Most nuts contain large amounts of protein relative to their size, and pistachios are no exception. A 1-ounce serving of these nuts (approximately 49 pistachio kernels) contains 6 grams of protein.

Your body breaks this protein down into its constituent amino acids, which can be used to repair tissues or to create new molecules. Plus, eating protein-rich foods helps you feel satiated, reducing your cravings for unhealthy foods later on.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Pistachios (Unsalted)
  • 3/4 cup dry Coconut Powder (flakes)
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder 
  • 1/3 cup Almond Butter or Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Method:

  1. First  process the unshelled pistachios in a food processor into a coarse powder.

  2. Process the coconut flakes in a food processor into a fine flour.

  3. Transfer the coconut flour & Pistachio coarse powder into a large bowl and add the other ingredients - cocoa powder, almond butter, vanilla extract with honey being last.

  4. If the batter is too wet, add more coconut flour; if the batter is too dry, add maple syrup a little extra.

  5. Mix well and roll with your hands into small round/square bites.

  6. Freeze the bites in the airtight container or just refrigerate to retain its freshness. 

  7. You can coat the bar with coconut flakes or dry cocoa powder if desired.

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