Apricot Chocolate Granola Protein Bars

vegan granola recipe

As you know, there are those hectic days where we have very little time to eat the way we want to. We compensate by eating quick snacks on the run, such as energy bars, etc., but we tend to choose the wrong bars that are usually full of sugar and/or high in fats. So, why not change our ways and make your own protein granola bars that are easy to do and don’t involve cooking!  Instead of making a bland version of a protein granola bar, let’s make something fun, tasty, healthy, and convenient to toss in our bags when we’re on-the-go.  I call them – Apricot Chocolate Granola Protein Balls.  Sounds yummy, right?

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We’ll want to use dried apricots for this recipe since they actually have more nutrients than fresh apricots. The dried version contains 94% of Vitamin A, which is a booster for our immunity, a helpful antioxidant, and also helps with our vision.  The fresh apricots only contain 60% of this important vitamin. Dried apricots also contain 19% iron, which is very important for us women since iron is a mineral that’s required to help the red blood cells transport oxygen to the rest of the body. Women also require more iron than men for a variety of reasons, including menstruation. Fresh apricots only contain 3% iron, as well as only 2% Calcium versus 7% in dried apricots.  Enough of the facts, let’s have some fun.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup oats

1/4 cup organic dried apricots

1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce

1 scoop NutraSumma Vanilla Pea Protein (Use Promo Code Bodblast1 for 20% off)

1/8 cup vegan carob chips

*Optional: 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (pour out on a plate)

DIRECTIONS:

1.  Put all of the ingredients in the blender or processor, and blend.

2.  Scoop out 1/4 cup of the blended mixture and shape into balls.

3.  Roll each ball in the plate of unsweetened coconut flakes (*Optional)

4.  Wrap each ball in tinfoil for your on-the-go snack or TRY IT NOW!

See; it’s that easy!

Enjoy it’s Dar-licious!

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