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Wanna date? Lazy Energy Bars

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Aside from providing an excellent opportunity for puns, dates also pack a nutrient-rich punchline, high in minerals and fibre. They make for an excellent quick snack on the trail just as they are. Or gussy them up like I have in this Lazy Energy Bars recipe.

Being a professional athlete who values whole foods, I think these quick and delicious bites make the perfect pre- or post-ride snack without all the gunk that can be found in store-bought energy bars.

They can be made to suit a raw, vegan or paleo diet and, if you freeze them, the dates have an even richer caramel texture – a big win for my tastebuds! Feel free to get creative with the toppings and, if you’ve got children, this is a kid-friendly recipe. 😊

Ingredients:

  • Dates (Medjool is my favourite)
  • Nut butter of choice (I processed my Rancho Vignola roasted almonds to make my own)
  • Hemp seeds
  • Cacao powder
  • Coconut, shredded
  • Optional: chocolate chunks or pecans

Steps:

Prepare your space by placing toppings (roughly ¼-cup of each) into small bowls.

Remove stem on dates and split in half, removing pit. Place halves face-up on plate.

Using a spoon or butter knife, place a dollop of nut butter on each date half.

Dip the nut-buttered date into toppings and place back on plate or into container to be frozen.


Repeat, mixing up your toppings.

Add a nut or piece of chocolate to the top if you’re feeling fancy.

Enjoy!

Ryan Leech.

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Wanna date? Lazy Energy Bars

Posted by & filed under recipe.

Aside from providing an excellent opportunity for puns, dates also pack a nutrient-rich punchline, high in minerals and fibre. They make for an excellent quick snack on the trail just as they are. Or gussy them up like I have in this Lazy Energy Bars recipe.

Being a professional athlete who values whole foods, I think these quick and delicious bites make the perfect pre- or post-ride snack without all the gunk that can be found in store-bought energy bars.

They can be made to suit a raw, vegan or paleo diet and, if you freeze them, the dates have an even richer caramel texture – a big win for my tastebuds! Feel free to get creative with the toppings and, if you’ve got children, this is a kid-friendly recipe. 😊

Ingredients:

  • Dates (Medjool is my favourite)
  • Nut butter of choice (I processed my Rancho Vignola roasted almonds to make my own)
  • Hemp seeds
  • Cacao powder
  • Coconut, shredded
  • Optional: chocolate chunks or pecans

Steps:

Prepare your space by placing toppings (roughly ¼-cup of each) into small bowls.

Remove stem on dates and split in half, removing pit. Place halves face-up on plate.

Using a spoon or butter knife, place a dollop of nut butter on each date half.

Dip the nut-buttered date into toppings and place back on plate or into container to be frozen.


Repeat, mixing up your toppings.

Add a nut or piece of chocolate to the top if you’re feeling fancy.

Enjoy!

Ryan Leech.

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