I love taking homemade energy bars with me when I’m mountain biking, hiking & snowboarding. They make a great tasty and nutritious snack to keep your going in your next adventure. You can keep them in the freezer if you are not planning on having them for a week or so. Freezing energy bars also makes them super convenient grab prior to heading outside.
One of the the other things I love about homemade energy bars is that like anything homemade you can add in lots of delicious superfoods to take the nutrient profile of your food through the roof! One of my favorite superfoods to add to smoothies and energy bars is goji berries!
These little superberries are found in Asia and America and are usually dried before being exported elsewhere in the world. Gojis are probably one of the most nutritious foods found on the planet and are great for boosting energy levels! They are a complete source of protein and amino acids, contain lots of trace mineral as well as vitamins B1, B2, B6, E and C and are full of antioxidants.
You can also eat them in many different ways such as adding them to your smoothies, oatmeal, salads or add them into an energy boosting trail mix with some nuts & seeds.
Goji Choc Energy Bar
The Goji Choc Energy Bar is full of ingredients that will give you sustained energy throughout your outdoor activity. Or if you prefer a post workout snack, these can also be eaten after a workout too.
- 10g Goji Berries
- 40g Medjool Dates
- 20g Vanilla Protein Powder
- 20g Coconut Flour
- 30ml Almond Milk (1/8 cup)
- 10g Chia Seeds
- 20g Coconut Nectar
- 40g Walnuts
Makes 216g for 4 bars at 54g each
Macros per bar: Calories 174, carbohydrates 18g, sugar 12g, fibre 3.6g protein 6.9g, fat 8.5g. (Macros based on organic whey isolate protein powder. Values will vary depending on protein powder used)
The Goji Choc Energy Bar is super simple to make. Just follow these simple steps:
- Put all ingredients together into a food processor and blend until they are all well mixed.
- If the mixture is too dry add a few drops of water or almond milk. Don’t add too much. The mixture can get super sticky really quickly if you add too much water / coconut milk. If the mixture is a bit sticky however just add a little bit more protein powder, coconut flour or another dry ingredient.
- Shape the mixture into bars or balls and either put into the fridge. Or if you prefer a nice coating, try coating these bars with coconut or chocolate. To make your very own delicious chocolate, use four teaspoons of coconut oil, six teaspoons of raw cacao and two teaspoons of agave. I just add them all to a small saucepan and heat on the stove until they are all melted. Then use to dip your homemade protein bars or balls in.
Then enjoy your bar knowing that you have made it with real ingredients that are making your body feel good.
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