Naked No-Bake Protein Bars
Welcome to a flash post – a post where I give you a recipe in a flash. No Intro. No Bells. No Fireworks. Just a super easy recipe that’s going to make your tastebuds do the singing and fireworking and cartwheeling and boom booom BAAAMING! Ready? Let’s do this:
1-2 squares of thinly-chopped dark chocolate (I used 85% lindt)
1-2 pitted medjool dates
1/4 cup of dried goji berries
1/4 cup of vanilla pea protein powder (or vanilla casein)
1/4 of almond milk (or enough to bind the above ingredients together)
Chuck all the above ingredients in a food processor. Duplicate the amount if you want to make more bars (the above makes four small ones). Process the mix until you get a kind of ‘dough’ that you can shape with your hands. If you DON’T have a food processor by the way, you COULD use a handheld blender. It just might be a big trickier because the mix will be pretty thick.
Taste the the mix to ensure it’s PERFECT. If you want it sweeter, add more sweetener. If you want it more chocolatey, add more cocoa. And adapt the consistency by adding a bit more milk till you get it properly ‘moldeable.’
Shape the ‘dough’ into four small bars (or two large ones). To make them properly rectangular (as opposed to them looking like fat sausages), press them against a hard surface on each side. That way, you’ll flatten the bars and make them more ‘angular.’
That’s it: enjoy!
Marcos per bar (out of four small ones like the ones I made): 88kcals, 8g protein, 10g carbs (out of which 2g is fiber so net carbs = 8) and 2g fat.
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