Hello there! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while….I hope you guys didn’t think I forgot about you and I hope you guys didn’t forget about me….
The truth is, I’ve been going through a lot lately and its really started to take a tole on my mental health. I’ve dealt with anxiety my whole life; but now there has been bouts of depression thrown into the mix and it’s been incredibly difficult to motivate myself to blog. Want to know something ironic about that? Blogging is actually one of the things that normally puts me in a good mood when I am feeling down or stressed out…this was the first time I haven’t been able to make myself do it. I just shut down. Those of you that struggle with mental health issues, will understand how that can happen. Although I am still struggling with the same issues, I’ve started FORCING myself to continue doing all the things that I enjoy doing (blogging, working out, being outside, etc) to help keep me feeling like myself and in a positive mindset.
Ok so now that we have that out of the way…..it’s now time to start talking about today’s blog post. Have any of you tried Rx bars? They are protein bars with natural ingredients and no added sugar or fillers. I have ordered them online a couple of times, however, they are hella expensive once you pay for the product, shipping, and exchange rate, so I decided I should try an recreate these at home.
These bars come together so easily because your food processor does all the work.
I normally have half a bar before my morning workout so I at least have something in my stomach, but they are a perfect anytime snack too.
I did my best to adhere to a similar nutritional content as the Rx Bars….and I came pretty damn close…the breakdown is as follows:
For 1 bar:
Hope you guys enjoy! Cheers!
- 1 Cup Almonds
- 1 Cup Cashews
- 1 Cup Egg White Powder
- 2 Cup Dried Blueberries
- 20 Dates
- 1/4- 1/2 cup water
- In a food processor, add the almonds and cashews and pulse until chopped.
- Add the egg white powder, blueberries, and dates. Process until combined.
- While the food processor is running, slowly add 1/4 cup water until the mixture starts to come together. The mixture should be slightly sticky but not overly. If needed, add more water a tablespoon at a time until the right texture forms.
- Line a 9 inch square pan with parchment paper and press the mixture from the food processor evenly into prepared pan and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Cut and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for the best texture.