Meredith Shares Her No-Bake Protein Bars

As a women who has always appreciated culinary fads - I've definitely fell into the protein bar diet. I ate a Luna Bar for breakfast religiously in college, moved to Lara Bars when I got into "raw", had Greens Plus Bars shipped to me in Paris {freakish}, and now if I'm in a pinch - I will definitely grab a Kind Bar in the airport. 

Although THAT diet came to and end YEARS ago, I still love bars. I don't think that you need to live on them, or that they are necessarily the healthiest food,  but they are fun, nutritious {can be}, filling, and go really well with a cup of coffee.

Remember, they ARE a meal replacement. If you eat a bar on top of a meal, be prepared to have a stomach ache. 

OK, that's my spiel. 

All that being said, I'm usually too lazy to make my own. Until now.

This Summer we are testing recipes for Matthew Kenney's new book and we have a awesome interns in town to help. First on the scene is Carly Gross. She is a junior at University of Florida, is passionate about health and wellness and glows! She is super confident and talented in the kitchen so this Memorial Day we put her to work on those bars! :-) {For some beautiful food pics, follow @cgross on Instagram} 

We have some professional athlete clients who have requested protein bars, so starting a batch of bars to test seemed like a good idea. 

We chose to make a bar that didn't need to be dehydrated, nothing needed to be sprouted or blended, all you need is one bowl! Super fast and easy. 

This bar is high protein and low in sugar. You can substitute the honey for a little bit more coconut oil for a less sweet version.  

Meredith's No Bake Protein Bar Recipe

1/2 Cup Chopped Pistachios
1/2 Cup Pumpkin Seeds 
1/2 Cup Coconut Flour 
1/4 Cup Vanilla Protein Powder {we used our new favorite for the Be Beaming kitchen} 
2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds 
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds 
1/3 Cup Goji Berries 
1 Tbsp Jeruselum Artichoke Powder 
1/3 Cup Coconut Flakes 
1 Vanilla Bean 
1/3 Cup Hemp Milk 
1/3 Cup Coconut Oil 
2 Tbsp Coconut Butter 
1/4 Cup Honey 
2 tsp Cinnamon 
Pinch of Salt 

 

  • Mix all ingredients together and pressed into a terrine pan. 
  • Chill in refrigerator for approximately 1 hour. 
  • Slice into 12 1 inch bars. 

 

They are really, really good- enjoy for breakfast, or a post workout treat! 

YUM.

Until Next time! ---------- Meredith