No Bake Chocolate Chip Protein Squares
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES (Yes, I did just say 10 minutes)
2 bananas (mash them with a fork into a bowl)
2 cups of oats or quinoa flakes
1/2 cup organic chocolate chips (look for “fair-trade” if possible or use raw cacao nibs)
2 heaping spoonfuls almond butter
1 tbsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of sea salt
1 scoop your favourite plant-based protein protein powder (I used chocolate Vegan proteins+)
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well together.
- Line a square dish with parchment paper.
- Place the mixture into the square dish and flatten it evenly with your hands (tip: wet your hands so the mixture doesn’t stick to you) Cover the container and place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove from the freezer, slice into bars or squares.
The great thing about this recipe is you can use any size pan. The smaller the pan, the thicker the bars and conversely, the large the pan, the thinner.
Also, if you want to make sure this recipe is truly gluten-free as it can be, use certified “gf” oats and chips. Quinoa flakes are naturally gluten-free of course.
Recipe and picture from: Joyoushealth.ca