Adaptogenic Chocolate Protein Bars

How do you add stress-fighting adaptogens to delicious and healthy protein bars? With chaga of course!

On top of being the top source of antioxidants, Chaga is also a leading herbal adaptogen. Adaptogens increase the body’s resistance to physical, chemical, and biological (bacteria and viruses) stressors. When stress hormones like cortisol are secreted in excess, they do immense damage to the your body.

Side effects of chronically elevated cortisol can include:

– Anxiety
– Autoimmune diseases
– Cancer
– Chronic fatigue syndrome
– Common Colds
– Hormone imbalance
– Irritable bowel disease
– Thyroid conditions
– Weight loss resistance

Up to 80% of all diseases are mainly due to stress and poor diet so it’s important to add even more stress-busting chaga to your daily routine by incorporating it into yummy, healthy snacks like these soft, and chewy chocolate chaga bars.

Hemp hearts and organic protein powder give these mid-day power snacks an awesome protein punch. Check out the recipe below.

 

Adaptogenic Chocolate Protein Bar Recipe

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Takes , serves 8 3″ x 1.5″ bars.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp almond or coconut milk
  • 4 tsp Wild Remedies Premium Chaga
  • 1 ½ cups pitted dates
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of pink himalayan sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter (palm oil free!)
  • 2 Tbsp Chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 4+ Tbsp organic vegan protein powder of choice
  • 4+ Tbsp organic vegan protein powder of choice

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse to make a coarse, sticky meal, then hand mix to make sure all ingredients are combined well.
  2. Spread evenly on parchment paper lined baking tray using a spatula, then chill in the freezer until set.
  3. Slice and keep refrigerated.