These homemade Vanilla & Coconut Protein Bars are the perfect post-workout or evening treat for anyone looking for a low calorie snack!
All you need is 5 ingredients and 3 simple steps!
The beauty of this recipe is that the bars are NOT coated in chocolate like the majority of homemade protein bars, they’re just shaped into bars and refrigerated to help them keep their form. This helps keep the calories of these bars now, while still retaining the deliciousness you’re looking for.
Let’s cut to the chase, shall we? Here’s the recipe:
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup vanilla whey protein powder
1/4 cup quinoa flakes
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1/2 cup water or milk
1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
2. Shape into bars.
3. Refrigerate to help them set.
Now, the final bars WILL be a bit mushy so don’t expect to be able to carry them in a bag full of notepads and laptops without flattening them up like tortillas. The best way to carry them is actually in tupperware so they retain their shape.
If you want to get a bit fancier with the mix, throw in a tablespoon or two of ground almonds in there or some chopped nuts (like walnuts, pecans, etc). You can also throw in a tablespoon or two of nut butter to boost both the flavour and texture!
Macros per Serving (out of 4):
8.4g carbohydrates (1.5g sugar)