Eat Up: Easy Protein Bars

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I came across some information for Dietician Ashley Koff, who’s got a pretty decent recipe for protein bars that even my chocolate-loving husband can enjoy. I ate one prior to a workout and KILLED it at the gym. Then I ate another afterwards for recovery. They’re not too sweet, and really get the job done.

Here’s the Recipe:

The AKA High Pro bar

Ingredients:

3 scoops Wholesome Chow High Protein pancake mix

1 ripe organic banana, mashed

3 cups So Delicious unsweetened vanilla coconut milk

½ cup Nature’s Path Qi’a cereal

1 cup Tcho superberry drinking chocolate crumbles

¾ cup organic raisins

½ cup Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts

Spectrum cooking oil spray or coconut oil

8×8 baking pan

Instructions:

1. Lightly coat baking pan with oil.

2. Preheat oven to 375 F

3. Pour ½ cup of coconut milk into a cereal bowl. Add Qi’a and stir. Allow to sit for five minutes, stirring once or twice to create an even, thick pudding-likeconsistency.
4. In a large mixing bowl, place pancake mix. Stir in 2 cups of coconut milk, banana, and chocolate.

5. Blend in Qi’a + coconut mixture. As you are doing, the mixture should still be easy to blend, if not, add the remaining ½ cup of coconut milk

6. Fold in raisins and hemp heart

7. Pour total mixture into the baking pan, spread evenly.

8. Bake for 15-20 minutes based on your oven (recommend looking at it at 12 minutes to make sure the top is not burning; at 15 minutes check the center to see if it is cooked (with a cake tester); will be dark brown colored but should not be brown or burnt on top

Makes 16 older child / adult portions

They look kinda like this:

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You can find out more information about Koff, and her recipes HERE.

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