Try these pre and post an event in order to give you a slow release energy source as well as a great way of enhancing your mental focus or simply as a great in-between meal snack.
|The final result - tasty|
I have been making these bars for sometime now as a delicious and healthy alternative to a whey protein bar and as a tasty 'in-between meal' snack. The nuts, seeds and grains provide a high level of Omegas 3, 6 and 9 whilst the fruits make the bars chewy, sweet and crunchy! Each 60 gm bar contains about 20gms of protein.
I used to make these for Southern Area belt, the British, Commonwealth and WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight boxer Scott Welch to aid his team prior to their fights. I recall meeting up with Scott before fights and handing the bars over in an in-clandestine manner from the boot of my car!
|The dough before rolling - about the size of a small bowling ball!|
Anyway, here are the ingredients.
No cooking necessary as the apricots, when boiled down, make the base which you mix into the ground down ingredients (I prefer to grind 2/3rds of the ingredients down to a powder and then crush the other 1/3rd so that the bars are nice and crunchy).
300cl apple juice & 300g apricots (boil for base)
400g sunflower seeds
400g pumpkin seeds
100g whole almonds
100g dried goji berries
200g whole brazil nuts
300g sunshine mix
150g dried cranberries
100g whole unroasted buckwheat
50g golden linseed
30g buckwheat flour (for dusting)
|rolled out and cut|
|Covered in a light dusting of buckwheat flour - about 40 bars|