Pick-Me-Up {Power} Bars

by Hillary on July 15, 2012

Mornin’!

I have another recipe for you today, and again, it requires minimal cooking. I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to do is crank up the oven on these HOT summer days.

As a working gal, I often get a rumble in my tummy between breakfast and lunch. Rather than relying on my favorite (expensive) bars, I figured I’d give my hand at making homemade “power” bars.

My creation was adapted from this recipe. I put a Nutrition Nut spin on it, including substituting the flax seeds with hemp seeds* (I sprinkled them on top of the bars, too).

*Swanson Health Products sent me a few products to sample of my choice, and I’m telling ya, I just can’t get enough healthy hemp in my life – love the nuttiness!

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Pick-Me-Up Power Bars

Perfect pick-me-up material for a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. Loaded with healthy nuts and seeds, these gluten-free & vegan bars are also excellent exercise fuel.

Check out my RECIpage for the full recipe.

 

Enjoy your Sunday,

xo Hill

Do you have a favorite homemade bar recipe?

Do you snack in-between meals?

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christina July 15, 2012 at 9:20 am

ohhhh my gosh, those look amazing.

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Maren July 15, 2012 at 9:47 am

These look delicious!

Max looked at your teasers and he can’t get them to change with code either… We’re at a loss. Sorry.

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Hillary July 15, 2012 at 11:43 am

Ok, darn.

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Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness July 15, 2012 at 10:07 am

Love this recipe and I love that they are gluten free! I’m always looking for new g-free bars to try and have a hard time finding granola bars without outs so these are perfect!

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Hillary July 15, 2012 at 11:42 am

These have oats, so you can use GF oats :)

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Avery @ Texas Teen Keeps Lean July 15, 2012 at 10:34 am

Yah-ummm…!!!

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Trisha July 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I love hemp seeds! Those bars look delicious.

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Grace July 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I need these now! I’m in a killer need for a pick-me-up after today’s run. I love that these don’t have dates in them too, I found that dates are just too coyingly sweet for my taste buds. I’ll probably be making these tomorrow :D

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Hillary July 15, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Let me know when you’re in town, I’d love to go for a run with you :)

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Grace July 15, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Yes please! (a run and then some re-fuel perhaps?) I move in August 21st. We’ll keep in touch :D

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Hillary July 16, 2012 at 5:50 am

Sounds like a plan :)

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Lauren July 15, 2012 at 4:14 pm

These look fantastic! Love the apricots.

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Lesley July 18, 2012 at 12:43 am

Yes, I always have a snack in between meals around 10 am and 4 pm! These bars look great!

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RavieNomNoms July 31, 2012 at 9:14 am

I normally get a little hungry between lunch and dinner. These are awesome. Definitely going to try them!

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Ali July 31, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Congrats on Top 9! These look delicious and energizing!

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Hillary July 31, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Thanks! They really are the the perfect afternoon energizer :)

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