Double Berry and Cream Protein Bars
These homemade protein bars are easy to make and are healthier than the store-bought bars, with no artificial flavors or colors. They have the perfect soft and chewy texture. Enjoy!
â€¢Â 2 cups unsalted, raw cashews
â€¢Â 1 cup unsalted, raw almonds
â€¢Â 3 scoops Lean Body for HerÂ® vanilla whey concentrate protein powder
â€¢Â 3 cups freeze-dried strawberries
â€¢Â 1 cup brown rice flour
â€¢Â Â¾ cup coconut cream (the solid portion of canned coconut milk)
â€¢Â Â¼ cup xylitol
â€¢Â Â¼ teaspoon salt
â€¢Â Â½ cup freeze-dried blueberries (set aside for topping)
1.Â Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and spread on the cashews and almonds.
2.Â Roast nuts in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Let cool for 15 minutes.
3.Â To a food processor, add cashews and almonds and blend until creamy.
TIP:Â This step takes about 6-8 minutes. The nuts will first form a fine flour then slowly start to smooth out. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl as necessary.
4.Â Add in protein powder, strawberries, rice flour, coconut cream, xylitol, and salt. Process and mix until well incorporated.
5.Â Coat a rectangular serving dish with coconut oil. Spoon mixture into dish and press down with your hands, making sure to evenly cover the dish.
6.Â Place in the fridge for at least an hour. Remove from fridge and cut into 24 squares.
TIP:Â Â Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also store in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Nicolette Stramara believes in balance. Just because you’re eating healthy doesn’t mean you need to restrict your sweets. Her passion began in the kitchen, baking desserts for others. Nicolette’s drive to live a healthy lifestyle blended with her baking skills.
Over the years she began to experiment – baking with protein powder and other healthier ingredient alternatives. Now she loves to create mouthwatering desserts that deliver healthy, protein-packed flavors! From cupcakes and cookies to cheesecakes and pies, Nicolette shares her delicious protein treats for everyone to try.
My blogÂ www.ProteinTreatsByNicolette.comÂ has all of my past and present recipes