Vegan Chocolate Protein Bars

Your body needs protein not only after a workout to support muscle fiber, but on a daily basis to restore and regenerate your body’s cells. Protein is a very important part of the detox process, and one that is overlooked on many detox plans. While animal products are not recommended during detoxification, you have to make sure your body is nourished with enough vegetable protein. These bars contain protein-rich ingredients, especially quinoa, which contains all of the amino-acids your body needs replenished each day. Plus there’s chocolate for a taste that isn’t generally found on a detox program.

Vegan Chocolate Protein Bars
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Vegan Chocolate Protein Bars

Vegan Chocolate Protein Bars


  • Author: Whole Food Snacks
  • Yield: 5-7 bars

Ingredients

1 cup rolled oats

½ cup cooked quinoa

½ cup hemp hearts

½ cup dry pitted dates, soaked in purified water for at least one hour

1 tbsp raw cacao powder

2 tsp coconut oil

A pinch sea salt

 


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 150°C/302°F.

In a food processor add the rolled oats, cacao powder and hemp hearts and process to obtain a fine grind.

Add quinoa, coconut oil, drained dates and sea salt, and pulse to incorporate and create a sticky mixture.

Line a baking pan with parchment paper, transfer the mixture inside the pan and spread evenly with a spatula.

Bake for 25 minutes, then remove at set aside to cool. 

Cut into bars and store in an airtight container, in the refrigerator.

 

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