Making your own protein bars is really easy and has so many benefits; you know what you are eating, you know the quality of the ingredients and it is less expensive.
These delicious bars are packed with protein, fiber and good fats. Great to have as a pre workout fuel, post work out quick bite, grab and go or when that sweet tooth strikes in the afternoon.
I am tempted to say “guilt free” but I won’t because we should not overdo in anything even if this healthy 🙂
So here is the recipe, I hope you love it as much as I do.
2 cups of rolled oats (Bob’s Red Mill)
1 cup of coconut flour (Bob’s Red Mill)
1 cup of almond flour (Bob’s Red Mill)
1 cup of whey vanilla protein powder (I use shakeology but you can use any vanilla whey of your choice)
4 tablespoons of almond butter
2 cups of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/3 cups of chopped almonds
1/4 cup of shredded coconut
For chocolate glaze: 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips & 3 tablespoons of coconut oil (melt in the microwave or stovetop)
Mix the first 6 ingredients until combined.
Line a half pan cookie sheet with parchment paper and press in the prepared mixture. Add melted chocolate then almonds. Sprinkle shredded coconut. Option 2: split the mixture in half and after layering part 1, add melted chocolate and almonds then press in part 2; the one pictured is made like that hence each piece looks different.
Freeze it for about 20 min uncovered, then cover tightly and transfer to fridge. Enjoy over the next 5-7 days.
Until Next Time,