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January 15, 2017
  •  By: Jason Sani

DIY Protein Bars

5 simple ingredients, 5 minutes, vegan and gluten free protein bars. Get the delicious and nutritious recipe from the video below.

Ingredients
2 Pitted Dates
1/4 Cup Water or Tea
1 Cup Gluten-free oats
2 Scoops Protein powder (vanilla plant protein)
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds (or hemp seeds)
2 Tbsp Coconut butter melted
1/2 tsp cinnamon optional
1 Squirt vanilla stevia optional

Directions:

Remove pits from dates and add to food processor with 1/4 cup water or tea to soften and transform into a paste.
In a bowl or your food processor, mix the ingredients together with the dates. Process until the pieces are all uniform in size and a sticky dough has formed.
Transfer the mixture to the baking dish or cutting board and press down to form an even layer. Lay parchment paper or plastic wrap on top and use a flat-bottom object like a liquid measuring cup to press down and pack the mixture into an even, firmly packed layer.
Transfer to freezer to set for 10-15 minutes, or until firm to the touch. Then lift out and slice into 9 bars.
Enjoy as is, or drizzle with a bit of melted dark chocolate (optional).

These get a little soft at room temperature, so store in the refrigerator (up to 5 days), or in the freezer (up to 1 month).

Jason Sani is the author of Making Healthy Taste Good. He is a trained and licensed Culinary Nutritionist that has worked in the athletics and sports medicine industry for over 10 years. Jason practices what he preaches and leads an energetic lifestyle by example. His focus is Nutrition and training towards the active population. Jason is a resource of inspiration while spreading energy in and out of the mind and body. Follow him on Instagram: @jasonsani

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