One of the food I missed the most when I switched eating real foods were protein bars. Unfortunately, with ingredients like soy protein (GMO and toxic), high fructose corn syrup (causes obesity and promotes disease), artificial sweeteners (damages metabolism), 99% of protein bars are off limits.
For those of us that still want to get their protein bar fix, I have an excellent “Paleo” alternative for you.
These protein bars are grain free, gluten free, low carb, and taste absolutely delicious. When you make them, you will be blown away that unprocessed, real food could taste this good!
Here’s the recipe:
Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Bars (low carb, grain free, gluten free)
1 cup egg white protein powder (we use Jay Robb’s brand)
1/3rd cup hazelnut butter
2 tbs cocoa powder
½ tsp cinnamon
½ cup coconut oil
1/3rd cup honey
- Place all of the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Heat the honey and coconut oil in a pan on low-medium until melted and warm.
- Add to the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Place a sheet of nonstick baking paper onto your kitchen table, and put the protein bar mixture in the centre. Put another sheet of baking paper on top, and use a rolling pin to roll out the protein bar mixture to a 4 x 12 inch rectangle.
- Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 2-3 hours to harden.
- When the protein bar has set and is hard to touch, remove from the refrigerator and cut into equal sized portions.
- Store the protein bars in the refrigerator.
You don’t have to eat horribly processed protein bars to get your fix – you can make real, unprocessed, and extremely delicious versions of these foods easily in your own home. And that isn’t the only food that there’s a “Paleo” alternative for…
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From delicious desserts like cake & soufflé, to crackers, to traditional recipes like bacon salad, and more…The Paleohacks Cookbook has it all.
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P.S. If you like this recipe for the chocolate hazelnut protein bars, please share this with your friends and family.