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Protein Bars & Bites

March 14, 2016

 

 These easy to make, gluten free protein bars & bites are a great snack or pre/post workout meal. 

 

 

 

 

 

Cookies & Cream Protein Bars:

  • 1/2 cup  Coconut Flour

  • 1 cup Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour

  • 1 cup Organic Quinoa Flour

  • 1/2 cup Organic Maple Agave Pancake Syrup (Madhava)

  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter

  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Protein Powder (I used Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein, Smooth Vanilla)

  • 4 cookies of choice (i used GF chocolate sandwich cookies), crushed

  • Approximately 1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond MIlk (start with 1/3 cup & add more slowly until mixture is moist and no longer crumbly)

MIx flours (can use what is listd above or 2 cups all purpose or flour of your choice, along with 1/2 cup coconut flour), protein powder & crushed cookies in a large bowl. Melt agave syrup & peanut butter together in small bowl & then add to the dry mixture. It will be crumbly. Then add & mix in the almond milk until it is moist. Place in a pan, greased & lined with parchment paper & spread mixture evenly. Place in refrigerator for at last 1/2 hour & then cut into squares or bars. 

 

Triple Chocolate Protein Brownies:

  • 2 medium very ripe bananas, mashed

  • 1/2 cup butternut squash puree

  • 1/2 cup chocolate peanut butter

  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder

  • 1/2 cup (1-2 scoops) chocolate protein powder (I used Garden of LIfe Plant Protein in Chocolate)

  • 2-3 tbsp dark chocolate chips

MIx all ingredients in a blender, then place in greased pan lined with parchment paper & bake in 350 degree oven until it is set (about 20 minutes). Let it cool completely or refrigerate before slicing. If necessary, can place a tbsp or 2 of almond milk in blender the get ingredients to mix well.

 

Coffee Chip Protein Bites:

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

  • 1 scoop Coffee flavored protein powder (Garden of Life Plant Protein in Smooth Coffee)

  • 4 tbsp Barney Almond Butter (Vanilla Bean Espresso Flavor)

  • 1-2 tbsp agave or maple agave syrup

  • Approximately 1/4 cup unsweetend vanilla almond milk

  • 2-3 tbsp dark chocolate chips

Mix flour & protein powder. Melt nut butter & syrup & then add to dry mixture & mix well. Add chocolate chips & mix. Slowly por & mix almond milk until everything is moist (use more liquid if necessary). Form into balls & refrgerate on a lined cookie sheet or pan. 

 

 

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