Chocolate Cherry Chia Protein Bars January 22, 2018 19:41

Chocolate Cherry Chia Protein Bars made with Complete Whey Protein, dark chocolate, raw almonds, dried cherries and chia seeds!

We made a batch of delicious Chocolate Cherry Chia Protein Bars. Great for breakfast or a quick snack to satiate your hunger! 

So easy to make! This is a No bake recipe with NO Added sugar. Just blend and form the batter into a square to cut into smaller portions or roll into balls:

1 cup of pitted medjool dates (we softened them in hot water before blending)

1 cup of raw almonds

4 scoops of Complete Whey Protein in the Delicious Chocolate flavor

2 Tbsp. of Chia Seeds

1/4 cup of dried cherries

1/4 cup of dark chocolate bitties

2 Tbsp. of Coconut oil

Sprinkle with Himalayan Sea Salt right before serving!

Homemade Protein bars made with Complete Whey Protein, raw almonds, chia seeds, dark chocolate and cherries!

Health Benefits of this recipe include:

The cacoa found in dark chocolate is full of anti-oxidants and serotonin, a natural antidepressant. 

The flavonoids in dark chocolate help reduce insulin resistance by helping your cells to function normally and regain the ability to use your body's insulin efficiently. Dark chocolate also has a low glycemic index, meaning it won't cause huge spikes in blood sugar levels.

Chia seeds help detoxify the body and aid in weight loss.

Chia seeds contain Omega 3 Fatty acids and help dieters feel full longer. 

Chia Seeds contain complex carbohydrates that are absorbed slowly and metabolized over a long time so you feel satisfied for longer periods of time.

When a chia seed is exposed to water, it forms a coating of gel, increasing its size and weight. Since the gel is made of water, it has no calories. It’s also difficult to remove from the seed, meaning that it helps your body think it is full, without adding calories!

Keeping balanced levels of blood sugar is important for both health and energy. Both the gelling action of the seed, and it’s unique combination of soluble and insoluble fiber combine to slow down your body’s conversion of starches into sugars. If you eat chia with a meal, it will help you turn your food into constant, steady energy rather than a series of ups and downs that wear you out.

Raw Almonds are a SUPER FOOD. Almonds contain: Protein, Dietary and Insoluble Fiber, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Folate, Vitamin B, Biotin, Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Copper, Magnesium and Phosphorous.

Medjool Dates
are full of fiber, vitamins and minerals. They contain B Vitamins, Copper, Iron, Potassium, Folate, Manganese and Calcium. They help keep your bones strong and your digestive system healthy! They add great flavor as well as being a natural sweetener. Their gooey texture is ideal for creating healthy snacks you can take on the go.

Coconut oil
contains fatty acids which help boost brain function, contains Lauric acid which is highly anti-microbial, and can help you lose weight by reducing abdominal fat.

The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase 24 hour energy levels by as much as 5%, which can lead to significant weight loss over the long term.

Dried cherries are a great source of natural fiber, potassium, copper, protein, iron, and carbohydrates. The red coloring in cherries contains anthocyanin which is a powerful antioxidant which prevents free radicals from damaging our cells.

Dried Cherries
are great for your immune system as they contain vitamins A,C & E.

Raw Whey Protein can help replace fat with lean muscle which leads to a higher metabolism and increased energy.

Raw whey protein is an excellent source of cysteine, the precursor of Glutathione which is the most abundant antioxidant in the body that protects us from damage due to toxins and free radicals. 

A batch of easy to make Homemade Chocolate Chia Cherry Protein bars made with Complete Raw Whey Protein!

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