Last week I jotted down a recipe for no cook, no bake energy bars and though I haven’t made them yet, Rita did and they are easy and yummy. I think they have way too many calories to be a snack, but might make a good meal replacement for someone who is on the go and burning plenty of calories. They also seem like a great treat for kids. They are wholesome and only require a few ingredients. While they have no dairy, they do have honey. Many vegans opt to keep honey out of their diets, but I definitely keep it in mine.
No Cook, No Bake Energy Bars
1 cup quick cook oats
1/3 cup tart cherries
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
3 tablespoons honey
1 tsp vanilla
Blend all the ingredients together and then press out into a small rectangle (in a pan if you have one that works–I am thinking the bottom of a bread or loaf pan—) lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate and cut into long rectangles or any shape that you like! I would guess you could substitute the tart cherries with raisins, craisins or most any dried fruit.
Congrats to the Seattle Seahawks on their huge win. Talk about showing some energy! Maybe it was the yoga 🙂 In any event, looks like they’ll be heading to Disney soon.
Good luck to Jolene who starts her new position this morning. I know she will be a huge asset to her new office and the company as she brings her special energy to the mix.
Happy Monday. For me that means saving some energy for back and chest after my morning of work. Time to put the pushup bar back up. Thanks, Mitch!
Hoping wherever you are, you will find some time and save some energy for fitness,…and of course, some time for peace. Ommmmmmm