7. January 2014 by swissfitchick
I quit buying protein bars.
Seriously, I was addicted to Quest and Think Think Bars and if they were available in a store here, I would probably buy one once in a while. But ordering them and paying a ridiculous shipping fee, only to eat them when I’m bored – no thanks.
Instead, I made another homemade version and YES, they turned out really good. They are glutenfree, dairy free, sugar free and combine a wonderful flavor combo – lemon and coconut. If you know me, you know I need some chocolate in just about everything I cook. Except omelettes (expect a video tutorial soon!). SO, these include chocolate as well. Look.
SUGARFREE & RAW LEMON-COCONUT-PROTEIN-BARS
60g (3 tbsp) coconut flour
2 scoops protein powder (I used vanilla from Growing Naturals)
dash of salt
5 packs of stevia or sweetener of your choice
2 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp coconut oil
55g (3 tbsp) unsweetened chocolate chips
water as needed
Mix dry ingredients together, including the chocolate chips.
Grate the zest of the lemon and stir in.
Squeeze the juice of half of the lemon and add.
Mix in almond butter, coconut oil and stevia.
Mix very well and once nicely combined, start to knead the dough with your hands. Add water as needed – but be careful, it needs to be quite dry!
Spread the dough into a flat tupperware and place in the fridge for about an hour.
Cut into bars and enjoy. Side note: You could of course form BALLS if you prefer that……
Store in the fridge!
|Per Serving:||Calories 160||Carbs 7||Fat 10||Protein 9|
I really love the lemon taste, and it’s so good together with the coconut flour and oil.
They are the best to store in the fridge, but you can also carry them in your purse, no problem, they get a little softer, but they won’t melt.
Thank you Kierston for hosting #RecipeFriday!
Do you like store bought protein bars?
Bars or Balls? Hahaha.
What’s your favorite go to snack?