I went through a stage a few years ago where I ate lot of protein bars simply because I was busy and it was an ‘easy’ option to grab while at night lectures. Although if I am being completely honest, it was mostly the chocolate which coated them I craved…
I know, I know, me of all people should have known better and deep down I knew my fast growing addiction to them was bad, yet I still convinced myself it was ok because it was a ‘sports’ bar so it had to be healthy.
Luckily I weaned myself off them (and processed sugar) and through trial and error created a nourishing alternative , full of superfoods, vitamins, protein and essential fats.
They are raw and paleo friendly but best of all, tastes amazing.
Don’t be too fazed with measurements or ingredients, just add a bit of everything and anything that is in your cupboard, mix and pop in the freezer to set. It couldn’t be easier!
Raw superfood Protein bars
½ cup almonds (soak to activate them first)
½ cup walnuts (soak to activate them first)
2 scoops of protein powder (I use 180 Superfood protein or Bare Blends)
½ cup desiccated coconut
10 dates (soaked first to soften)
2 tbps chia seeds
2 tbps sesame seeds
2 tbps raw cocao
2 tbps coconut oil
1-2 2 tbps raw honey
Optional: goji berries, cinnamon, vanilla bean paste
I simply place everything in my Vitamix (or food processor), mix, then press firmly into a tray and pop in the freezer to set.
Remove and place on a chopping board and slice into bars.
Tip: best to keep these in the freezer so they stay firm.