Chocolate, chia and coconut protein bars
By Rosa Anderson - Jones
If you're yet to be sold on supplementing with protein powder, take a read of this. Tamzin has written a fantastic article about the benefits protein, and why we love Inline Nutrition protein in particular! We're all about eating good quality, whole foods to find nourishment, but when we're pushed for time, or want to feel fuller for longer, Inline Nutrition is our go-to (plus it's made here in Dunedin).
This muesli bar was super easy to make.
- 1cup wholemeal oats (blitz in the blender so oats become less coarse)
- 3T chia seeds
- 1/2 cup of coconut flour
- 1/4 desiccated coconut
- 1.5 scoops of protein (about 1/2 cup)
- 4T melted coconut oil
- 2T honey (or real maple syrup)
Add wet ingredients to your dry mixture and stir well. Press the mixture into the bottom of a tin, lined with baking paper.
Place this in the fridge or freezer until it has cooled, and hardened. Store in the fridge or freezer and avoid exposing them to sunshine or heat!
Sometimes you need to experiment a little with consistencies — you may need to add a little more coconut oil if your bar isn't sticking well together in the pan. Different proteins include different ingredients which can alter the texture of the bars. We love Inline Nutrition as they don't add crappy thickeners and preservatives. So make sure you choose a good quality whey protein (as natural or organic as possible).
You can also toast this mixture like a muesli, and store in a cool, dry place. We often enjoy protein muesli as a filling, post-workout option in the mornings with fruit and greek yoghurt!