Everyone likes to eat a snack now and then right? Whether it’s between breakfast and lunch, between lunch and dinner or at night.. So why not eat something that is loaded with healthy fats and gives you loads of energy? ..A health energy bar!
I used to eat very lean, with as little fat as possible, in order not to eat too many calories. I though that’s what I had to do to lose weight. Until I realized that I actually ate less fat than the minimum amount a woman’s body needs in order to function normally (less than 30 grams fat a day). With a big thanks to my fitness pal for realizing this, which let’s me track my calories and amounts of carbs, fats and protein. Anyway, so I started to incorporate more healthy fats into my diet. Only recently actually, I found out that fats fill me up way more than carbs do and leave me less hungry throughout the day. And that’s what I want! So getting rid of even more carbs and adding more yummy healthy fatties.
Instead of eating plain nuts as a snack (which is already a delicious treat!), I decided to make a healthy energy bar. This is actually the first recipe that I tried out for my blog and I am very happy with the result! Hope you will like them as much as I do!
Recipe healthy energy bar:
- 4 big medjoul dates
- 65 gr walnuts
- 65 gr almonds
- 65 gr ground almond
- 25 gr coconut oil
- 1 egg
- 40 gr peanut butter
- 20 gr grated coconut
- Preheat the oven on 160 degrees.
- Soak the medjoul dates for about 15 minutes in hot water.
- Cut the walnuts and almonds in big pieces and heat them in a pan for a few minutes until they are golden brown. Be careful not to burn them.
- Add the ground almonds, coconut oil (make sure it’s liquid. Otherwise melt it in the microwave for 30 seconds), egg, peanut butter and grated coconut in a bowl and mix well.
- Add the dates into a food processor or blender and mix until it becomes a paste. Add a tiny bit of water if necessary. If you don’t have a food processor, try to cut them into very small pieces, hope this will work as well.
- Now it’s time to add the date paste, walnuts and almonds into the bowl and mix it well.
- Spread the mixture on baking paper on a baking tray. Make sure it’s about 1,5 cm thick and that all parts stick together.
- Place it into the oven for about 25 minutes.
- When it’s ready let it cool down before cutting your healthy energy bar into pieces. I could make 12 energy bars with this recipe.
Macros healthy energy bar:
- 166 kCal
- 7 carbs
- 14 fat
- 5 protein