When the days get shorter, it seems like that afternoon slump gets worse too. Why not bring these homemade energy bars with you to work?

They contain almond butter and dates, which will give you both a burst of energy up front and sustained energy you need to make it through the rest of your day.

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It’s easy to mix up a batch that will last all week.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 cups dates (pitted)
  • 3 tbsp (or more) or your favorite nut/seed butter
  • 2 handfuls of nuts/seeds
  • 1/4 cup of shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup of dairy free chocolate chips (optional)

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Find the full instructions from Simnett Nutrition on YouTube.

Jessie Taylor is a freelance writer and crafter who is currently traveling the U.S. in search of her ideal place to live and the perfect cup of coffee. Follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter.
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