• Micah

Low Carb Coffee Protein Bars

Updated: 6 days ago

What's your snack? Snacking can be hard. We never learned what a snack should be, or why they are important. With these Low Carb Coffee Protein Bars, snacking get's a little easier.


Why snack?

Snacking can actually help with weight management - while it seems counterintuitive, eating snacks can help you maintain a healthy weight! They are meant to power you between meal times, and keep your blood sugars (and mood!) stable.


What to snack on?

Snacks should contain: protein, fibre and fat (at least 2 of those 3), to keep you satiated. Whether it is apples (fibre) and peanut butter (fat/protein), avocado (fat) toast (fibre), or these protein + fat + fibre-filled bars.


Low Carb Protein Bars

These bars are inspired by some I picked up on a holiday. They were under the branch of "carb clever", low-carb snacks. Now don't get me wrong, carbs are my jam. But I know that snacks filled with healthy fats are what will keep me full. So I typically try out some of the "low carb" products if they are made with health supportive ingredients live almond flour or nut butter.


We subsisted on these bars during our holiday, and I realized that I had all the ingredients in my pantry at home. Full of nuts, protein, and fibre, they are the perfect afternoon slump pick-me-up (thanks to the ground coffee too!), and taste like a nutty vanilla latte. Yum!


I used inulin syrup as a sweetener, binder and fibre source in this recipe. If you don't have it, can't find it, or experience bloating with inulin, just use more honey in the recipe. Inulin is a prebiotic fibre that tastes sweet, without the sugar-high. I like using it as a way to reduce my sugar intake in treats like these.


So go ahead, make these filling protein bars, and save a trip to the store to buy those expensive (and questionable) protein bars.


Looking for another snack recipe? Check out my Cookie Dough Ball recipe for more snack inspo.


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Low Carb Coffee Protein Bars

Author: Micah Siva

Total time: 20 min

Makes 8-10 Bars


Ingredients

  • 1 c (200g) nuts - almonds, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, whatever you have!

  • 1 tsp ground coffee

  • 2 scoops (50g) whey protein powder

  • 2/3 c (170g) nut butter

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1/4 c inulin (or add more honey)

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • Pinch sea salt


Instructions

  1. Using a blender or food processor, grind nuts until they are a coarse meal. Transfer to a medium bowl.

  2. Combine all ingredients, mixing well to combine.

  3. Press into a lined baking dish. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until firm. Slice into bars.


Keywords: low carb, coffee recipes, protein bars, protein powder




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