OH! Magazine - Australian Version August 2016 - Page 19

STEPH LOWE STEPH LOWE'S NO BAKE ENERGY BARS This is a fantastic recipe from Steph Lowe that you can cut into bite size pieces and carry in a zip lock bag or aluminium foil. How to make it: 1. Preheat the grill. 2. Place quinoa, coconut, almonds and seeds onto a lightly greased baking tray and toast for five minutes, stirring mid-way. 3. Pour toasted mix into a large bowl and stir through goji berries. 4. In a medium saucepan, add rice malt syrup, salt and vanilla and bring to the boil (about 4-5 minutes until thick), stirring constantly. Your syrup should be thick and golden, but take care not to overcook as it will burn. What you’ll need: 1 tablespoon cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil 1 cup quinoa flakes ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes ½ cup almonds, chopped 2 tablespoons pepitas 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds 2 tablespoons Goji berries ½ cup rice malt syrup ¼ teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Makes: 10 5. Pour hot syrup over dry mix and combine thoroughly. 6. Line a cookie sheet pan or cake/bread tin with greaseproof paper, or lightly coat in coconut oil. 7. Transfer mixture and press firmly until flat (grease your hands with coconut oil to prevent sticking). 8. Pop in the fridge to set first, then remove before slicing. Once at room temperature, cut into 8-10 bars. Store in an airtight container or wrap individually in glad wrap to take on the bike or for when you’re on the go. Steph Lowe, The Natural Nutritionist, is a leading sports nutritionist who specialises in metabolic efficiency, real food based sports nutrition, high performance fat loss, and teaching you how easy real food living and performance can be. For more information about Steph visit www.thenaturalnutritionist.com.au or www.atecexpo.com.au AUGUST 2016 (OH! MAGAZINE) 19