Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's Fun to Experiement

...with making your own energy bars. Over the last few days I have been in the kitchen mixing ingredients to come up with my own energy bars. What a blast! So far I have made three different bar and plan to make at least two more different flavors, as well as a recovery/protein bar.
I've been working on eating more solid foods during training because I've noticed in the 100 miler races I've been stopping at the Aid Stations for food more than I had planned. So rather than spend $2.00 for a name brand bar, why not make my own. Besides, they taste better and are way easier to chew and swallow during exercise than most commercial bars. The first real test will come at the Mohican 100 MTB.

Here are two of the bars. The secret ingredients in the top bar are apple and pears. The bottom bars secret ingredient is orange juice. Both are made with old fashioned oats. Each bar has roughly 250 calories.

If you too have made your own energy bar, let me know and I would be happy to share recipes. Leave a comment below.

1 comment:

Donut boy said...

My cat makes a similar looking energy bar. His energy bar usually coincides with mixtures of grass and pumpkin. But I think yours looks better.