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Revive Your Energy with These Gluten and Dairy-Free Ayurvedic Protein Bars

Updated: Apr 19

Plant based, protein packed and easy to make. Bake a batch and replace grab n' go snacks.

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I've been sharing this recipe with clients for many, many years and it's a crowd pleaser for all ages. It didn't take long before these plant powerhouse became the bar of choice for the cycling enthusiasts in the house. A tried and true favorite of clients, friends and neighbors.

"No need to purchase pricey and frankly, not so tasty protein bars. I am a no baker and I succeed with these evertytime!" –Veena

I started out making this with my son when he was four years old for a health snack. When we would grocery shop, I would ask him to read the nutition labels. We did this for years. If either of us did not recognize an ingredient, we determined it was not the food for us. Decades later, I am find myself saying to clients:

"If you don't know the words on the nurition label, don't eat it."-Veena

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Ayurvedic Protein Bars--Gluten & Dairy Free


  1. 1 cup sesame seeds

  2. 1 cup unsalted toasted sunflower seed kernels

  3. 1 cup coconut flakes

  4. 1 cup chopped almonds

  5. 1 cup dried cranberries (or goji berries or dried cherries)

  6. 1 cup pumpkin seeds (the plump, green and toasted ones, not flat, white ones)

  7. 1 cup natural almond butter, sunflower seed butter or cashew butter

  8. 1 cup maple syrup * Adjust the recipe based on your food program. Get creative.


1. Procedure: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Mix dry ingredients (seeds, coconut, nuts and berries) in one bowl.

3. In separate bowl, dump nut butter and maple syrup.

4. Stir together.

5. Good to use a warm bowl that was heated in hot water. (in place of microwaving)

7. Mix nut butter and maple syrup with rubber spatula until smooth.

8. Add dry ingredients to almond butter and maple syrup and mix thoroughly.

9. Scrape mixture into 9-by-9 ovenproof dish and spread flat with rubber spatula.

10. Bake for about 20 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.

11. Cut them into bars.

12. The bars will harden as they cool.

Revive Your Energy with These Gluten and Dairy-Free Ayurvedic Protein Bars are a healthy choice.

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Veena is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and meditation teacher, and monk.

She is President Emeritus and teaching faculty of the Meditation Center.

Veena fell in love with the traditional medicine used in her family’s home, learning herbal remedies at her grandmother's knee.

These childhood experiences were the seeds of a lifelong passion. For over 30 years, Veena has dedicated her life to the world’s oldest healing system: Ayurveda.

She draws on this ancient wisdom to help others find their compass to a healthy life – and support those left wanting by Western medicine.

An experienced Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Veena’s deep, intuitive knowledge of Ayurveda empowers her clients to reclaim their fullest, most vibrant lives –mentally, physically, and spiritually. Veena individualizes treatment plans to each person, rather than offering a one-size-fits-all approach, so it fits your life and becomes woven in your lifestyle, naturally.


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