Energy Bars, Nutrition

Mango Goji Energy Bar

This recipe will give you a high net-gain bar that provides nourishment and delivers sustainable energy. It’s easy to make and it also tastes very good too.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup sliced mango
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3/4 cup soaked dates
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp lemon cest
  • sea salt to tast

I have been experimenting with a few different ingredients to come up with this nice tasting tropical flavored, high in electrolytes and energy packed rich bar for those longer training sessions.

Equipment needed: Food processor or Blender

Instructions:

Start with cooking the quinoa until soft. While the quinoa is cooking soak the dates in water.

Once the quinoa is done throw all the incredients into your blender or food processor. I only have a blender at home at the moment but I would recommend using a food processor. With the blender it’s a bit harder as you need to give it a few rounds of blending as the ingredients can get stuck and it needs a little bit of manual work until you get the desired texture.

If you prefer a smoother texture, blend for longer. I like them a bit smoother as this reduces the amount of chewing while you riding your bike or are out for a run. For variety you can make both, smooth and crunchier batches, if you just want to eat them for regular snacks during the day.

Once you got the desired texture, remove the mixture from the processor and put on a clean surface. You can then either shape the mixture into several balls or shape them into a bar. Whatever your preference is.

To shape into balls, use a tablespoon or your hands to scoop the mixture. To make a bar, flatten the mixture on a clean surface with your hands. Place a plastic wrap over the top and use a roller to roll mixture to desired bar thickness. Cut mixture into bars.

Tip: Put the bars into a plastic wrap and put them in the freezer. They won’t freeze solid, so you can eat them straight from the freezer and they will stay supple and chewy. That’s an added bonus on these hot days in summer. Your cold energy bar is as refreshing as ice cream 🙂

Enjoy the recipe!