I am not big into bars myself. Either I find them too sweet most of the time, or just too dry. But bars can be a convenient on-the-go snack for people with a busy lifestyle, or after a workout. So I decided to come up with my own protein bar! This bar combines two of my favorite flavors – coconut and chocolate. This bar is a delicious treat and is packed with protein, fiber, omega 3s, antioxidants, and is also gluten free and low-glycemic. Give it a try!
Article written by Nutritionist Sara Vance, author of the book The Perfect Metabolism Plan A regular guest on Fox 5 San Diego, you can see many of Sara’s segments on her media page. She also offers corporate nutrition, school programs, consultations, and affordable online eCourses. Download her free 40+ page Metabolism Jumpstart eBook here.
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Hi Sara, I made your bars and they came out great! I just wasn’t sure what the measurement for the 2 3/4 cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa) was supposed to be, so I guessed that you meant tablespoons? Also I doubled your recipe. For the future I will need to get a tiny food processor when I make these. Mine was a big one and wasn’t so cooperative. Thanks so much for the great recipe! I am hypoglycemic, so I really appreciate these bars… Love the crunch of the chia seeds…
Thanks Kathy for trying them out! And thanks for letting me know about the missing measurement on the topping. It was teaspoons – but since yours turned out good with Tablespoons – I went ahead and rounded it up to – 3 teaspoons. And I am going to double my recipe next time too – these are great frozen. Mine went fast!
Thanks for getting back to me. These bars were so amazing… I will have to make them again.
Just found your blog- I’m curious if cacao is okay for toddlers. I read that it could be a stimulant but I’m worried about my son’s magnesium intake.
Hi Molly, sorry to not respond sooner. I do not have the answer for what age it is appropriate for, but there are a number of other ways to get magnesium (leafy greens, nuts, pumpkin seeds), and you can also absorb it through the skin via Epsom salt baths, and magnesium oils and sprays. I know a lot of parents use Natural Calm. Here is a resource I thought you might like:
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