Chia Power Protein Bars
Unique to the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas, these healthy energy-boosting bars are a great snack. Thanks to Karma Yoga Donna for sharing the recipe. Enjoy!
3/4 cup chia seeds (high in protein, fiber, omega 3's)
1 1/4 cup dates (high in magnesium, fiber)
1 orange (vitamin c)
1/2 cup ground flaxseed (high in protein, fiber, omega 3's)
1/2 cup dried, unsweetened coconut (omega 3's)
- Soak dates for about 10 minutes in warm water.
- Drain water and pulse dates in food processor until mostly smooth.
- Add orange to mixture and process again.
- Add chia, flax, and coconut to mixture. It should be moderately firm.
Then, place in pan and bake at 350° for around 10-15 minutes.
Or, for a raw treat, put in dehydrator instead of traditional oven at 100 degrees for around 8 hours, depending on desired consistency. This is how we make them at the ashram Boutique.
For an extra special treat, you can add 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts, 4 tbsp. cacao powder, and 4 tbsp. water.