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No-Bake Protein Bars

Protein is needed for all parts of your body. It is a key contributor of cellular respiration, molecular transportation, metabolism responses, and so much more—all of these processes help build muscle, your metabolism, and your overall health! Protein is found in a verity of foods; meats, poultry, seafood, whole grains, dairy (especially yogurts), and nuts. But how much protein should you take in? Well, it all depends on how much you exercise, your age, and weight.  The average adult who exercises minimally to moderately should have 0.8-1.0 grams of protein per pound. So, you simply take your weight and multiply it any where from 0.8-1.0.

EX). 134lbs(my weight) x 1.0(g of protein per lb)= 134 g per day

These bars are the perfect snack, breakfast, and protein source. They clock in about 9 grams of protein per bar! I made this recipe because I was bored of the same old flavors—cookie dough, peanut butter cup, brownie, etc. I was also sick of seeing all the wicked ingredients that went along with your normal store-bought bars; why does a quick snack have to include 50+ ingredients that are doing more harm than good. So, I designed almond joy, vanilla chai, and thai peanut butter flavored protein bars that are delicious, wholesome, and have minimal ingredients.

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When I was creating the thai peanut butter  bars, i was really thinking of different ways to make a peanut butter protein bar—thai peanut butter sauce is what inspired me to create this bar! They are loaded with peanut butter with a under note of the thai spice—deliciously exotic!pb protein bar s.jpeg

Thai Peanut Butter No-Bake Protein Bar

Clean, Vegan

Makes 6 bars or 12 bite sized

Ingredients

-½ cup rolled oats

-⅓ cup almond milk

-¼ cup all natural peanut butter

-2 scoops of desired protein powder*

-2 tbsp honey**

-2 tbsp flax

-½ rounded tsp thai spice

-¼ tsp allspice

 

Directions

  1. In a blender or food processor, blend or pulse your oats and protein powder together until a flour forms; I made mine more course for texture
  2. In a small bowl, mix your almond milk, peanut butter, honey, flax and thai spice together until fully incorporated
  3. Add your “flour” to the peanut butter mixture and fold until the ingredients are mixed completely
  4. Line a casserole dish with cling wrap, add the batter and lie it evenly along the bottom. Put the dish into the freezer for 10 minutes
  5. Take the dish out of the freezer. Using a pizza cutter, slice either 6 bars or 12 bite sized pieces
  6. Store in an airtight container up to a week for total freshness, or wrap them individually and put them in the freezer for long term storage or meal planning

Notes

*Whey protein powder WILL NOT work with this recipe. I recommend a high quality vegetable based powder

**Agave can be substituted for honey

-If you don’t wrap these bar individually for freezer storage, they WILL stick together and be a pain to pull apart

The almond joy inspired protein bars taste so similar to the original candy bar, except my homemade ones have higher protein, super low in sugar, low in carbs, and low in calories!  These delicious bars are nutty, coco-nutty, and have a wonderful texture.almond joy bar s

Almond Joy Inspired No-Bake Protein Bars

Clean, Vegan

Makes 6 bars or 12 bite sized

 

Ingredients

~For the bar~

-½ cup rolled oats

-¼ cup almond butter

-¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes

-2 scoops of your favorite protein powder*

-½ cup unsweetened almond milk

-2 tbsp organic honey**

-2 tbsp ground flax seed

~For the chocolate topping(can be omitted)~

-1 tbsp melted coconut oil (cold pressed, unfiltered)

-1 ½ tbsp cocoa powder

-½ tbsp honey**

-raw almonds

 

Directions

  1. Line a casserole dish with cling wrap
  2. Add your rolled oats, protein powder, and flax seeds to a blender or food processor and pulse until fully incorporated and the oats are “flour” like
  3. In a small-medium bowl, mix the almond butter, honey (or agave), and almond milk until they are mixed together
  4. Add the dry ingredients and coconut flakes to the wet ingredients and mix until a nice, big ball forms
  5. Press the mix evenly into the dish and put into the freezer for about 10 minutes. Once you take the bars out, using a pizza cutter, cut the bars into 6 medium bars or 12 bite-sized snacks.
  6. For the chocolate coating, mix together the melted coconut oil, cocoa powder, and honey. Top the cut out bars or bites with a few almonds, then drizzle the chocolate mixture onto the protein bars/bites. They will harden quickly
  7. Store in an airtight container up to a week for total freshness, or wrap them individually and put them in the freezer for long term storage or meal planning

 

Notes

*Whey protein powder is not recommended for this recipe, I recommend using a plant based powder

**Agave nectar can be used in place of the honey

-If you don’t wrap these bar individually for freezer storage, they WILL stick together and be a pain to pull apart

The vanilla chai protein bars remind me of enjoying a nice, hot chai tea latte on a cold winter morning. This bar has nuttiness, warm spices, and high quality protein and whole grains. YUM!

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Vanilla Chai No-Bake Protein Bars

Clean, Vegan

Makes 6 bars or 12 bite sized pieces

 

Ingredients

-½ cup steel cut oats

-¼ cup almond butter

-½ cup almond milk

-2 scoops desired protein powder*

-½ cup almond milk

-2 tbsp honey**

-2 tbsp ground flax

-½ tsp vanilla extract

-½ tsp chai spice

 

Directions

  1. Line a casserole dish with cling wrap
  2. Add your oats, protein powder, and flax seeds to a blender or food processor and pulse until fully incorporated and the oats are “flour” like
  3. In a small-medium bowl, mix the almond butter, honey (or agave), and almond milk until they are mixed together
  4. Add the dry ingredients and coconut flakes to the wet ingredients and mix until a nice, big ball forms
  5. Press the mix evenly into the dish and put into the freezer for about 10 minutes. Once you take the bars out, using a pizza cutter, cut the bars into 6 medium bars or 12 bite-sized snacks.

 

Notes

*Whey protein powder is not recommended for this recipe, I recommend using a plant based powder

**Agave nectar can be used in place of the honey

-If you don’t wrap these bar individually for freezer storage, they WILL stick together and be a pain to pull apart

These bars are perfect for meal planning! Get cooking:)

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