RECIPE: Super Power Bars

PowerBar ingredientsOkay boys and girls, how’s your healthy new year coming along!?!  Have you added or increased your exercise routine? Are you putting healthy, chemical free foods in your body? I hope so!

 If you, like me, need something quick and convenient to grab on the go but are tired of paying for ‘bars’ that are loaded with sugar– If you are looking for something healthy, protein rich, and low-sugar that could be breakfast, a snack, or the perfect nibble during endurance exercising, well look no further!

In a food processor combine:

1 cup walnuts
1 cup dates (~8 dates, make sure you remove the pits and chop dates up, your mixer will thank you)
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp flax seeds
1 Tbsp coconut sugar (or sweetener of choice honey, maple syrup, stevia)
2 Tbsp almond butter

Scoop out of mixer and spread into a small (preferably glass) container.

Cut into small blocks or bars.

I leave my Super Power Bars in the container in the fridge, but you could wrap them individually in wax paper ahead of time so they are easier to grab and go.

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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