On a scale from 1 to 10 my productivity level this weekend hovered around a -16.
I had plenty of things I needed to get done this weekend, like write this post for example. I also need to pack for BlogHer 13 in Chicago. I hate packing.
Instead of doing what I should have been doing (ie. packing, writing, cleaning) I watched a marathon of Friday Night Lights on Amazon Prime. It was a long and hard marathon. (I really need to get a more comfortable couch.)
Good thing I made these delicious quinoa fruit & nut bars this week. They were a perfect source of energy for my marathon.
After all anytime you do a marathon you want to make sure of two things, a good source of energy and hydration. These bars are supercharged with quinoa, fruit & nuts.
I wanted the bars to be super healthy, so I used natural sweeteners like amber agave, fruit juice and coconut palm sugar, which is a great substitution for brown sugar.
I used my Homemade Granola recipe as a guide and with a few tweaks I had a whole new granola that was easily made into bars. That is the great thing about that recipe, it is so easy to make your own.
I was crazy happy with how delicious these bars turned out. Between the toasted nuts and grains, the rich amber agave, deep caramel flavor of the coconut palm sugar and spices, these bars are a wonderful treat.
Now if you don’t mind I am in the home stretch of my Friday Night Lights marathon, quinoa granola bar and water bottle in hand.