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Goji Protein Bars

with almonds & oats

These superfood bars made of hemp, goji berries, oats, almonds, coconut oil, and a touch of sweetener—are absolutely delicious.

Ingredients

¼ Cup Navitas Naturals Chia Seeds
¼ Cup Navitas Naturals Hemp Protein Powder
1 cup Navitas Naturals Goji Berries
1 cup raw Almonds (not soaked)
1 ¼ cup gluten-free Rolled Oats
pinch Sea Salt
2 tsp Cinnamon
2–3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
¼ cup Agave Nectar or Maple Syrup

Directions

Place almonds, oats, chia, protein powder, sea salt, and cinnamon in the Vitamix. Grind (with the power on medium high) till the mixture is ground up, but still has texture (you don’t want a powder!).

Whisk together the coconut oil and agave or maple syrup. Add the goji berries to the Vitamix, along with the oil and sweetener. Turn the motor on again, starting on low power and raising to high. Use the tamping attachment to help the machine out as it grinds it all up. It’ll make noise and get angry, but it’ll do the job!

When the mixture is well mixed–that is, the gojis are basically broken up and it’s taking on the texture of a Larabar or other raw snack bar when you squeeze a bit of it in your fist–turn the "dough" out onto a piece of aluminum foil or parchment and cover with another sheet. With a rolling pin, flatten it out between the sheets and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cut into bar shapes when it’s firmed up, and wrap up with cellophane or parchment to store! They should keep in the fridge for a week, at least.

Yield: 8 bars

Submitted By

Gena Hamshaw