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First things first: I put truly in the title of this post because I have clicked on so many recipes that claim to be ‘Healthy’ and simply were not. The ingredients don’t lie, and, my friend, ingredients are the key to nutritional health. Do. Not. Let. Anyone. Tell. You. Otherwise. #truth
These Protein, or Nutrition bars I’ll call them sometimes, are not only simple and easy to make because you don’t have to bake them + there aren’t a bazillion ingredients, but they’re also flippin’ delicious!!! According to my picky kids. 😉
ps. I’m totally the mom that says “if you don’t like what I make for dinner then I guess you’ll have to starve!” I do NOT make separate meals for my kids. If they wanna whine and complain about the delicious and healthy meal I’ve provided they’re welcome to do that in the privacy of their bedroom 😉 I have no idea HOW they got to be so darn picky. But whatevs. pps. My kids do not starve. I digress.
Okay, on with the show! err… recipe 😉
– 2 Cups Arbonne Protein (chocolate or vanilla, or cup of each)
– 1 Cup Agave Nectar, or local raw honey, or organic brown rice syrup (NOTE: If you’re currently doing the Clean Eating Challenge, only use brown rice syrup for this)
– 2 – 3 Cups Gluten-Free oats or brown rice crispy cereal
– ( 1 ) 16 oz. jar of organic almond or cashew butter or peanut butter (check label to make sure of no added sugar)
*OPTIONAL: add fresh berries to the top. Mix in dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds and nuts for trail mix bars!
*OPTIONAL: Add a few scoops of Arbonne’s fiber boost, too.
Warm the nut butter + sweetener in the microwave for about a minute.
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl using a scraper or spatula. Stir in nut butter and sweetener. Mix everything up well.
Spread mixture onto a non-stick cookie sheet. The larger the cookie sheet, the thinner your bars will be.
Cover the pan/sheet with foil and put in the fridge for 1 – 3 hours to set.
Take bars out to cut them. Store them in air tight container.
Below is a nice little recipe card that you’re welcome to print out + keep for easy use!
NOTE: This recipe usually only lasts about 48 – 72 hours in our house, and that’s with 5 people. I usually make a double batch.