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Saffy’s Mighty Power Bars

March 18, 2012
Food For Training

I find it quite difficult to eat before early morning training.  Many people have the same problems I do but it is important to eat before training if you are going to do quite a  long session like a 5k run for example.  Having a quick snack to get you going full of nutrients and goodness really does make a difference to your workout.  So before your long run try a Mighty Power Bar. I made up the recipe as I went along,  I had quite a bit of fun doing so.

This recipe was adapted from ‘Morrisons Magazine’ (Result Consumer Communications, 2011).

Ingredients:

These are all rough measurements, it all depends on your taste and what kind of bar you want to make.  As you can see I love oats 🙂

180g Oats, 90g Butter, 2 tbsp. Honey, 2 small/ medium Bananas, 1 tbsp. Golden Linseeds, a handful of Goji Berries, 1 tbsp of chopped dried Strawberries, 1/2 tbsp dried Cherries, 3 1/2 tbsp. Flaxseed.

Method:

1. Put the fruit, flaxseed, linseeds and oats in a mixing bowl.
2. Blend up the bananas.
3. Add the bananas to the the bowl and mix all of the ingredients together.
4. Melt the butter and honey in a pan.
5. Add melted mixture into the mixing bowl.
6. Heat the oven to 180 degrees C/ Gas 4.
7. Mix the melted butter and honey with the oats.  When this has been mixed well put it into a small square oven tray.  (To allow the bars to come out easily rub a little butter around the tin and sprinkle a little flour on top.)
8. Make sure the mixture is even on the top (to achieve this flatten it out with a spoon).
9. Bake for 30 minutes.
10. The bars are done when they are golden and soft on the inside.
11. Leave to cool for 5 mintues.
12. Slice into bars and store in an airtight container for about three days.

Saffy’s Top Tips:

1. Not everyone trains 5 -6 days a week, so for those of you who don’t want a Power Bar make a FUN BAR!

Do this by adding dried and sweetened fruits that you like, chocolate drops and even marshmallows if you want to.2. Do not go to overboard with the syrup when experiementing. These are not flapjacks so go easy on the honey, maple syrup and whatever sweetener you want to use.

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