9 Pre-workout Energy Bar Recipes That'll Help You Power through Your Workout ...


Pre-workout energy bar recipes are essential for those of you who want to eat more whole foods. It is probably no news to you that most store-bought energy bars are loaded with processed protein powders, soy, unnatural vitamins or minerals, and sugar. This is not what you want to be putting into your body before a workout, especially if you want to have the best workout possible! All of these ingredients are detrimental to your health and can make your energy crash during your workout. A better solution? Use one of these pre-workout energy bar recipes to tear through your workout with whole food nutrition!

1. Coconut Cream “Larabars”

Coconut Cream “Larabars”

You can’t go wrong when you add coconut to any of your pre-workout energy bar recipes. If you have never had a Larabar before, they are one of the cleanest energy bars on the market containing very few ingredients. They are all whole-food based, consisting mostly of dates, other dried fruit, and nuts. If you do decide to go the store-bought route, these would be the way to go. However, you can still make this delicious and smooth coconut version at home for a fraction of the cost!


15 Medjool Dates, pitted (or other dried dates)

1/2 cup almonds

1/2 cup cashews

3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

2 T coconut oil

2 T water


Mix the almonds, coconut and cashews in the food processor until fine. Then add the dates, oil and water and pulse until a dough forms. Line an 8X8 pan with parchment paper leaving enough room for some to come out the sides. That way, the bars will be easy to remove and cut with a pizza cutter. Press down the down so that it is packed well and place in the fridge to set. It will take an hour or two. Slice and eat. These should keep in the fridge for a couple weeks.

Source: mywholefoodlife.com

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