My pre-workout boost….

I always feel better after a good workout and after a good healthy session in the kitchen so I decided to mix them together and spend time in the kitchen making a healthy treat for my trip to the gym.  The result was a very tasty energy bar without all that processed crap.  The best part is that I already had everything in the pantry and I bet you do too.

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No Bake Energy Bars (vegetarian recipe)

1.5 cups puffed rice cereal
1 cup uncooked quick cooking oats
2 Tbls ground flaxseed
1/4 cup chopped nuts (raw nuts are best)
1/8 cup raw pumpkin seeds
2 prunes
2 dried mission figs
1/8 cup raisins
1/3 cup brown rice syrup
1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbls brown rice protein (you can use your favorite protein powder…or none)

Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Heat the brown rice syrup, peanut butter and vanilla until the peanut butter is slightly melted and the mixture combines.  Careful not to burn the peanut butter mixture.  This only takes about 30 seconds.  Add the peanut butter mixture to the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon.  Eventually you will  need to mix with your hands to get all the dry ingredients combined with the wet.

Press the mixture into an 8×8 brownie pan and chill for 30 minutes to set.  Cut into 9 equal squares.  Each square contains:

240 calories, 12 g fat (1.5 g sat. fat), 0 cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 133 mg potassium,
29 g carbohydrates (4 fiber & 12 sugar), 8 g protein


1 Comment

  1. Vicki said,

    October 24, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    This recipe looks absolutely delicious! I will try it some time.

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