Recipe: Easy Protein Bars!

Often we wonder what protein bars are good for us? Are they really just masked with extra sugar that we don’t need and not a lot of protein… yes, many are! Here is a recipe I wanted to share with you! These are simple and easy to make, good quality protein from collagen, almond, & flax and very low sugar with a low glycemic index. You want a bar that doesn’t spike your insulin and cause you to crash and one that has enough protein to tide you over and balance out the bar! I sell protein bars in my office that my clients and myself love… so if you want to purchase any of those or check them out… please visit my site! In the mean time, these would be easy to make and fun for your kids too!

These chewy, decadent bars are an amazing way to start a day with just a little something sweet, without compromising the rest of your day. They make for an incredible post-workout refuel and they are perfect for on-the-go! If you cut into 8 bars, these contain about 13 grams of proteins just from the collagen alone!! The almonds and flaxseeds bring some protein, too, around another 6 to 8 grams of protein, per bar. Each bar contains a minimum of around 19 grams of protein (when cut into 8 bars). The flaxseed meal also bring some of those healthy and much-needed omega-3 fatty acids (which you are also getting from the butter, too if u use that), plus both soluble and insoluble fiber.

Collagen Gelatin (grass fed) is great for your skin, hair and nails, it’s also a wonderful addition to any gut healing protocol and it’s even great for joint health and so much more!

Grain-free No Bake Chocolate Chip Protein Bars {gluten-free, Dairy free, paleo-friendly}


19g of Protein BarsProtein Bars, Paleo, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

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8-16 bars, quantity depends on how you cut them

2 cups blanched almond flour (click for what i use*)
1/2 cup unsweetened organic shredded coconut (click for what i use*)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, dairy free preferred (click for what i use*)
1/2 cup Collagen (click for what i use)*
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup raw honey (or maple syrup)
1/4 cup grass-fed unsalted butter, organic coconut oil, ghee or almond butter; softened but     not melted
Line a 8″ x 8″ square pan with parchment paper. I like to use two pieces going in opposite directions, so I can lift the bars right up and out of the pan when it’s time to cut.

Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Mix together until well combined. I find it easiest to just get my hands in there, to mash it all up. The mixture should hold together when formed into a ball.

Press the mixture evenly into the parchment lined pan. Cover with a piece of parchment paper. Place into the fridge for 4 hours or until firm. Lift out of the pan and cut into bars or squares. Store the bars in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes: You could also use whey protein powder, in place of the collagen

Let me know what you think!! Enjoy!!

Credit: By Beth @ Tasty Yummies

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