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 www.wellness-1st.com! 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}

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19g of Protein Bars

 

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 www.tasty-yummies.com

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