Make Your Own Protein Bars- Clean Eating Style

Coconut Lara Bar, Homemade protein bar

Ok this might be the deadly combination, unsweetened coconut, almonds and cashews together.  I think I just died and went to heaven.  A challenger in my 21 day fix group found this recipe and shared it with us.  I made them and seriously I can't have them in my house, they are sooo good! They definitely need to be portioned out and you are going to have to be super super mindful of how much you eat.  While they are full of clean ingredients you have a lot of good fats in there!  So 1 serving is all you need.

It's a clean snack because it has your protein from your nuts and then your complex carb from your dates!  BINGO!!!!!  I encourage you to add this to the list of things to put into rotation especially if you need a quick fix for something sweet, you are looking for a portable protein bar that is healthy or you need something that is filling for a snack!  Protein bars are a great on the go snack but they are always choked full of artificial ingredients so this is a great alternative.
Snacks can get boring and repeating the same things over and over can get old fast.  Try these out for something new!  

My caution to you is if you are down to the last 10 lbs, you might not want to use these.  Lots of natural sugar can derail progress.  Or you eat this instead of another high sugar fruit like Bananas, Mangoes and Grapes.  

Coconut Cream Larabars
15 Medjool Dates
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup cashews
3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
2 T coconut oil
2 T water
Mix the almonds, coconut and cashews in the food processor until fine. Then add the dates, oil and water and pulse until a dough forms. Line an 8X8 pan with parchment paper leaving enough room for some to come out the sides. That way, the bars will be easy to remove and cut with a pizza cutter. Press down the down so that it is packed well and place in the fridge to set. It will take an hour or two. Slice and eat. These should keep in the fridge for a couple weeks.

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