Make your own energy bars

 

Discovery
This kayaker got farther with Adventure Balls.

 

Tired of paying top dollar for designer energy bars?  How about making Roh’s Adventure Balls?  It’s easy to do and requires no baking.  Basically, it’s a modular system.

 

Start with six packets of any flavor instant oatmeal.  (Easier to chew without cooking.)

Add four scoops of your choice protein powder/shake mix.  You can also add cocoa powder.

Add about a cup (200 grams roughly) of fruit, chopped nuts, seeds, or coconut.

Stir in 16 ounces (half a kilo) of your choice nut butter (peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, tahini, etc).

Chill dough and form into balls or logs.

Roll in sesame flour, sesame seeds, coconut, or whatever you want.

 

Eat and enjoy!  Adventure Balls are great for hikes, if you don’t like breakfast and should eat it anyway, exercise periods, or at work.  They keep for at least a couple weeks in the fridge, longer if you wrap them into something.

They can also be made diabetic friendly depending on what you use!

 

My favorite recipe so far:

6 packets apple cinnamon instant oatmeal

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

4 scoops chocolate flavored cocoa powder

6 oz craisins/dried cranberries

16 oz (1 jar) creamy peanut butter

1/4 cup powdered black sesame