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Healthelicious Energy Booster Bar
Image of the Energy Booster Bar
This image is a little dated as I now vaccum pack the Energy Booster Bar in foil to preserve the freshness of the nutrients for as long as possible.
About the Energy Booster Bar
My youngest daughter, Cadienne, affectionately calls me a “health nut”. (Seems if you exercise, take vitamins and eat well you’re entitled to that mantle.)
Cadienne is mostly a vegetarian and in 2008 was working unusual hours. She was provided an evening meal but if it was a lamb stew it went over like a lead balloon. She would go buy a Mars Bar instead.
I thought, “I can do better than that!” I took it on myself to do something about this so I started experimenting with different ingredients I had around the kitchen with the intention of creating a much healthy meal replacement/snack for her.
I started with coconut, sesame and sunflower seeds, cashew and macadamia nuts, apricots and raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, cacao and maca powder and bound it together with honey and tahini.
Cadienne then started telling others about it and pretty soon I was making quite a few kilos of this raw, health food bar each week. Her friends told me they got more energy from my food bar than they did their normal diet.
This is the descendant of that first bar I started making for my younger daughter.
It now has 21 healthy ingredients with a fairly simple, sweet and nutty flavour that the vast majority of people find very acceptable.
If you are a really healthy eater you might find it a bit sweet.
Many people report it gives a fairly instant and lasting energy boost.
Each bar weighs at least 56 grams and is vacuum packed in foil to keep it as fresh as possible for as long as possible.
Allergen Statement for the Energy Booster Bar
Contains tree and other nuts, seeds and honey.
And like all my products, what I leave out is as important as what I put in:
No artificial colours No artificial flavours No artificial fragrances No cane sugar No excitotoxins No flavour enhancers No detectable gluten No added preservatives No trans-fats
Ingredient List for the Energy Booster Bar
Click on any hyperlinked ingredient for a data sheet on that ingredient.
The ingredients for an individual batch may vary slightly due to seasonal unavailability, crop failure or supplier shortages.
In descending order of quantity used the standard recipe includes:
- macadamia nuts
- quinoa flour*
- dried apricots*
- sesame seeds*
- sunflower seeds*
- cacao powder*
- yacón syrup*
- maca powder*
- cinnamon verum*
- fulvic minerals
* an asterisk after the ingredient name denotes wild crafted or organic.
This information is current as of 5 January 2017. Batches made before or after this date may be different.
The honey is used to bind the other ingredients and to minimise moisture level.
Honey and tahini are natural anti-bacterial and anti-microbial agents.
Nutrition Information Panel for Energy Booster Bar
Portion size: 56 grams Nutrient per 56 gram portion per 100g Nutrient per 56 gram portion per 100g Energy 1048 1871 Protein 6.29 11.24 Unsaturated Fats 10.96 19.57 Sugars 15.34 27.40 Saturated Fats 3.04 5.42 Carbohydrates 19.03 33.99 Medium Chain Triglycerides 2.82 5.03 Fibre 4.35 7.77 Total Fat 16.82 30.03 Sodium 17.52 31.29
This information is current as of 5 January 2017, is approximate and average.
Despite my best efforts at thoroughly mixing the ingredients, the actual values can vary from bar to bar.
Mineral & Vitamin Content for Energy Booster Bar
% of Recommended Daily Intake For Nutrient Men Women Energy 10 12 Protein 11 13 Total Fat 6 8 Carbohydrates 10 12 Fibre 15 17 Calcium 8 6 Copper over 20 over 30 Iron over 30 over 30 Manganese 11 12 Magnesium 18 18 Phosphorus 17 17 Potassium 7 9 Selenium 8 9 Sodium 3 3 Zinc 10 15 Vitamin A 3 3 Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) over 20 over 30 Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 4 6 Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 12 8 Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 4 4 Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 7 8 Vitamin B7 (Biotin) 5 7 Vitamin B8 (Inositol) 0 0 Vitamin B9 (as Folate and/or Folic Acid) 5 5 Vitamin B12 0 0 Choline 1 2 Betaine 0 0 Vitamin C 2 2 Vitamin D3 0 0 Vitamin E 12 16 Vitamin K 2 2
This information is approximate and average. Despite my best efforts at thoroughly mixing the ingredients, the actual values can vary from bar to bar.
Testimonials for the Energy Booster Bar
Peter C was one of the first to try the Energy Booster Bar. He would sometimes be running late so would just grab a chicken burger and chips for dinner. The next day his body would pack it in about lunch time. By 7 pm when he started working with my daughter he would be dragging himself around. My daughter would give him a bar and 10 minutes later he would be racing up the stairs two at a time.