I absolutely love protein bars but i avoid them because they’re full of preservatives, hidden sugars, high in fats or too expensive.
So to solve the problem I have created a recipe which is cheaper to make, better for you, contains nothing artificial, and is really addictive.
better yet they’re relatively low in calorie, especially when compared to major brands like “quest bar” “Low carb bars” and “Atkins” bars and they’ve been designed to specially keep hunger at bay for longer. So overall in the day you consume fewer calories while still getting all the essential vitamins and minerals you need.
So what’s the benefit of a protein bar?
The best thing about protein bars is they’re a healthy snack to consume at morning and afternoon tea. They’re also convenient to pack, save you from packing an extra meal and a great to have on the go. I occasionally consume them for breakfast or when I’m out of the house all day.
These bars last well in my handbag and taste even better when they’re warm!
So why should you try my low carb high protein bar recipe?
Well, Because they’re:
- Higher in protein (15.7g protein/ serve)
- Lower in carbs (11.3g of carbs & 5.6g fibre = (5.7g net carbs)
- Lower in fats (7.9g Total fat )
- Full of flavour (Vanilla Coconut protein bars topped with thick creamy chocolate icing (only 193.7 Calories/ serve)
- Jam-packed with essential vitamins and minerals
So in just one protein bar you’re getting the following vitamins and minerals:
- 1 serve of vegetables
- 165 mg of the essential alkaline mineral Potassium (This is brain food so it helps increase concentration and focus)
- 5.7% Manganese (great for blood sugar control, skin integrity and protection against free radicals)
- 3.7% Magnesium(great for treatment of constipation, fatigue, increases energy and endurance)
- 3.5% iron (great for producing red blood cells, metabolizing proteins, helps prevent causes of fatigue)
- 4.2% phosphorus (great for improving your digestion, balancing hormones, and improving energy extraction)
- Vitamin A (protects your cells from toxic damages and great for seeing in dim light)
- B12 (cures your depression, bad sleeps, allergies and memory loss)
- B6 (helps your body metabolize fats and proteins and improves your hair, skin, liver and eyes!)
- Vitamin D (great for boosting your immune system)
Homemade Low Carb Protein Bar Recipe:
Makes 10, (193.7 calories, 7.9g Fat, 11.3g carbs, 5.6g fibre, 3.9g sugar 15.7g protein)
- 600g Kent Pumpkin, peeled and diced
- 200g Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 100g SweetMe
- 100g Chia seeds
- 50g coconut flour
- 2 free-range eggs
Chocolate SweetMe Sauce:
- 150g SweetMe
- 30g Unsweetened Cocoa powder
- 50g Unsweetened desiccated coconut
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius and bake for 30 minutes
- steam pumpkin until soft and then transfer into 9400 optimum blender to blend pumpkin into a puree
- Beat eggs, vanilla essence and sweetme until everything is combined
- Add chia seeds and protein powder to the sugar-egg mixture and combine well
- Add pureed pumpkin and combine well
- Pour mixture into a lined baking pan and cook until done
- Make chocolate sweetme by blending all ingredients into a food processor
- Add 1 tbsp. of water at a time until you’ve created a thick icing consistency
- enjoy warm or cold!
P.S: These are perfect to wrap in cling wrap and freeze for later consumption!