates
- ½ cup cacao powder
- 2 tbsp. boiling water
- Place almonds and oats in food processor and blend until a coarse crumb.
- Add cacao powder, cranberries, and dates and blend again.
- While blending and the boiling water, slowly, until the mixture becomes well incorporated and forms a ball.
- Press the dough into a lined slice tin and place in the fridge for 1-2hours before slicing into bars.
Be inspired to create your own energy bars. The best thing is about making this healthy snack recipe is you can get creative, and come up with your very own version. Here are a few handy hints to approach making your Energy Bar.
Tips for building your own energy bar:
- Chocolate, coconut, and vanilla are some of our favourites, and we have also been known to add spices on occasion, such as nutmeg or ginger!
- When it comes to ultra nourishment, we can’t go past pumpkin seeds and goji berries. There are no rules when making energy bars, and the combinations are endless!
- If you want to make baked energy bars, include more wet ingredients like honey, bananas, coconut oil or eggs. Then cook it in a moderate oven until dry.
- Energy bars come in many sizes, shapes and forms. Don’t forget to share your favourite energy bar recipes with us! #MNBENERGY
Share you superfood with us! We cannot wait to see what kind of #MNBENERGY you come up with.