It’s We ♡ Food Friday!
Did you know today is National Raisin Spice Day?! Let’s celebrate…
We spent a fun day in the Tone It Up kitchen perfecting this amazing granola bar for you. Watch out! This recipe smells INCREDIBLE while baking – it takes a little bit of self control to wait until the bars are done, but they’re worth the wait! ;)
Your Perfectly Spiced Rustic Bars are delicious and super satisfying ~ with just the right amount of Perfect Fit Protein to give you the nutrients you need, particularly post workout. With protein, fiber, healthy fats and a perfect touch of sweetness, these bars are a healthy snack that are Tone It Up Nutrition Plan approved. The extra dose of cinnamon is amazing for your body ~ Cinnamon is a great fat burner and it helps balance insulin levels so your blood sugar stays at a healthy level.
These also make an amazing homemade gift. Serve them to your friends & family or just make a big batch and keep them for a great on-the-go snack throughout the week.
Perfectly Spiced Rustic Bar
1 cup Oatmeal **
1 Scoop of Perfect Fit Protein
1/2 cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
1/2 cup Diced Walnuts
1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
3 Tbsp Maple syrup
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp Flax Meal (ground flax seeds)
1 Tbs Ground Cinnamon
3/4 tsp Ground Cloves
3/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/3 cup Raisins
1/3 cup Chopped Dates
(2 tbs honey optional)
** If you’re sensitive to gluten, make sure to use gluten free oats!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix oatmeal, coconut flakes, walnuts and sunflower seeds together and place on a baking sheet to toast for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown, stirring halfway through.
While ingredients are toasting, combine Perfect Fit, flax, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, sea salt, raisins and dates. Mix thoroughly, ensuring the fruit is coated evenly with spices.
Next, combine coconut oil, vanilla extract and maple syrup in a saucepan. Stir over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, until warm but not boiling.
Turn oven down to 300 degrees. Combine all ingredients together, mix well and place in a lightly greased 9×9 inch baking pan. Press down firmly and evenly. If there is a lot of air in the bars, it’s harder for them to stay together! Bake for 20 minutes or until firm and golden brown. Let cool for about 2-3 hours before cutting into bars. We put ours in the fridge, because we couldn’t wait :)
If you’re following the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan, these bars are great for M1, M2 & M3! They pair nicely with a cup of coffee or tea ~ and a good friend :) How are you going to be enjoying you Perfectly Spiced Rustic Bar? Check in on the Community, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and share your pics!
Remember to enjoy the ride!! One day you’ll look back… and you may wish you stressed a little less and enjoyed being you. Yes, we want you to enjoy waking up everyday, working out, making breakfast, being busy, working, goal setting, working on relationships, sitting in traffic, planning an event, traveling, making healthy choices – enjoy it all! What we all take for granted, other people wish and pray for!!! We’re so blessed.
Enjoy your chaos. Every trial and tribulation is a lesson in life. If you can feel something, you’re living. So right now, take a moment and just remember this journey. We can’t always wish for the destination, for happiness someday or to reach our ‘goal.’ Love your life now. Love your body now. Love what you have ~ because you’re wealthy with love, health and good people around you. We’re all in this together. We promise that anything you’re going through right now you can overcome. We always say, deep breaths and gratitude can change any mood :) Karena and I are sending you lots of love today. We’re feeling so inspired after filming your Bikini Series! We also have to remember to enjoy our chaos, work & journey!
Happy Friday ♥
Karena & Katrina
Find many more delicious recipes and learn how to fuel your body to stay energized on your Tone It Up Nutrition Plan! Learn more about the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan here ~ We want YOU to be our next Tone It Up Girl Success Story!