Protein bars are great for on the go, as a snack or when travelling. However most protein bars are just junk food. Read the labels. It often contains soy protein, sugars and all kinds of chemical flavors and preservatives. If you make them yourselves you control the ingredients and they taste a lot better as well.
These bars are delicious with lots of healthy fats. You can change up the ingredients for different flavors.
- 1 cup coconut butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup or raw honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 2 – 3 scoops protein powder vanilla
- ½ cup sultanas or other dried fruits or goji berries
- ½ cup macadamia nuts or para nuts
- few tbsp water as needed
Melt the coconut butter on low heat. Take of the heat and make sure it is not too hot if you use raw honey. Mix coconut butter, raw honey or maple syrup, salt and vanilla together in a bowl. Add the protein powder, sultanas and nuts and water for consistency.
Put in a loaf pan with baking paper and put it in the fridge for several hours before cutting into bars or squares.