Almond Power Bars
The idea behind this particular recipe, is to make a quick easy breakfast almond power bars, which can be eaten at home, or on the hoof.There’s no cooking and the food processor makes it very quick and easy. It actually only took us just over 5 minutes, so add a little time to get the ingredients out of your cupboards, and with a very small amount of practice, you too can make these bars in just under 10 minutes…Let us know what you think, if you’ve made them, what variations you have made etc, it's always great to learn from what other people do.We originally started using this recipe just over 12 months ago, originally we found it in a book offered by the Maximized Living Nutrition ProgramWe have modified it by changing out the stevia/truvia sweeteners and replaced with natural honey or date paste. Also the quantities we have used, work much easier in our blender :) if you have a bigger blender feel free to double up and make 20 bars at a time.
- 1 cup Almonds Whole, Raw
- 1/4 cup Almond Butter, Raw
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup Flaxseed Meal
- 1/4 cup Shredded coconut, Unsweetened
- 1/4 cup Protein Powder we use Organic Hemp Protein Supplement, Vanilla, 16 Ounce
- 1/2 tbsp Pure vanilla extract not required if you use the vanilla flavored protein powder mentioned above., pref with no added sugar
- 1 tbsp Date Paste <- click for a link to our homemade recipe (or use local raw honey
- 1/4 tsp Himalayan Salt
Optional - not included in the calorie count
Blend the almonds in a food processor, for around 5-10 seconds (its nice to have some almond pieces to crunch when you bite into the bars)
Add in the shredded coconut, flax-seed meal, almond butter, date paste, protein powder and salt and pulse for another 5-10 seconds.
Now melt the coconut oil on a very low heat, just until liquid and stir in the vanilla extract if required
Add coconut oil mixture (and nows the time to add the chocolate chips if you are having them) to the food processor, and blend until the oil has been integrated well with the rest of the ingredients
Line two 8×8 square glass storage containers or baking dishes with parchment paper, and divide the mixture between them.
Press the mixture firmly and evenly into the containers.
Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour before cutting. We usually get 10 bars/ container
Another option/variation for these bars is : once the mixture has cooled in the refrigerator, Melt some chocolate, and spread evenly over the top of the bars, return the containers to the refrigerator and allow to chill again before cutting.
This does introduce more sugar to the recipe, but does make a nice treat. **Store in their container in the refrigerator, if travelling with them, they will need to be in a cool bag with a freezer pack** Check out more delicious and healthy recipes here
Macro Nutrient Breakdown
Calories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 6gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 52mgPotassium: 130mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3g