Week two into the New Year and my body is feeling ROUGH from working out again after the holidays. Anyone else with me on this? Can we all be sore together so I don’t have to be the only one falling apart from sprints at Barry’s Bootcamp?
Of course, one big part of getting back into shape is realizing I can’t be eating slices of cake whenever I please, at least for the time being. Balance is important! But with my perpetual sweet tooth (as I’m sure many of you have as well), I needed a way to get my energy levels up to supplement my workouts while also sneaking in some sweetness that doesn’t derail me completely. So I came up with this recipe for DIY power bars that covers all of the above.
Let’s talk about these DIY power bars for a second. They got HELLA tings in them. From quinoa to chia seeds to almond butter to nuts, it’s like all the healthy foods decided to have a party in a single bowl. Oh yeah, this is also a legit one-bowl recipe. Just toss in whatever you want—I opted for pumpkin seeds cuz I had leftovers from this recipe—stir, and bake them off. Super easy, and super convenient to have these around my apartment. You can also bake them in muffin tins for ready-to-eat portions.
I’m def going to be packing these to munch on after my morning workout. I’d love to see your versions of them as well—tag me on Instagram if you make them!