Featured Recipe: "barre3 bars" from Sadie Lincoln


barre3 energy bars

barre3 team favorite, Founder Sadie Lincoln recommends having these healthy "barre3 bars" on hand before holiday happy hours to manage blood sugar levels.  These energy bars are so easy to make you can whip them up within minutes. They don't need to bake and all you need is a glass dish and a food processor!

Feel free to adapt the recipe to suit your needs. Sample before pressing into the dish and adapt anything to taste.


6 dates, pitted
2 TBS coconut oil
1⁄4 cup sunflower butter or almond butter
1⁄4 cup goji berries (raisins work too)
1⁄4 cup shredded coconut flakes
1⁄4 cup ground flax
2 tspn ground cinnamon
a couple pinches of sea salt (unless sunflower or almond butter is salted)
1 cup almonds
handful of cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips (Sadie prefers cacao nibs!)


  1. Place the pitted dates and coconut oil in the base of your food processor. Add the seed or nut butter. Whirl these three ingredients until blended.

  2. Add the goji berries or raisins, the coconut flakes, the ground flax, the cinnamon and the sea salt and whirl in the food processor again, until the mixture is well incorporated. It's okay if it is a bit more chunky at this point.

  3. Add the almonds and the cacao nibs or chocolate chips and pulse your food processor until you have a chunky mass that looks like cookie dough.

  4. Scoop dough-like mixture into a 8x8 glass container and press the mixture down with the back of a spoon.

  5. Store in the fridge for at least one hour to harden. Cut into bars to grab-and-go to your barre3 class and store extras in the refrigerator!

About Sadie

Sadie Lincoln
Sadie Lincoln, Founder of barre3

Sadie is the founder of barre3 exercise studios, where she creates classes inspired by three of her favorite disciplines: ballet barre work, yoga, and Pilates. Beyond her studio walls, Sadie launched barre3 Online Workouts, a workout subscription service reaching 60 countries and counting. Sadie teaches to A-list clients ranging from celebrities to super-moms and trains barre3 instructors and franchisees worldwide.

Prior to branching out on her own, Sadie spent 10 years at 24 Hour Fitness serving in a variety of roles, including running the group exercise program and developing global sales, marketing and brand communications strategy. Working directly with the founder and CEO, she helped grow the company into the largest chain of health clubs worldwide.

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