Updated: Sep 13, 2018
A healthy substitute to store-bought granola bars
Unhealthy ingredients found in many prepared granola bars include high fructose corn syrup, palm oil, palm kernel oil, trans fats, bleached flour, unbleached flour and wheat flour.
1 cup old fashioned oats
2 tbsp vegan protein powder of choice
¼ cup unsweetened mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs
½ cup organic almond butter or peanut butter
¼ cup freshly ground flax meal
1 tbsp chia seeds
¼ cup local maple syrup
¼ tsp almond extract or ½ tsp vanilla
1 pinch ground Himalayan rock salt
Add all of your ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine. Full disclosure: I use my hands to mix.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes. Once chilled, form desired bite-sized balls - be prepared for a little bit of effort, the mixture tends to be crumbly.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
The following recipe was retrieved from NutriChem Personalized Health Solutions. Check out their website at https://www.nutrichem.com/blogs/blog-1/pre-workout-snack-balls
Recipe by Kate Orlando, RHN
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