Superfood Energy Paleo Protein Bars Recipe
On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m showing you how to make a superfood inspired, homemade, no bake, paleo protein bars recipe.
This paleo protein bar makes a perfect healthy snack, to keep you energized at the office, or on the road.
But I’ll be real.
As I mentioned in my Almond Butter Cup protein shake recipe video, I’ve failed a few times when trying to make paleo protein bars.
Either the consistency was off, because I added too much protein powder, or they just didn’t have enough flavor.
One of my followers DM’d me a recipe similar to this on Instagram, and I was going to shout them out, but I forget who it was now.
But I’ve played around with a few different recipes, made adjustments to the ingredients and quantities, and changed a few of the baking methods.
This all led to the creation of these homemade, no bake, paleo protein bars that are filled with superfood ingredients.
You’re going to love this no bake paleo protein bars recipe because they are:
- filled with healthy fat, fiber, and protein to stabilize your blood sugar and keep you feeling full.
- an excellent source of antioxidants, via the cacao and goji berries, to keep you looking and feeling young.
- not only taste delicious, but they are amazing for your body too.
So with all that said, lets jump into this paleo protein bars recipe.
No Bake Paleo Protein Bars
Over low heat, add coconut oil and cacao butter to a pan and stir until melted.
Turn off the heat, then add cacao nibs, cacao powder, almond butter, maple syrup, and chia seeds to the pan and mix.
Remove the mixture from the pan and add it to a mixing bowl.
Turn the heat back on to medium, then lightly roast the coconut flakes for 30-60 seconds, stirring often, then remove from heat and add it to the same mixing bowl.
Add the nuts to the heated pan and roast for 1-2 minutes, stirring often.
Add the dates, goji berries, lemon zest, seat salt, protein powder, and nuts to the mixing bowl.
Pour the protein bar mixture into a food processor and blend for approximately 30 seconds.
Add parchment paper to a 5 x 9 baking dish and press all the ingredients with your hands to form one big layer of protein bar.
To make the mixture take the form of a rectangle, remove the mixture and parchment paper from the baking dish. Pack the mixture with a knife to compact everything together and form tight edges.
Place the protein bar mixture in the fridge for 1-2 hours or as long as it takes for the mixture to solidify. I tried at the 30 minute mark and the mixture was still crumbly so it wasn't solid enough yet. I then put it back in the fridge overnight for 12 hours. When I checked it in the morning, it was the perfect consistency for a protein bar.
Cut into 6 protein bars and sprinkle with coconut flakes to make them look pretty for your Instagram photo 🙂
Nutrition Info (per 1 protein bar serving):
Lets give these paleo protein bars a taste.
Damn that’s good.
If you don’t have access to certain ingredients, feel free to use any of the following ingredient swaps.
- If you can’t find cacao butter, simply double up the amount of coconut oil.
- The goji berries, chia seeds, and cacao nibs are not a necessity, but they are very nutrient rich, and add an abundance of antioxidants, fiber, and taste.
- Feel free to swap in any of your favorite nuts and nut butters such as macadamias, walnuts, or pecans.
So if you enjoyed this no bake paleo protein bars recipe, you’ll our step-by-step cooking video recipes, meal plans, grocery lists, and workout programs in our Team Live Lean group coaching site.
Jessica and I will provide you with the game plan and support you need to Live Lean.
We’ll see you over there.
Thanks for watching and keep Living Lean.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.