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Healthy Energy Bars

 Healthy Energy Bars. Here is a recipe that is super easy to make with only four ingredients and tastes delicious. Just because the word healthy is the title, don’t let that hold you back by not trying this simple recipe.

 

Healthy Fruity Energy Bar

This recipe is a super simple but just a quick note it is kind of messy if you don’t have the best food processor but other than that it’s not hard at all to make. I bet anything my grandkids would love getting a little messy with this recipe, so this would be a great recipe to have a little fun in the kitchen with your kids or grandkids. Nothing more special to me than spending time with family in the kitchen!

When I go to the grocery store, I always check the ingredient label and most of the time I can’t pronounce half of the ingredients that are in protein bars.   So if you want to know what foods you put in your body, this would be the perfect recipe for you and your family or someone you are caring for.

Healthy Energy Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 81 kcal
Author: stacey
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Dates
  • 1/2 cup Prunes
  • 1/2 cup nuts your choice
  • 2 scoops protein powder or cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. 1-Mix the first 3 ingredients together in a food processor. You might have to stir it a little or add a drop or two of coconut or olive oil because it is really sticky with the dried fruits, then run the food processor again until its mixed together.

    2-Add protein powder and mix again.

    3-Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with cellophane. Press mixture into pan until flat. Cover tightly and refrigerate for 1 hour. It's that simple! You can add other flavorings and spices like lemon zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond or vanilla extract but it will change the nutritional information so keep that in mind.

I used dates and prunes, but of course, you can use any dried fruit.  I made these for an elderly lady and the prunes did their job if you know what I mean.  Prunes are an excellent source of fiber, an excellent source of vitamin A, Relieves Constipation & great for the heart.  The only drawback is that they have a fair amount of sugar, so you don’t want to go crazy with them.

As for dates, they are a great low-fat option if you have a sugar tooth.   The nutritional information on these are incredible, high in fiber and if you don’t like bananas this is an excellent option since it has three times more potassium than a banana.

So go ahead and give it a try and let me know what you think of this recipe by commenting below.

 

 

 

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