Yesterday morning I ended up getting a nice, quick shoulder, bicep, triceps and ab workout in. I didn’t know if I’d be riding my bike into work that day so I made sure to wake up and get my strength training out of the way.
It turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day, despite the thunderstorms we had the night before so I rode the bike into work. In between the strength training and riding out to work I enjoyed a new satisfying bar.
The Chia Sunrise Bar
2 very ripe bananas, smashed
3/4 cup orange juice
2 tbsp chia seed
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp wheat germ
2 tbsp dried cranberries
2 tbsp sliced almonds
3 tbsp quinoa flour
2 egg whites
optional: add 2 tbsp sweetener of choice
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl combine the orange juice and chia seed. Stir it every few minutes. The mixture should thicken after about 10 minutes.
In a small bowl combine the oats, baking powder, sea salt, wheat germ, cranberries, almonds and flour. In a large bowl whisk the eggs in with the smashed banana. Once the OJ-chia mixture thickens combine it with the egg and banana (add the sweetener here if you want). Stir in the dry ingredients until all is combined.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup measuring cup to scoop the mixture, form them into bars on the lined baking sheet. Depending on the size you want a 1/4 cup should make 10 bars and a 1/2 cup should make 5.
Bake for 15-18 minutes depending on the size of your bar. Move to a wire rack once done to cool.