Friday, October 25, 2013

Fitness Friday - healthy no-bake granola bar
When you prepare for a workout, it's best to have eaten a little something with an hour of working out. Obvious, we're not talking about a huge meal because the last thing you want to do is lose lunch when you lunge or puke when you're doing pilates!  Eating a small bowl of oatmeal two hours before your workout will give you long lasting carb fuel.  Grab a yogurt, or a banana, or granola bar about 30 minutes pre-workout.  I usually try to have a protein drink or shake after my workout to renew my muscles. And always... always... drink water before, during and after your workouts!

I discovered a great website called Myers Cross Training, and she had a yummy no-bake homemade granola bar recipe that looked totally YUMMY.  I'm going to make some up this weekend - great to have on hand for yourself and your family!  I encourage you to surf over to this site by Michelle Myers:  

Have a happy, healthy and blessed weekend!


Coach Linda

Homemade Granola Bars

This homemade granola bar recipe requires no baking- just to make your life easier ;) It's a huge bonus that they are delicious, too! By using all clean and natural ingredients, you can feel good about feeding them to your family and friends. 
Step 1:
Mix 2.5 cups puffed brown rice cereal, 1 3/4 cups uncooked old fashioned oats, 1/4 cup flaxseed meal and 1/2 cup organic raisins in a large mixing bowl. 
Step 2:
Heat 1/2 cup honey, a pinch of Himilayan salt and 1/2 cup organic coconut sugar until boiling in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and add 2/3 cup organic nut butter of your choice. 
Step 3:
Combine the liquid in the large mixing bowl and press flat into a large baking dish. Allow to cool for about 10-15 minutes before cutting into bars.
Start to finish this recipe takes less than 20 minutes! ENJOY!

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