Energy bars are becoming more and more popular. They are promoted not only by bloggers but also by leading Polish athletes. And very good - energy bars provide energy, are a rich source of many nutrients and a really tasty and healthy snack. Many lovers of these "sweets" will surely be happy with the fact that energy bars can be made at home. Here are two recipes that you will surely love.
Why energy bars?
Energy bars are the best friends for many people. They are perfectly known to professional athletes - such as riders, long-distance runners, walkers or climbers. More and more often they are used by representatives of other sports, as well as people who simply need an injection of energy in the world. Energy bars are useful not only at the gym, but also during holidays, trips, conferences or during a busy day at work. They also have another great advantage - unlike chemicals, they consist of natural ingredients and can be easily prepared at home.
How to make an energy bar?
Energy bars, like most products available in stores. you can do it yourself. It is true that they may be less "nice" than machine-made counterparts in factories, but certainly equally tasty and, most importantly, 100% healthy! Of course, for the production of homemade bars are necessary ecological ingredients that guarantee the highest quality and maximum nutritional value (but for the ingredients we care MY http://drpelc.pl)
The methods of preparing energy bars are basically two.
In the first case, the prepared and mixed mass is cooled to the concentration in the refrigerator.
In the second "hardening" occurs as a result of baking.
Of course, it all depends on the products used and the required resistance to the outside temperature - chilled bars are much faster to "melt" on a hot day. It is worth noting, however, that some products after baking will lose some of their nutritional properties. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, and the right choice of products is the key to success.
Sweet energy bar
The most pleasant for the palate are, of course, sweet energy bars. To do this, you need the following ingredients:
2 cups of hazelnuts and / or groundnuts (http://drpelc.pl/30-orzechy)
4 cups of oatmeal
4 fresh bananas
2 cups of dried dates (http://drpelc.pl/suszone-owoce/103-bio-daktyleekekologiczne-200g-500g-ekogram-zielonki.html)
1 glass of dried cranberries (http://drpelc.pl/suszone-owoce/677-bio-zurawina-calaekekologiczny-250g-500g-ekogram-wielonki.html)
1 glass of honey
1 glass of peanut butter (http://drpelc.pl/140-pasty-i-masla-orzechowe)
The individual ingredients must be crushed or cut and mixed. Finally, add honey and peanut butter to them. If you like it, you can add cocoa, cinnamon or other spices to the whole. If the mass is too "stiff", you can add some water to it. Spread the prepared mass on the baking tray and bake about 30 minutes at 150 degrees. After baking, cut into smaller pieces - bars.
A consummate energy bar
The word "bar" is associated rather with sweet products. It is worth noting, however, that excellent energy bars can also be prepared in a more dry version. How? Here's the solution - you need:
20 dried figs (http://drpelc.pl/suszone-owoce/154-bio-figi-suszone-ekologiczne-200g-500g-ekogram-wielonki.html)
1 glass of pistachio (http://drpelc.pl/orzechy/431-bio-pistacje-surowe-bez-skorupek-ekologiczne-100g-250g-ekogram-wielonki.html)
½ glass of roasted sesame (http://drpelc.pl/pestki-nasiona-ziarna/652-bio-sezam-nieluskany-ekologiczny-250g-ekogram-wielonki.html)
½ cup goi berries (http://drpelc.pl/suszone-owoce/310-bio-jagody-goji-ekologiczne-100g-250g-500g-ekogram-wielonki.html)
4 teaspoons of spirulina (http://drpelc.pl/algi/635-bio-spirulina-proszek-ekologiczna-200g-ekogram-zielonki.html)
1 teaspoon of agar (http://drpelc.pl/naturalne-przyprawy-ekologiczne/348-agar-agar-100g-anagram-zielonki.html)
Similarly as in the case of a sweet bar, here we also mix and, if necessary, crush further ingredients. The whole is spread evenly and put in the fridge for 3-4 hours. After cooling, we can cut out ready-made bars from the mass.
Finally, it's worth repeating again that the above regulations are only a "road map" here. No problem, you can modify them by adding more liked, or just being at hand products - many opportunities can be found here (http://drpelc.pl/). We also encourage our own "research" in this area - is there anything better in the kitchen than learning about new flavors?