We all suffer from it…the energy bar addiction. You know exactly what I’m talking about. It doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about those Luna bars with the icing coated bottom, or Power Bars with their chocolate chewy goodness…energy bars are like the gold in the “sports and snack” aisle. You hear the word “protein bar” and decide to stock up…the word “protein” in a title must mean it’s super good for your body, right? No. Because all those protein bars that are stuffed with caramel and taste like dessert…are like dessert. They taste good because those cereal bars are stuffed with sugar, sodium, and saturated fat. We love the taste of that. Protein bars are a healthier alternative to snacking on a bag of potato chips, but no, that does not mean you can freely enjoy them all day, at any time of the day without witnessing the results. So let’s talk clean energy protein bars. Lets talk about a protein bar that you can make at home and in your own kitchen (that tastes delicious) but is raw, real, and relatively…more resourceful.
Taken from the healthy home-made recipes of Lite Goodies by Brazilian chef and photographer Camila, is a fresh, simple, wholesome and filling walnut energy protein bar. Why this recipe? Miss Strong aims for simplicity with our recipes, and joy in every bite…and that is exactly what this energy bar will bring.
Walnut Energy Protein Bars
1 cup walnuts
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup honey
1/4 gluten-free old fashioned oats
1/4 cup chocolate flavored whey protein
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
You can replace coconut and almonds with dried fruits (as raisins, cherries, apricots, etc.
1. Preheat oven to 300F. In a food processor mix all ingredients until the mixture is sticky and holds together.
3. Bake for 30 minutes. Let them cool down before taking off from the baking pan. Tip: when the bars are hot or warm, they will be soft. But as soon as they cool down, they will be crunchy.
4. Each bar has around 220kcal. If you prefer, you can make them half size (1.25 inches/3cm width), and it’ll have around 110kcal.
A great thanks to http://www.litegoodies.com