If you like having a little protein treat before a workout, try one of these healthy bars. Store bought bars can be full of refined sugars and processed additives, so if you looking to follow a healthy lifestyle and control what types of ingredients you’re eating, make your own! The best part is, it tastes like a treat. This recipe makes several bars, so I recommend freezing them for down the road. If refrigerated, they have a 4-5 day life span.
Combine the pitted dates, raw cashews, blanched almonds, and protein powder (or cacao powder) in a food processor or Blender.
Process/Blend all ingredients until texture is coarse.
Add shredded coconut, blend it a tiny bit, then add the almond extract and a the water. Blend till it creates a dry but moist dough consistency.
Add the dough mixture into foil or baking sheet lined loaf tin and chill for an hour before serving. (I used a 5 x 10 glad container)
After an hour, cut up the bars into small squares (1inch x 1 inch). And serve or save to snack on.