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No-Bake Almond Butter Protein Bars

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Who remembers eating snickers ice cream bars as kids? I used to beg my mom to let me have them from the after-school snack bar and every now and then she’d cave and let me have one. These no bake almond butter protein bars taste really similar, only they have NO refined sugar and they are packed with collagen peptides. If you’re not familiar, collagen improves joint health, reduces joint stiffness, and builds bone strength. I add a scoop of Further Food Collagen to my tea in the morning, acai bowls and add it to my no-bake energy balls. Further Food Collagen contains 18 amino acids, including 8 essential amino acids, that aid in muscle and ligament repair, flexibility, and recovery. This makes these protein bars a great pre or post-workout snack, or even dessert.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

As an alternative to classic peanut butter, almond butter contains a higher amount of essential fatty acids and contains the healthy unsaturated fats. Almond butter also contains water and fat soluble vitamins, which are needed to replenish the bodies' function and can aid in growth and development. 1 tablespoon of almond butter consists of 100 calories, 10 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, and 2 g protein. With ground the preferred way to use, flaxseeds (aka linseeds) can aid in the digestion function and reduce one's risk for heart disease, type II diabetes, and cancer. A 1 ounce/3 tablespoon serving of flaxseed also provides 6338 mg of omega 3 fatty acids, 8 g fiber, 6 g protein and a bounty of vitamin B1, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium.

By Nikki Nies, MS,RD, LD

No-Bake Almond Butter Protein Bars

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: Freeze for 2 Hours
  • Servings: 8

Ingredients

1 cup of raw creamy almond butter
3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 scoop of Further Food collagen peptides
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon flax seeds
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup chopped almonds

Instructions

1) In a large bowl whisk together the almond butter, coconut oil and vanilla.
2) Add in the Further Food Collagen, cinnamon, flax seeds, chia seeds, unsweetened coconut flakes and chopped almonds.
3) Use a rubber spatula to fold in all of the ingredients.
4) Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and pour the batter in.
5) Freeze for 2 hours then cut into bars.
6) Store in the freezer until you are ready to eat them.

1) In a large bowl whisk together the almond butter, coconut oil and vanilla. 2) Add in the Further Food Collagen, cinnamon, flax seeds, chia seeds, unsweetened coconut flakes and chopped almonds. 3) Use a rubber spatula to fold in all of the ingredients. 4) Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and pour the batter in. 5) Freeze for 2 hours then cut into bars. 6) Store in the freezer until you are ready to eat them.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 273; Total Fat: 26 g; Saturated Fat: 6 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 12 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 5 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 1 mg; Potassium: 87 mg; Carbohydrate: 13 g;  Fiber: 9 g; Sugar: 3 g; Protein: 10 g
Nutrition Bonus:
Vitamin C: 0%; Vitamin A: 0%; Iron: 13%; Calcium: 17%;
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Kameryn Tanita started Sullivan Street Eats in April 2016.
Growing up, Kameryn's parents were amazing cooks, but Kameryn ate only white food (chicken, white rice, bread). It wasn't until she was 16 that she started eating fruits (minimal) and vegetables.
After college, Kameryn moved to San Francisco. There she met her boyfriend Rob, who changed her perspective on health and wellness. Kameryn began to learn more about the paleo lifestyle and the health benefits that come with it. As she began to eat healthier, she noticed a difference in the way she looked and felt.
In April 2015, Kameryn and Rob moved to New York and downsized into a much smaller (~450 square foot) apartment in SoHo.
Kameryn and Rob loved cooking in San Francisco, but were surprised that most people in New York rely on take-out and delivery services. For some, cooking in a small apartment without any kitchen space is just too hard. Kameryn decided to make the most with what she had. This led her to create easy, quick-prep recipes that can be accomplished in any size kitchen. She always makes it a priority to cook healthy, affordable meals.

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16 thoughts on “No-Bake Almond Butter Protein Bars

  1. Daniel

    I just made these today, and I did more or less enjoy them, I just found that the coconut oil made them really thick. The texture reminds plain butter or margarine. Maybe next time I’ll add less coconut oil and I’ll try to add some almond or coconut milk.

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  2. Tina

    Can anything be substituted for the coconut oil and coconut flakes. I’m not suppose to each coconut with the medication I’m on.

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    1. Kameryn Tanita Post author

      Hi Tina! You can omit the unsweetened coconut flakes completely, or sub them with something else. To replace the coconut oil, I would try using 1-2 tablespoons of nut milk (almond, cashew, coconut) and adding more, if needed. You could also try using melted ghee Fourth and Heart makes a vanilla beach flavor – though ghee can have a stronger taste. Hope this helps! xo

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  3. Carlie

    Hello! I was wondering what the scoop measurement is equivalent to? I do not have the collegan powder and would like to substitute it 🙂 thank you!

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  4. Kameryn Tanita

    Hi Zenaida,

    I haven’t tried making these with cashew butter yet, but as long as it’s creamy cashew butter you should be able to! The melted coconut oil helps make the consistency smoother, especially once you whisk all of the ingredients together!

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    1. Kameryn Tanita Post author

      Hi Zenaida, I haven’t tried it with cashew butter yet, but as long as it’s a creamy nut butter then you should be okay! The coconut oil mixed with the nut butter helps make the consistency smoother once everything is whisked together. Hope you enjoy the recipe 🙂

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