SUPERFOOD BARS

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THESE BARS ARE LIFE.

I’ve been really into creating snacks.  I’m trying to avoid anything in a package.  So protein bars and all that jazz.  Thats kinda forcing me to get creative with my snacks and forcing me to get busy in the kitchen, which I’m ultimately loving.  So, LIVfit SuperFood Protein Blend has this amazing recipe on the back of their package.  That is where I got inspired by this recipe I created.  I made it my own and twisted it up a bit from what on the back of theirs.  Which both are equally as amazing.  This LIVfit Protein Blend I wrote about a few weeks ago. It’s a game changer, so go check that post out.

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FOR WET INGREDIENTS

FOR DRY INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  • Blend all wet ingredients together in a blender.  If you need to add a little more almond milk to make it creamy, then thats fine.  It will be thick and creamy.  Blend well!
  • Then in a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients together.
  • Pour wet mix into the dry mix, and mix all together making sure its blended. 
  • Then get a pan, and pour mix onto the pan.  Get some parchment paper, (or you can use your hands) and lay it down on the mix.  Then start pressing down making it flatter to cut into bars.  This mix will make 16 bars.
  • Set into fridge for 10 minutes before eating.  
  • Take it out of the fridge and take the bars carefully off the pan and into some tupperware.  Store in fridge until ready to eat.

MACROS

Calories per bar: 160, Carbs: 20, Protein: 5, Fat: 6

I’ll eat up to 2 bars for one snack.  They keep me fuller longer and so easy to grab and go.  So if you’re looking for something super easy, but don’t want the crap thats in regular bars, then try these!  I make them at the beginning of the week and I’ll usually have them up until Thursday, sometimes Friday.  Depending on if Oaks eats them too!  Which he loves them, so thats a plus!  

Healthy fat, good amount of protein, no hidden ingredients, you know what you’re getting, what more could you ask for in a Superfood bar?  I get all of my healthy organic ingredients at Better Body Foods!

Have a great day!

XOXO,

SARA LYNN

DARK CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT TRUFFLES

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Okay- I made this recipe up a couple weeks ago, but I didn’t want to share it until I perfected it!  I’ve made them probably 10 times, so I’ve got it down and know all the tricks.  If you’re a peppermint dark chocolate lover, you will DIE over these.  I can’t and won’t give up my dark chocolate, and it’s so unrealistic to say you can’t eat something.  I like to say “Im eliminating this for this”  so I’m eliminating other bad treats for my own homemade protein treats! 

Okay, so I love creating things like this and its not to often that I do.  I got my inspiration from the Chocolate Protein Truffles I made last year.  So I’m all about the treats in moderation!  So here we go. Scroll down for the recipe.  BTW these are Vegan, dairy free and gluten free.

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INGREDIENTS 

MAKES 9 TRUFFLES

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix protein powder, brown sugar, almond milk, stevia and coconut flour in a medium size bowl until smoothed out.
  2. Take a small spoon full and mash together, then form into a ball,  and roll and smooth it into about 1 inch size ball.   To roll it into a ball, you’ll take both hands and move in circles to roll it and smooth out. Don’t press to hard while rolling.   Make sure it sticks together before placing it down.  
  3. Once done with add 3 tbsp chocolate chips and 1/2 tbsp coconut oil to a small bowl.  Heat up on your stove top on medium heat. Don’t leave it sitting there.   Make sure to watch it and stir the entire time, so you don’t burn it to the bottom of the pan.  OR heat up in the microwave for 2 mins, longer if needed. 
  4. Grab a ziplock bag, and open the candy cane and place the candy cane in the bag.  Then close it and smash the candy cane into tiny pieces with a muddler… or your foot, cup  haha whatever works, just mash it up!
  5. Once its nice and melted.  Roll each truffle into the chocolate mix and then place in a tupperware container to fit all.  
  6. Then sprinkle the peppermint flakes on top of each truffle and place in the fridge for 20 minutes before eating. 
  7. Store in the fridge and eat within 3-5 days

MACROS PER TRUFFLE/ CALS: 55 / PROTEIN: 3 / FAT: 3 / CARBS: 6

It’s the perfect little treat to help you feel satisfied and not reach to much for all the holiday treats!  I always tell myself!  Let me know how you guys like this post!  Hope you love them as much as me!

 

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ENJOY YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES AND LIVE IN THE MOMENT!

xoxo

SARA LYNN