Blueberry Almond Protein Bars

Serves: 6

Happy Monday! I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend! We had unbelievable weather here in NJ! I can feel fall coming! Each day I am starting to crave pumpkin and apples more and more….plus those fall comfort foods! πŸ˜‰ I know, you’re probably thinking that I shouldn’t rush the end of summer, but I truly love the fall season so much! I can’t wait to share with you all the fall recipes!

But, while we are still in the summer time, let’s talk about today’s recipe! I have been getting quite a few emails in regards to quick, healthy snacks that are portable for lunch and school. And with the beginning of the school season starting next week (at least here in NJ), I thought it would be a great time to share another super healthy protein bar recipe that would be perfect for you or your kids to grab on the go! Plus it will only take you 5 minutes to make them! πŸ™‚

Fit Ingredients

  • 1/2c (49g) Kamut flakes (can sub rolled oats)
  • 3 1/2 scoops (~81g) vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4c stevia (add more or less to taste)
  • 1/4c (28g) sliced almonds
  • 1/4c (46g) dried blueberries (I used Trader Joe’s brand)
  • 1/4c (60g) almond butter
  • 1/4c + 1 1/2tbs water
  • 1 1/2 tsp coconut flour*

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  • 4×6 in pan
  • parchment paper

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Directions

1) In a bowl mix your kamut flakes, protein powder, stevia, sliced almonds and blueberries.

2) In a second bowl mix your almond butter and water until it is fully incorporated.

3) Mix your almond butter into your dry ingredients. (This is going to take A LOT of arm power! It is going to feel like it won’t mix together, but use those muscles and keep going until you have one big ball!)

4) If mixture seems slightly wet on the bottom, sprinkle in your coconut flour until just mixed.

5) Line your pan with parchment paper.

6) Using your fingers (or a spatula), spread your mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan.

7) Cut into 6 squares. Refrigerate for 1 hour and then wrap individually in plastic wrap for a quick ‘on the go’ grab!

 

These bars made a great afternoon snack! They were so easy for me to throw in my purse and eat while I was out! Plus they had the perfect amount of sweetness from the dried blueberries and crunch from the almonds! And they kept me full since they are loaded with protein and fiber!! πŸ™‚

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Nutrition: (per 1 out of 6 bars)

Calories: 202.0, Protein: 16.1g, Carbs: 15.3g, Fat: 8.3g (1g Saturated), Sodium: 1mg, Fiber: 11g (Net carbs: 4.3g)

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8 Comments
  • Oooh these sound SO easy and so tasty! Love the looks of that texture too! :D Have an awesome Monday!
    August 27, 2012
  • Elizabeth
    Just wondering, is there a substitute for coconut flour?
    August 27, 2012
  • These sound delicous.. oh have no shame about being excited for fall girl. I cannot wait!! I've already been using pumpkin in meals :)
    August 27, 2012
  • I am soooo excited for fall! We had a really mild, fall like weekend here and it made me very anxious for fall to arrive! These look delicious! What would you suggest to use instead of protein powder? I'm not sure about giving protein powder to my 16 month old but think he would love these!
    August 27, 2012

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