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Zac makes a delicious protein bar that works great as an every day snack. Prepare it at the start of a week and you won’t be craving anything else between your bigger meals.
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I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but these days a lot of the protein powders and protein bars have a lot of synthetic protein in them which means they’re man made and not natural. So, when our body ingests something that’s not real, that’s not natural, our body really doesn’t recognize it and it’s not too good for it. What we’re going to do today, we’re going to make a natural protein bar. All natural ingredients, all raw as well vegan I guess you could say as well.
We’re going to start off with some almonds. Okay? It’s going to be two cups of almonds. Almonds out of all the nuts out there, they’re actually quite alkaline. Some of the other nuts are very acidic, so alkaline nuts we’re going to put in here it’s the almonds. Chia seeds, you know, the essential fatty acids for our body has five times more calcium than milk and
[inaudible 0:00:43] you know, heaps of iron and everything in there too. So, it’s really good for our bodies. Double teaspoons of chia seeds and some chocolate.
Now, we love chocolate. Everyone loves chocolate. If you don’t there’s something definitely wrong with you. Chocolate in it’s raw form is actually a very powerful super food. Okay. Really high levels of Vitamin C. Helps dopamine, triptofan, seratonin, so it’s great for an anti-depressant if you’re in a bad mood. It’s also high levels of magnesium. Now, your body needs magnesium to deal with stress. So, after the gym it’s really important for your muscles and particularly it helps with cramps. If you suffer from cramps, get you some magnesium.
Now, protein. I’m just going to put about a cup of protein in there. It’s an all vegan brown rice protein. Now, for the sweetener. We’re going to need something sweet here is the dates. Okay, these dates are awesome. In terms of the sugars in the dates, they’re really natural. It’s going to give us a natural energy boost. So, it’s great obviously before the gym, after the gym, a snack. Just about a cup of dates in there and some coconut oil. All right. So, many uses of this coconut oil stuff.
You can use it on your skin as like a moisturizer. It’s great in the sun if you want to do tanning. You can cook with it. You can do whatever you like with it. It’s awesome. Now, honey is optional. If you want to sweeten it up, you don’t have to, but we’re going to use a little bit of honey. So, about a teaspoon of honey.
Starting off always with our lid on top top and on variable speed number five, we’re just going to turn on and let it all pulse through. So, it’s all going to be one consistency. Turn it on. Wait until all the ingredients are mushed together a little bit. All right, awesome. So, look at that. Inside there it’s [inaudible 0:02:26]. This kind of looks like a big date. If we get it out. There we go. That’s what we want.
So, that’s your protein bar. Really, you could eat into that whatever you want to do. So, I’ve got it on my teeth, but it’s warm right now. The blade spinning so fast is actually warming up all the ingredients, so I’m just going to put two chopping boards on top of each other here. Flatten it out. The other few options, you can cut them up, store them in the fridge, put them in the freezer, put them into the little ziplock bags. But right now, it’s very gooey. Right? Very gooey, very sticky, so awesome. Tastes beautiful and so simple and cheap. Hopefully you like it.