Protein bars are common, these days. We can get some at online sport supplement store, local grocery store, nearest pharmacy or even random gas station.
Although the quality and taste of these bars are not always the one we would desire. Especially for the amount of money we’ve been paying for them.
Homemade protein bars could be an optimal alternative here, assuming we are ready to spend an extra few minutes in the kitchen. Believe me, time invested it is all worth it.
Not only we get the protein bars with the taste we prefer, we also get the protein bars that are actually rich in nutrients our bodies require to restore spent energy and repair damaged muscle tissue.
Chocolate protein bars are among my favorites. They are easy and quick to prepare. These bars don’t require baking but have to be refrigerated, before consuming.
Chocolate Protein Bars
- Almonds, 80 grams
- Cacao nibs, 20 grams
- Protein powder, 50 grams
- Rolled oats, 25 grams
- Chia seeds, 20 grams
- Melted coconut oil, 60 grams
- Sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon
- Dates, 8
- Raw cacao, 2 tablespoons
- Line a loaf pan with the wax paper and set aside.
- In a food processor, ground the almonds; then, add the protein powder, rolled oats, chia seeds and cacao nibs. Process until finely grounded.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl and keep aside.
- Now, process the dates and cacao with the coconut oil.
- Transfer the wet mixture to the dry mixture and fold it in.
- Transfer the final mixture to prepared baking pan and refrigerate, until the bars are set.