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Collagen & Flax Chocolate Bars


Collagen And Chocolate Bars

Collagen And Chocolate Bars

The most abundant protein in our bodies, collagen, is found in our muscles, skin, bones, blood vessels and digestive tract. Collagen is incredibly important for nourishing a leaky gut back to a healthy state. These chocolate bars are a super healthy and indulgent way to benefit from the blessing of collagen and are also an excellent post-workout snack to help repair muscles. You can buy collagen online or from health food stores; look for collagen derived from grass-fed sources.

Makes: 14

GF

Ingredients

Method

  • 3 tbsp coconut butter
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp linseeds
  • 3 tbsp powdered collagen
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder

  • Pinch Celtic sea salt
  • 2 tbsp rice-malt syrup or raw honey, or sweetener of choice
  1. Line very small square cake tin, loaf tin or dish with baking paper.
  2. In heatproof bowl set over small saucepan of simmering water, gently melt coconut butter and coconut oil, stirring until combined. Place linseeds, collagen, cacao powder, vanilla and salt in food processor or high-speed blender and pulse until combined.
Add melted oil mixture and sweetener and whiz again, adding more linseeds if needed; the consistency should be like a paste.
  3. Spoon mixture into lined tin or dish and refrigerate for 1–2 hours, until set.

  4. Cut into 3×10cm bars to serve.
The bars will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 4–5 days.



 

Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.