iFuel Energy Bars

My thumbs up for bars as fuel is pretty dependent on why you’re choosing a bar, and the nutrient composition of the ones you choose.  Bars tend to be high in sugar and have a bunch of unnecessary ingredients.

Remember to consider why you’re choosing a bar over whole food (portability, quick fuel, etc) and when able, make your own!  You get to decide healthful fat and protein content, while minimizing excess sugar.  Plus, you get to create the most perfect flavor profile based on your personal preferences.  Lastly- you’ll save a ton of $$.  The recipe below comes in at ~$0.88 per serving.  That’s what I’M talking about!

The iFuel Energy Bars have awesome healthful fats and protein to stabilize blood sugar.  The espresso gives a nice, rich flavor to compliment the nut butter- perfect for an on-the go mini-breakfast!

1 ripe (not overly) banana, mashed

2 c oats

1/2 c nut butter

1/2 c shredded, unsweetened coconut

1/4 c Trader Joe’s dried berry medley or other dried fruit

1/4 c maple syrup or agave

2 scoops whey protein powder

2 Tbsp ground flaxseed

1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted

1-2 Tbsp instant coffee, dissolved in hot water

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

1) Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir.

2) Spread mixture into an 8x8 inch pan and freeze for at least 2 hours.

3) Cut into 10 bars and wrap each in foil or plastic wrap.

4) Store bars in freezer until ready to eat.  Warning- they'll be a little gooey when they warm up.  

Fuel Well!

230 kcal, 10 g protein, 10 g fat, 25 g carb, 3 g fiber