This recipe comes to us courtesy of Saseka Tented Camp’s pastry chef, Megan Barclay, and is the furthest thing from shop-bought energy bars that you’ll ever see.
It’s packed with feel-good kilojoules that will keep you going all day long and is a top hit among our guests at the Thornybush Collection. Here’s how it’s done.
Although no self-respecting dietician will tell you this is food for slimmers, these bars do have a few health benefits lurking beneath their biscuity veneer.
Jungle oats are practically a South African icon and are also a breakfast of champions. Oats pack a powerful well-balanced nutritional punch. They’re full of fibre, protein, and 13 different vitamins and minerals.
They’re also high in antioxidants, especially avenanthramides which occur in very few other food sources. Avenanthramides help the body to produce nitric oxide which in turn helps dilate blood vessels and lower blood pressure levels.
Along with these important elements, oats are rich in beta-glucan which is a type of fibre that can reduce cholesterol, blood sugar and insulin response. They also make you feel satisfied quicker and help to increase the growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract.
Of course, the sugar content in these energy bars falls foul of modern fears surrounding sugar, but you only live once. So, get in touch to book your South African safari with Thornybush and live a little!