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Reach Recipe: Nutty Power Bars

These healthy nut bars are energy-packed and are great for eating around our workout to provide vital energy to train hard and recover properly.

Ingredients

20g desiccated coconut
30g raisins
40g almonds, finely chopped
50g walnuts, finely chopped
40g unsweetened dried cranberries
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
6 pitted dates, finely chopped
pinch of ground cinnamon
40ml unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp creamed coconut

Serves 6
Per serving:
193 calories
13g fat
15g carbs
4g protein

Method

Place the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Line a tray with baking paper.
Transfer the mixture onto the tray and shape into a rectangle using a spatula.

Refrigerate for 1 hour or more.
Cut into 6 pieces and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Dan Sroda
Personal Trainer at Reach Personal Training
Dan Sroda is a Personal Trainer based in Birstall, serving Leeds and Bradford.


As the owner and lead trainer at Reach Personal Training, I am responsible for the philosophy of the business and overseeing client programmes.

My mission is for Reach Personal Training to be synonymous with a long-term, real-life approach to health and fitness. We help our clients to integrate health and fitness into their busy lives. We don't do fads. We don't do crash diets. We do "Fitness For Life".

I have a family. I’ve always worked (and not always in the fitness industry). I have housework and shopping to do. I have a REAL life. So I know what it takes to balance a real life with a sustainable approach to health and fitness.

If I can do it then anyone else can too. All you need is the desire to make eating healthily and keeping fit a priority in your life. An hour a day, thirty minutes a day, even fifteen minutes a day of exercise, supported with a healthy diet based on whole foods, is all it takes to make steady long-term progress towards looking and feeling fantastic.

I have a few simple values upon which I have built Reach Personal Training. Only personal trainers who share these values will be part of our team.

- Friendliness. Just be a genuinely nice person, it's dead simple and it's the best way to live. Smile as much as possible and try to see the best in every situation.

- No fads. No pseudoscience. My background in academia makes me question everything. There is so much nonsense in the fitness industry, mainly because some people are in it to make money so they'll believe anything and questioning it will mean they can't believe in the product. We are different. We do what works. We use science to create our programmes and we never put profit over effectiveness. You will NEVER find Herbalife or Forever Living in our studio!

ABOUT REACH PERSONAL TRAINING

The Reach Personal Training approach to health and fitness is no-nonsense but fun, friendly and motivating. We don’t do short-cuts or fad diets. Our FAT LOSS and BODY TONING training programmes are based on science and common-sense and they get long-lasting results.

If you hate the thought of drifting aimlessly from machine to machine around a commercial gym, with Jeremy Kyle on the TV, then get in touch today to enquire about our Private Personal Training & Group PT packages

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