High Protein

Spirulina Protein Bars

Healthy Spirulina Protein Bars… now let’s be honest for a second or two.  Reaching our daily protein goals can be challenging; for me this is often a daily feat.   Especially, with busy working schedules, juggling life’s fun and never ending duties…and then fitting in some training sessions.  I struggle to comprehend how the “I have’t eaten since breakfast” mortals get the energy to crank out  HITT session at 5:30 pm?!  I’m that person in the corner quickly scarfing something down before my body turns into a fanatically sweaty and yet somehow pleasant existence.

Before a tough training session, I often crave a healthy quick protein boost.  All that was readily available in my area was a variety of highly processed whey protein bars or sugar packed vegan protein bars.  Dairy and sugar …two two ingredients I try and avoid like the plague.  So I took the leap and decided to make my own healthy Spirulina Protein Bars.

RawNGreen: No added Sugar, Dairy or Gluten.

These Spirulina Protein Bars are dairy free, gluten free, and sugar free ( i.e no added sugar).  They have about 10g of protein per bar (45g).  I use the vanilla creme vegan protein blend from – The Protein Works brand.  I love adding spirulina powder which gives it that amazing green colour and additional protein to boot.

Spirulina – Protein Packed Powder

Cool fact- did you know that in one tablespoon of dried spirulina (7 grams) offers  4 grams of protein?!  Spiruluna is also packed with B vitamins, copper, Iron, magnesium, manganese, and potassium.  This tiny alga has amazing nutritional complex and I am always finding new ways to add it to foods and smoothies.

GreenEnergy Protein Bar

Prep Time15 mins
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 50 grams Gluten Free Oats
  • 65 grams "The Protein Works" Vegan Protein Vanilla Creme
  • 30 grams Pumpkin Protein
  • 20 grams Chia Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1.5 Tbsp Spirulina Powder
  • 1 Tbsp linseed Powder
  • 85 grams Soft Goats Cheese
  • 165 ml Coconut Milk ( Canned)
  • 3-4 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1.5 Tsp Ground Cardamom
  • 3-4 Squeezes From an Orange
  • 3 Tsp Cocoa Nibs (Optional)

Instructions

  • Blend the oats into a fine power like consistency.  Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix together. If the bars feel to dry add more coconut milk.  If the dough is too moist , add a bit more pumpkin protein powder.  Roll out dough out flat on a cutting board. Cut dough into 10bars each bar weighing approximately 45g per bar.  Add cocoa nibs to top of dough if so desired. Place bars in the freezer for 30 minutes then move them to storage in the fridge.  Eat bars within 5 days of making.  There are approximately 10 grams of protein in each 45g bar.  Enjoy!