Peanut Butter Banana Energy Bars

Finding the perfect pre-workout energy bars after going gluten free has been a challenge. With so many granola bars out there, the alternative can become pricey. So I decided to make my own! Inspired by Brendan Brazier’s Thrive Foods recipes, here is the recipe for my peanut butter banana energy bars.

What you’ll need: a food processor (trust me, a blender won’t cut it…pun intended), plastic wrap and a rolling pin.

1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/4 cup ground flax seed
3/4 cup fresh dates (pitted)
1 small banana
2 tbsp organic peanut butter
1 hand full of walnuts (optional)
2 tbsp honey

Directions: Combine all ingredients in the food processor. Blend to desired consistency. Remove blended ingredients from food processor and place on a cutting board. Section into individual bars, then cover with saran wrap and use rolling pin to make desired shape. Recipe yields 4-6 bars. Place wrapped bars in the freezer. Bars should freeze in about 8 hours. Enjoy!


Posted on April 11, 2012, in Fitness News, nutrition, weight loss and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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