Pumpkin Ginger Powerbars

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 18, 2009

Good afternoon!

Well we have had a carbon copy of yesterday’s weather today! It is just glorious outside. :D Another 60F day and sunny. Gosh I love spring!!! Our cold Canadian winters definitely make you appreciate the lovely spring and summer seasons that we do have.

I had an awesome lunch today on the sun deck:

A Veggie Stir Fry with some homemade 50 cent Hummus! YUM!

  • 1/2 zucchini
  • 4 organic carrots
  • 3 cups organic baby spinach
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On the deck:

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This was so delicious! I felt so energized and healthy after eating these powerhouse vegetables!

I also had 1/3 of a powerbar (below), an apple, and another 1/3 cup of hummus!

Did you know? The iron in Spinach is not absorbed well when consumed in it’s whole and raw state. That’s why it is good to steam or puree your spinach before consuming.


Glo Bakery Experiment: Pumpkin Ginger Powerbars


I had another successful Glo Bakery Experiment today!

I adapted the recipe found here.

My modifications included using organic molasses, cane sugar, EVOO, Almond extract, raw oats, whole spelt flour, half salt, and dried cherries.


I will admit I was a bit skeptical as to how they would taste when mixing them up, but to my surprise they tasted so delicious. These are the perfect all natural power bar!!! I even drizzled some with a sweet glaze. :)

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These would be the perfect bar to bring on a long hike in the woods or to throw in your purse for an emergency snack!

Ok, time for me to get back to my Glo Bakery paperwork. Good news, I officially have a business number now! Progress….:)

See you tonight for my hilly workout and my #1 visualization trick to help you eat healthier!

Today’s Question: If you had $100 and were let loose in a shopping mall, what would you buy? Would you make a beeline for the shoe stores, the lingerie stores, computer gadgets, health/supplement stores, a favourite clothing store??

I would probably buy a couple of nice ‘going out’ shirts or a dress. I may also spend it at Lululemon if they had a new Shape Jacket in a nice colour. :) I would also be tempted to buy some new spring sandals!

What would you buy?


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Bec March 18, 2009 at 3:47 pm

those bars look great! Loving the warm weather today I wore just a t-shirt and my sandals outside :) Also I love your deck, it looks like a great spot to enjoy the nice weather!


katecooks March 18, 2009 at 3:54 pm

clothes, clothes, summery clothes! maybe some cheap accessories like a funky ring or cute clutch. that’s what i always love to buy :)


Diana March 18, 2009 at 3:54 pm

The bars look great! I would for sure head to LuLu! I’m loving the warm weather too!


Sarah March 18, 2009 at 3:58 pm

I’m curious to know if you have any regrets about leaving your job? You seem to live a very peaceful and stress-free life now and seem to be very happy. Mid-week hikes, afternoons spent baking, etc.

Please don’t think I am judging. :) A lot of people do not have the luxury of pursuing this kind of lifestyle, and it is very different from your previous 9 to 5 gig. I know you have various projects on the go to keep you busy. I’m just wondering what your thoughts are your new life vs your old one. Just curious.


brandi March 18, 2009 at 3:59 pm

those bars look great!

i would buy clothes and shoes – I’m so ready for some new spring stuff!


Jess :) March 18, 2009 at 4:04 pm

Honestly, I would probably hit up a nice grocery store/some kind of fitness/sports store. Or, maybe I would do a clothes store in addition too! But the grocery store (like a whole foods) would probably be my first pick. Maybe the sports one though..hmm! Another tough question :) Love your lunch+homemade bars!
<3 jess :)


Erin March 18, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Looks like a wonderful creation!
I’d probably head to a nutrition store! I love groceries!


amy (veganissexy) March 18, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Lovely weather! I love the idea of a homemade powerbar. Good job! Now onto the important clothes question…..EASY….dresses! I love love love dresses because it is so easy to pull together a look! I wear them for work, events, and I love casual summer dresses as well. The way I shop I could easily pick up 4 dresses for $100!


Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) March 18, 2009 at 4:39 pm

The bars looks good!


Ashleyy March 18, 2009 at 4:41 pm

At this exact moment, I would probably pick up some supper dresses.. like the pretty flowy ones you see on celebrities :) *I can only dream*


Colleen March 18, 2009 at 4:42 pm

I’m with Amy – a fun dress is always nice! I’d probably buy something workout related too, like a sports bra or socks…and then I would hit the bookstore!


Haleigh March 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Delicious lunch and homemade power bars!! I would definitely go straight for the shoes!


Tyler (Raspberry Runner) March 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm

yum those bars look awesome!!!! i would buy some cute spring dresses :)


Leah March 18, 2009 at 5:53 pm

haha i’m with Jess, i’d probably hit up the grocery store for some yummy Canadian eats to bring back to the UK with me!!

Then again, if it was a food-less shopping mall, i’d probably say i’d buy a few cute tops, or maybe some work out clothes! Or…. hm a dress would be nice. Is it only $100??? ;)

Love the looks of those bars!!


Jessica March 18, 2009 at 5:58 pm

I’d splurge on unique organic grocery store finds too – we are fooddies for a reasong right? :)

I had know idea about the raw spinach and iron absorption! Your granola bars look wonderful, are they chewy or crunchy?


*Andrea* March 18, 2009 at 6:06 pm

those globars look soooo hearty and delicious!!!

i had no clue about the spinach, thanks for sharing :D


VeggieGirl March 18, 2009 at 6:12 pm



Yasmin March 18, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Tough question! I am all about clothes and accessories. I would get a really cute dress and a butt-load of accessories from Forever 21. Any money left over? SHOES!


Mariposa March 18, 2009 at 8:49 pm

those bars look so tasty.. great job so far! : )

i would buy stuff for my apartment, i love decorating, but not a lot of wiggle room in the budget so we are bare bones on the walls for now!


celine March 18, 2009 at 9:09 pm

they look great! I envy their ability to catch some rays to reach their daily quota of vitamin D. har-har.


Krista March 18, 2009 at 9:40 pm

I would probably buy some more bowls…I’m obsessed…and some neat shirts and necklaces!!


Sara March 19, 2009 at 12:29 am

Those bars look so good!! Once you have your business up and running, are you going to be local only or will you ship your products to people? I would love to try them! Have you ever done a giveaway with any of your treats?


Jessica March 23, 2009 at 8:03 am

I made these this weekend and they’re the bomb! I twice baked mine for an extra crispiness.



Vera Del Giorgio December 6, 2013 at 3:47 am

So what is the actual recipe for the pumpkin ginger power bars? I am very anxious to make them. Your website only explains them and not give us the directions with complete ingredients. the same with the Yum website


Amaya November 25, 2014 at 12:15 pm

The recipe is no longer available at the link. Could you post it here please?


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 25, 2014 at 3:56 pm
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