Ooo these protein bars (that can totally also be balls) are soo freaking good! Snack bars can be great as a little snack and to keep hunger under control between meals BUT store bought ones are typically filled with sugar and preservatives. Even the ones that claim to be sugar free, are then just pumped with chemical sweeteners (like in diet and sugar free sodas...). Which is why you should make your own! These are vegan, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free.
I will be completely honest, I have tried maybe two protein bars in my short life (I wasn't a fan) so it's hard for me to compare with regards to flavor, but I promise you this, these chocolate coconut protein bars are delicious, easy and clean of all the unnecessary "stuff".
Then I only use protein powder that I trust. Trust in the sense, that it is 100% vegan, free of sugar and additives, and completely clean of fillers. Additionally, this protein has a lovely nutritious boost of ginseng, vitamins and minerals, which help me keep my body and brain functioning as optimally as possible. I really try to get everything my body needs from real food, but that just doesn't always happen. It isn't always that you get everything you need, every single day, from the food we have available to us, which makes having the proper supplements in your routine, incredibly important. But it can also be difficult and frustrating because, truthfully, you can't trust all of the companies out there providing supplements, unfortunately. The best thing you can do, is do your research.
I use Novo Vita for all of my supplements and protein powders and have been for a while now. I completely trust them and can vouch for the positive effects. And I would not do that unless I was completely sure - only the best for all you beautiful people!
Lastly, these bars are so incredibly easy to make. You just toss everything into the food processor and then shape them! And lastly, ENJOY! Bring them with you to class or to work, for after your workout and for a pre-workout boost if you are feeling low on energy! Or just enjoy them as an afternoon snack, when you are craving something chocolatey.
1. Add all the ingredients to your food processor.
2. Blend for 2-3 minutes. You know its ready when a big chocolatey ball forms.
3. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top of your dough and roll (using a rolling pin makes it easier) into the dough as you are flattening it into a rectangle shape.
4. Place in the fridge for at least 20 minutes (in the freezer for about 5 minutes, if you want to be quick).
5. Cut out your protein bars.
- 15 dates
- 1 cup almonds
- 2 tbs coconut (+ extra as topping)
- 1 tbs peanut butter (or any other nut butter)
- 1 tbs coconut oil
- 1 tbs chia seeds
- pinch of pink himilayan salt