Energy bars are very popular and often a quick grab and go for busy people. (That probably includes all of us). I have seen way too many using energy bars as a meal replacement. Not a good idea if you are serious about your health.
Energy bars are best when they become a treat and not a staple. I make mine small to avoid temptation. Using one prior to working out along with alkaline water is the very best option. After class, walking or training once again a small piece along with more alkaline water. (See previous post on healthy drinking water)
Because I am all about helping you along your prevention journey, it needs to be noted again that they are a treat, not a meal.
- 2 cup barley (soaked 3 days)
- ¾ cup dates
- 3T raw honey
- 1tsp. cinnamon
- 1tsp. non alcoholic organic vanilla extract
- 1 cup walnuts soaked & chopped
- ½ cup almonds soaked 5 & chopped
- Place barley and dates in the food processor and mix
- Add honey, cinnamon, vanilla, almonds, walnuts and mix well.
- Place dough on Paraflexx sheets to prepare for the dehydrator.
- Tip: Place the dough on Paraflexx sheets that are on a hord surface prior to placing on dehydrator trays.
- Dehydrate at about 110 for 6-8 hours. Remove Paraflexx sheet and turn the bars over halfway.
- [i]Note: If you do not have a dehydrator yet, and you will soon, bake bars at 250 for about 2-3 hours. Leave the oven slightly open using a towel to prop the door. [/i]Check for consistency and moisture.
- Place the bars into an air tight container. They will actually stay fresh for weeks. ………if they last that long!
Place barley and dates in the food processor and mix
Add honey, cinnamon, vanilla, almonds, walnuts and mix well.
“Hi, my name is Sydney and I’m Elaine’s granddaughter. We are making energy bars and I’m not sure we are going to be able to dehydrate them because they are so good, I’m eating it raw! Yummy!”
Place on trays and cut into the size that works best for you. I usually do 1 ½ inch x1 ½ inches.
Devon: Hi, my name is Devon and I’m Elaine’s granddaughter and Sydney’s sister. And as you can see, our energy bars are ready to go in the dehydrator.
Syndey: Hi, Sydney again! As you already know, I’ve been eating the energy bars raw, so not all of mine is going to be able to make it to the dehydrator.
Dehydrate at about 110 for 6-8 hours. Remove Paraflexx sheet and turn the bars over halfway.
Note: If you do not have a dehydrator yet, and you will soon, bake bars at 250 for about 2-3 hours. Leave the oven slightly open using a towel to prop the door. Check for consistency and moisture.
Place the bars into an air tight container. They will actually stay fresh for weeks. ………if they last that long!
Try adding some of your favorites:
Dries blueberries, cranberries or raisins
Raw cacoa Almond or cashew butter
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In health and gratitude,
Elaine & Nevin
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