post workout protein bars

recipe  23rd June 2017 by

Looking for something to eat after a workout, or to easily grab as an afternoon healthy snack? Try making these easy coconut & goji berry protein bars from our nutritionist.

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After a workout, your body has increased nutritional needs, particularly for protein and anti-inflammatory nutrients so you can recover and repair quickly ahead of your next bout of exercise. Combining these nutrients into something that’s portable and tastes amazing makes for a perfect post-workout bar and is just what your body needs.

Jess, graze nutritionist

ingredients

  • graze roasted unsalted cashews
  • 6 de-stoned medjool dates
  • 30 g desiccated coconut
  • 50 g graze pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp graze golden linseeds
  • 2 tbsp graze pure sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 14 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 20 g dried goji berries

instructions

Blend cashews until crumbly, add the dates and blend well. (Note, if you don't use medjool dates, soak your dates for half an hour in water to give them the moisture and sticking power they need to bind the bar together and discard the water).

Add in the rest of the ingredients, minus the goji berries and continue to blend until you get a sticky consistency and you can squeeze the mixture together with your fingers without the mixture crumbling or falling apart.

Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and empty the blended mixture onto the tray.

Press the mixture flat using the palms of your hands so you get an even spread, right into the corners of the tray.

Sprinkle the goji berries on top of the flattend mixture and lightly press them into the bar so they slink slightly and are incorporated into the bar.

Place the tray in a freezer for half an hour to set before portioning.

Divide the tray into 10 even pieces or smaller pieces for a bitesize portion if you want the bar to last longer and enjoy post wokout for recovery and nourishment.

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  • roasted unsalted cashews

    perfectly roasted cashew nuts - you don't need salt for full-on flavour!

  • pure pumpkin seeds

    nutrient-packed, pure raw pumpkin seeds

  • pure sunflower seeds

    sunflower seeds are the easy, tasty way to add extra goodness to almost anything

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By Jess, graze nutritionist.

Our nutritionist extraordinaire, Jess trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a registered practitioner with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She's the creator of our health badges, to help you choose the snacks and boxes that are right for you. Check out everything from Jess on our blog, with recipes and tricks to help you keep making better choices, or go to Jess's blog at jessipes.co.uk for even more.

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