I love this recipe.  A no bake protein bar which takes just minutes to make and is then frozen to quickly harden. I love eating this after my morning workout and makes a delicious healthy breakfast on the go or afternoon pick me up snack. If you are in need of a chocolate fix this is the ideal healthy treat for you.  I used a whey chocolate protein powder from The Protein Works. If you want to keep it paleo and / or vegan use a chocolate hemp protein powder. I typically add chocolate chips to the mixture but you can leave these out or you could try mixing in seeds or goji berries instead.  For a special treat try drizzling over some melted chocolate once you have cut them into bars. I often eat these straight out of the freezer for a healthy treat. You can also keep them in the fridge until needed.

Raw Chocolate Protein Bars

Overview

Difficulty – Easy

Time – 10 minutes preparation plus freezing time

Serves – 12 bars


What’s good about it?

Adding the protein powder makes this an ideal snack to stabilise blood sugar levels, support muscle mass and healthy immune system.  Whey protein is also an excellent source of glutathione to promote detoxification and Brain Chain Amino Acids to post workout recovery. Hemp Protein powder is a good source of fibre and omega 3 fatty acids.

  1. Grease and line a 20cm square baking tin with baking parchment.
  1. Place all the dry ingredients in a food processor and combine. Add the remaining ingredients except the chocolate chips and process to form a stiff dough. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  1. Press the mixture firmly into the pan using the back of a spoon.
  1. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to firm up. Cut into bars.

Cashew butter is a good source of heart-healthy fats, like monounsaturated fats plus essential amino acids to support muscle mass and plenty of magnesium for supporting healthy nervous system. Any nut butter can be used in this recipe but make sure it does not contain sugar or sweeteners.

120g Chocolate protein powder

30g Coconut Flour

1 tsp Cinnamon

1tsp maca powder

1tbsp lucuma powder

1tbsp raw cacao powder

1tsp vanilla extract

3tbsp honey or coconut syrup

100ml Almond Milk

30g coconut oil melted

75g Cashew nut or almond nut butter

50g sugar free chocolate chips

 

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