Weekday mornings are busy, so you need something quick and healthy for breakfast, right? Granola bars have way too much sugar. Even muffins and yogurt have too much sugar. It’s hard to find a good protein bar in the stores that isn’t full of chemicals, added sugar or unnatural sweeteners (sucralose, aspartame, etc). Thankfully, Hotze Vitamins carries great protein bars, but what if it’s the weekend and you forgot to order them? How about make your own?! These Homemade Slimming Protein Bars are creamy, filling, and delicious. They are gluten-free, plant-based, dairy-free, Yeast-Free, 28-Day Slim Down-friendly and Keto-friendly. You’ll have to store them in the fridge, but they are definitely worth it! 

Homemade Slimming Protein Bars

¾ cups vanilla Pure Pea Protein Powder

3/4 cup almond flour

¼ cup ground flax

2 tablespoons melted Organic Coconut Oil

½ cup nut butter (almond, peanut or cashew)

1-2 tablespoons water

¼ cup Sweet-n-Natural

¼ tsp sea salt

Directions: 

  1. Mix melted coconut oil, nut butter, water and sweetener in bowl.
  2. Mix protein powder, almond flour, ground flax, and sea salt in separate bowl.
  3. Combine and mix.
  4. Add water to create a smooth but firm consistency.
  5. Press into an 8x8 pan lined with parchment.
  6. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  7. Lift parchment and bars out of pan and slice into 6-8 bars.

Wrap individually in parchment or store in a glass container. Makes a great breakfast or snack. No grams of sugar! Keep refrigerated. 

6 bars have about 20 grams of protein each and 285 calories each.

8 bars have about 15 grams of protein each and 214 calories each.

The ground flax seed is great for hormone balance and memory. The protein is filling and helps burn calories. The coconut oil gives your brain and thyroid a boost, and the natural sweetener keeps your energy up and prevents a sugar crash.

Here are a few variations:

  • Mint chocolate chip: Use peppermint flavoring and add ½ cup Lily’s chocolate chips.
  • Peanut butter chocolate chip: Use peanut butter for the nut butter and add ½ cup Lily’s chocolate chips.
  • Almond coconut: Use almond butter and add unsweetened coconut flakes.

Enjoy!