Make Your Own Healthy Power Bars

It is easy to make healthy power bars or should we say power balls?!
Make Your Own Healthy Power Bars
Purchased power bars can be of questionable quality when it comes to the ingredients and your health.

When purchasing a power bar it is important to look at the ingredient list as well as have a good understanding of your goals in eating a power bar.

How To Pick A Power Bar

The reason you are eating a power bar is an important consideration when looking for quality bars. Athletes, dieters and those eating on the run all have a different purpose in eating power bars.

With power bars having such a wide variety of ingredients, the key is to select one specifically for your personal goals.

Read more about how to pick a good power bar.

Make Your Own Healthy Power Bars

organic power barsThis natural power bar recipe is simple and can be created with wide variety of ingredients.

Consider it art and be creative. You can use any kind of dried fruits or nuts that you prefer.

Organic ingredients are not necessary for power bars but I prefer to eat organic when eating dried fruits.

6-8 pitted Medjool dates
1/2 cup dried organically or juice sweetened tart cherries
2/3 cup raw almonds
1/3 cup pine nuts
1 cup walnuts

  1. Put all your ingredients into a food processor except the walnuts.
  2. Process for a minute or so until it begins to get all crumbly.
  3. organic power bar recipeAdd one tablespoon of water and process until it turns into a paste.
  4. Portion into 1 Tbs sized balls and roll in walnut crumbs.

Healthy Power Bar Ingredients

natural power bar recipeThese are especially healthy ingredients for power bars.

  • Cherries: Considered an anti-inflammatory, prevents gout, reduces pain, lowers risk of heart attack and stroke, all thanks to a weird (rarely discussed) compound called anthocyanin.
  • Nuts: People who eat nuts as part of a heart-healthy diet can lower the LDL, low-density lipoprotein or “bad,” cholesterol level in their blood. High LDL is one of the primary causes of heart disease. As a complete protein, nuts should be included in all vegetarian diets.
  • Dates: High in fiber, dates are rich in several vitamins and minerals including calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, and magnesium.

You can keep power balls in the freezer divided into baggies to grab on the run. This recipe makes 16-20 power balls.

This power ball recipe is good for anyone who wants a protein or energy bar or something to use as an eat on the run meal replacement.


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    Shared by: Cindy:

    I have made these and they are so good. Intact, the ingredients are on my shopping list so I can make more. Sometimes I add dried cranberries or blueberries with the cherries. Very yummy!

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