Real Food Protein Bars

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protein2So I’ve been eating protein bars for lunch as of late. Pretty much the cardinal sin of trying to eat real, fresh food. However, they are portable, non-perishable and I can eat one while driving.
Suffice to say that this lunch situation pretty much sums up my life currently.

In the interest of saving money, and my endocrine system (what is IN those protein bars, they taste like petrochemicals) I came up with a recipe to make my own. This is totally customizable, based on your ingredient preference and texture.

– 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
– 1/2 cup coconut butter (not oil, butter)
– 1/3 cup oats
– 4 scoops beneprotein (or your protein powder of choice) I like beneprotein because it doesn’t have anything other than pure whey protein
– 1/4 cup crushed almonds
– 1/4 cup chia seeds
– 1/4 cup hemp seeds
– drizzle agave to taste
– couple handfuls of chocolate chips

mix it all up, and press into a square pan, lined with plastic wrap. If you don’t line it with plastic wrap, you will hate yourself. Put the pan in the freezer to set. When it’s set, cut into bars and wrap individually in plastic wrap. Store in the freezer.

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