Make Your Own Energy Bar At Home And Eliminate All The Processed Junk

October 6, 2014 12:28 PM

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Any serious athlete knows that nutrition is a critical part of fitness -– you gotta stoke the fires to keep the boiler boiling. Every day, it seems, there are new energy bars, gels and drinks on the market to help athletes maximize workouts and improve performance. Some are better than others, but as a chef and a cyclist, I'm always wary of throwing down gobs of processed foods on the bike. So I try to adhere to the philosophy of Allen Lim and Biju Thomas, the founder and chef, respectively, of nutrition company Skratch Labs and authors of Feed Zone Portables. These guys firmly believe two things: Liquids are for hydration, and foods should be whole foods -– nothing processed, no junk.

So does this mean we have to scrap energy bars and gels completely? Well, no, but look for minimally processed products that aren't overly sugar-laden. Or better, start making your own. Not only are they a hell of a lot more delicious than your average packaged bar, but they're not very hard to make...

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