Coconut Chocolate Protein Squares

24 Sep 2013

Coconut Chocolate Protein Squares

A healthy post workout snack made with protein powder, peanut butter and chocolate.

Coconut Chocolate Protein Squares Recipe


A couple of weeks ago, one of my friends thought it was a good idea to sign me up with his REC soccer team at my university. This was a bad idea for so many reasons. One: I have never played soccer. Maybe once or twice in a high school gym class, but never seriously. Two: I can't run for more than 10 minutes without getting out of breath. Yeah, it's bad.



Coconut Chocolate Protein Squares Recipe


We had our first game on Sunday. When signing in, I had at least 4 people laugh at our team name. We named ourselves "Victorious Secret" - and we lived up to our name. We won 5-1.

But now, two days after, I am so ridiculously sore! I didn't want to get out of bed and go to school. I guess now I know why I never played soccer until now!


Coconut Chocolate Protein Squares Recipe


But since I am being more active now, I needed to make something to reflect my healthy decision. So I bought some protein powder, bought some flax seeds, and made these protein squares. But of course, as I do with most things, I covered it in chocolate.

Hey, no one's perfect!


Coconut Chocolate Protein Squares Recipe


Coconut Chocolate Protein Squares
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What you'll need:

  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 3 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the banana, oats, flax seeds, protein powder, peanut butter, coconut, butter, raisins and water.
  2. Line an 8x8-inch pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Spread the mixture evenly into the pan.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave, stopping in 30 second intervals to stir.
  4. Spread the melted chocolate over the mixture in the pan, and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  5. Cut into squares and store in the freezer.


Adapted from Money Saving Mom




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16 comments:

  1. Stumbled on your site while you commented on mine. What a very pretty blog you got. Good work.

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  2. Hi Cathleen , the protein squares are sooo yummy , save one for me and you are right , chocolate goes with most things , thanks for sharing:).

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  3. Everything is better covered with chocolate :D I would probably do the same..

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  4. Protein? That means healthy chocolate!

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  5. When I saw the title and picture of these I was expecting an unhealthy recipe. My jaw dropped when I saw the ingredients! These are a must-make!!!

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  6. This looks so decadent and it's healthy too!! The perfect combo!

    ps: i made similar bars today -- what a coincidence!

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  7. Good for you for joining a soccer team and playing. I would never play soccer. Haha! Great bars! :)

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  8. Rec soccer sounds like so much fun!

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  9. Victorious Secret? that will show them! Totally love it. And the protein bars look good enough that I could eat the whole batch!

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  10. These look amazing! And don't feel bad about the chocolate part- it's full of antioxidants. <--at least that's what I always tell myself ;)

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  11. These look amazing! And don't feel bad about the chocolate part- it's full of antioxidants. <--at least that's what I always tell myself ;)

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  12. I would happily snack on these chocolate squares before AND after a workout!

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  13. Coconut, chocolate and protien, I am sold.
    It would make for a such a nice snack after a fun, perfect.

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  14. How fun, soccer ! The protein chocolate squares look really delicious.

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  15. These look delicious!! I <3 chocolate and coconut!

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