Recipe: Maca Magic Protein Bars

Personal trainer Jillian Michaels shares her recipe for a bar with maca, a peruvian plant, that will give you lasting energy.
September 24, 2017

Maca Magic Protein BarsIngredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup flax meal
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 tablespoon organic, grade B maple syrup
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon raw cacao nibs
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds

Related: 9 Easy Ways to Naturally Increase Your Energy


  1. Blend coconut oil, dates, flax meal, maca powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract and walnuts until smooth. Then place dough in a bowl. Add hemp seeds, cacao nibs, chia seeds, dried blueberries and sunflower seeds and knead thoroughly with hands.
  2. Press into an 8-inch square baking pan and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  3. Slice into nine equal-sized squares and store in the fridge if not eating immediately.

250 calories per square

Related: Recipe: Morgan’s Veggie Patties

This recipe came from Jillian Michaels' personal training app. You can get the app by going here:​


Photo by Don Flood
This article originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of SUCCESS magazine.

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