Almond Protein Bars
by: Ruth-Anne Penner
Sometimes the greatest relationships are made under funny circumstances. I received this recipe from a good friend of mine, Dr. Ryan Greschuk, who kindly invited me to his Real Food Fiesta despite almost giving him a black eye prior to his invite.
I was introduced to Ryan at the beginning of the year where we realized that our businesses would work well together. Myself, a Lifestyle transformation Coach, and Ryan, a Chiropractor, both wish for lifelong healthy changes for our clients. Since then, I have featured many of Dr. Ryan's blogs here as an additional resource to help you along your health and wellness journey.
While I was in the peak of my triathlon training, I came across a peculiar situation where my neck locked up. I gave Dr. Ryan a call and thought he should take a look. He suggested I have a few manual adjustments. I must admit I was quite a bit intimidated to have an adjustment...especially in the neck. It must be the fact that I watch too many action movies.
I thought I would be brave, and put the fait of my life in the hands of Dr. Ryan. Unknowingly that I had an automatic reflex to having my neck adjusted, which sent my fist right into the kind doctors face.
I thought that would be an end to our lovely friendship, but Dr. Ryan, being a man that shows great understanding and forgiveness, has kindly invited my husband and I over for some lovely snacks. You can also find this featured recipe at mywholefoodlife.com.
Thank you Dr. Ryan for sharing this great recipe...your face healed quite nicely. To read some of Dr. Ryan's material click here.
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Almond Protein Bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 12 medjool dates (pits removed)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 T flax meal
- 2 T chia seeds
- 1 T hemp hearts
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 2 T chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- In a food processor, combine the oats, almonds, shredded coconut, chia seeds, flax meal, hemp hearts and sea salt. Pulse for a minute or two.
- Then add in the remaining ingredients, except the chocolate chips and water, and mix until a dough starts to form.
- Then add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture comes together.
- Lastly, add the chocolate chips and pulse a couple times until they get mixed in.
- Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. Leave enough paper to stick out the sides.
- Press the mixture into the baking dish. Press down VERY hard.
- Place the baking dish in the fridge to set. It should take an hour. You can also put it in the freezer for less time.
- Once the mixture has set, pull the whole thing out by the sides of the parchment paper. I used a pizza cutter to cut mine into bars.
Keep these bars in the fridge. You can also freeze them for longer storage. Enjoy!
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