Naked No-Bake Protein Bars

Screen Shot 2014-03-11 at 08.50.09Welcome 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:

No Bake Protein BarsIngredients

1-2 squares    Unsweetened Dark Chocolate  (chopped, I use 85%)
1-2                   Dates  (pitted)
1/4 cup           Goji Berries  (dried)
1/4 cup           Pea Protein Powder  (or casein)
1/4 cup           Almond Milk  (enough to bind everything together)

Directions

1. 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.

2. 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.’

3. 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.’

4. That’s it: enjoy!

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