banana-chocolate power bars
Don’t we all try to be a bit more healthy in January after abusing with alcohol and food during the festive season? Well I do! A lot of work-out, a more healthy lifestyle with sport and outdoor activities, and of course healthy food! I don’t eat sweets in January and reduce my unhealthy eating by ignoring fried pork, tons of mayonnaise and double creamed desserts.
These healthy oat bars are the perfect snack for in-between meals or before working out. All these things I never eat during the year are packed in this bar: Oats, chia seeds, healthy nuts, bananas and a bit of dark chocolate. The sweetener is made of dates, and a little bit of honey. So these are good for vegans as well, just leave out the honey.
Let’s get fit!
Ingredients for a weekly ration:
1 TBS runny honey
1 TS cinnamon
100g Goji berries
100g cashew nuts (whole)
3 TBS chia seeds
100g of seeds mix (pumpin, flax, nuts, whatever you like)
100g of dark chocolate, crushed into small pieces
2 ripe bananas, smashed with a fork
Pit the dates and tear into pieces with your fingers, its sticky and takes some time, but you have to go through that. Put into a pan, add the cinnamon, add two cups of water and heat for about 10 minutes, always stirring a bit, until you get a sticky, creamy liquid. Set aside.
Mix all the other ingredients of the above list, including the sticky dates and liquid in a big bowl, then spread onto a baking tray covered with baking paper. Bake in the oven at 160 degrees for 30 -35 minutes. Let cool down completely and cut with a big knife into bars or chunks, however you like it.