Make Your Own Plant-Based Protein Bars With CORE!

Here’s what makes them nutritiously good…

  • You get a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement in each homemade bar 
  • Protein is plant-based 
  • High in healthy fats and fiber 
  • Nutrient dense snack (supports healthy blood sugar levels) 
  • Dairy and gluten free 

All you need is…

  • 1½ cups rolled oats (use gluten free and organic oats if possible)
  • 1 cup rice crisp cereal or kamut puffs
  • ½ – 1 cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup coconut nectar or brown rice syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I like to use ‘Simply Organic Madagascar Vanilla Extract’ which is non-alcoholic dairy and gluten free)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 4 scoops of CORE Plant Based Performance Protein 

Optional:

  • 1½ tablespoons of non-dairy mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts – to add more crunch

Directions:

  • Line a large square cake pan with parchment paper – use two, one going in each direction.
  • Mix together the dry ingredients first – oats, rice or kamut crisps, sliced almonds, shredded coconut, chia seeds and walnuts (if using).
  • In a small pot melt coconut oil over low heat, remove and add almond butter, coconut nectar and vanilla extract.
  • Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients and stir well.
  • Add CORE and a sprinkle of cinnamon, add in mini chocolate chips.
  • If mixture is dry, add a teaspoon or two of filtered water to help ingredients stick together.
  • Spoon mixture into the pan and spread out evenly – use a roller or back of the spoon to pack lightly down – sprinkle some leftover sliced almonds/chopped walnuts and chocolate chips on top if desired.
  • Place in freezer for 10 minutes, then remove and cut into bars. Store in containers in freezer or fridge for future healthy CORE protein snacks on the go.
  • ENJOY!

 

Written by: Jenna Mangan, CNP
E-mail: jenna.m.mangan@gmail.com
Twitter: @jennamangan

 

 

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