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Six easy homemade energy bars

Homemade nut-and-seed energy bars on cutting board

Energy bars are great snacks for people on the go, and are great to keep on hand for when hunger strikes. The problem is many store bought energy bars can be full of refined sugars and unhealthy additives. Homemade bars allow you to be in charge of what goes in them and still have the convenience of a grab-and-go snacks. These six recipes are vegan, so no animal by-products, and only all-natural ingredients for long lasting energy.

Spicy Carob banana energy bars

These bars are loaded with superfoods and have the right kinds of sugar for endurance training. The banana provides great protein and the spices mixed with chocolate give a bars a unique, delicious flavour.

ThinkstockPhotos-178846706Chocolate peanut butter energy bars

These bars are super portable and the espresso powder in them compliments the chocolate and peanut butter perfectly plus gives a nice kick of caffeine. They also have the added bonus of being gluten-free.

Peanut butter and jam energy bars

A great alternative to the pb&j sandwich without losing the taste. these bars are high in energy, fibre,  a good source of protein and only take ten minutes to make.  They made with just 5 simple ingredients, compared to the store bought bars that are packed with unnecessary ingredients.

Raw chocolate cranberry energy bars

Made with simple ingredients, these bars are easy to travel with and can be frozen for snacking later. These bars make a great replacement for a standard chocolate bar with the mixture of chocolate, dates and cranberries creating a sweet tasting snack.

Chocolate chia barsThinkstockPhotos-474097122

These bars are made with simple but delicious ingredients, are easy to make and are packed with omega-3 and anti-oxidants. These also don’t require any baking so can be whipped together in a flash.

Superfood energy bars

Packed with all the good stuff, these bars are great for fuelling workouts and are also great as post workout or on the go snacks.  The bars are high in protein, low in starch and loaded with superfoods including hemp protein, flaxseed, chia seeds and maca root.