It’s Friday!! YAY.
Dark Chocolate Cranberry Raw Bars are a healthy way to fuel the day plus it’s Fit Friday so Nichole from Pure Clean Fitness is here to bring us her super awesome Fitness Tips!
Fit Friday Leg Tips from Nichole:
I will be honest, I have been genetically blessed when it comes to legs. My legs have always been one of my better features, but that doesn’t mean I don’t work on them as well. I am also lucky in this category because I am a runner, I actually like running and do it regularly. Because I am a runner I naturally end up with a lot of clients that are runners, and many of them try to tell me that they don’t need to work on legs to which I calmly explain that runners especially need leg work in order to assure that their legs are maintaining muscular integrity.
Super set number three:
Single leg deadlifts holding a dumbbell; start with weight in left hand and right foot planted firmly, take the weight to the ground keeping your right leg straight and back flat. Complete 15 on each leg and switch. Remember to go slow and maintain balance.
Dark Chocolate Cranberry Raw Bars are the perfect way to fuel your day from Ruthie…
I adore raw bars for several reasons~ they’re packed with good-for-you ingredients, SO simple to make, and taste amazing! Who doesn’t like oats, dark chocolate, chia and flax seeds, cranberries, almond butter, honey, and almonds?!?! If there’s something in the ingredients you’re not a fan of then just swap it out for something you like better. I love it when recipes are flexible like that 🙂
- 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup milled flax seed
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- In mixing bowl combine oats, almond butter, honey; mix until incorporated.
- Add flax seed, chia seeds; mix.
- Gently fold in almonds, cranberries, and dark chocolate chips.
- Press into a 8x8 pan and chill in fridge.
- Once cold, cut into 2x2 bars and serve.
- Keep bars refrigerated and air tight.
Raw Bars or Bites are simply different shapes for the same type of raw bar recipe- check out these recipes too Berry Medley Raw Bars, Chocolate Trail Mix Power Bites, and Almond Power Bites. Any of these recipes can be pressed into a pan to make bars or rolled into balls to make bites! Any shape you make them just put them in an air tight container and then into the fridge… they’ll easily keep for up to week. (if they stay around that long)
We hope you’ve enjoyed our Dark Chocolate Cranberry Raw Bars and Fit Friday tips…
Happy Fit Friday!! Make it a great weekend with your family and friends.
Much Love and Peace~
Nichole and Ruthie