Protein bars are some of my favorite healthy treats, but some of them have enough calories in them to be considered a small meal!  Even some of the smaller ones can be high in sugar per serving.  That’s why I love using Tru Supplements protein powder to make macro-friendly goodies.  Only 2 carbs, 0 gm sugar per scoop.  Plus, they have the most impressive line-up of flavors that I’ve ever seen from a vegan-friendly line!  The Strawberry Jam protein powder I used to create this shortcake recipe has a light, subtle sweetness that compliments the tart berries for the perfect combo of chewy deliciousness!

If the idea of making your own bars seems like a huge task – no worries!  These are no-bake bars, so anyone can make these.  Add a batch to your meal prep and you’ll have enough macro-friendly treats to snack on all week long.  If you do, I’d love for you to snap a pic and tag me, @lafemmevegan so I can see how they turn out.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup cashew butter (sub almond butter)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened nut milk (I used cashew milk)
  • 20 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp imitation butter extract (optional)
  • 4.5 scoops Tru Supplements Strawberry Jam protein powder
  • 1/3 cup quick oats
  • 2 Tb milled flaxseed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 34 gm freeze dried strawberries

Makes 8 servings

Macros per serving 14p/7f/11c

Preparation:

In a food processor, or large mixing bowl, start by combining with your wet ingredients; cashew butter, milk, stevia and extract.  Gradually add in the dry ingredients: protein powder, oats, flaxseed and salt.  (Set aside aside the freeze dried berries.)  Mix everything together to make a pasty dough.  Then add the berries & pulse until you have a nice amount of chunks blended throughout.  Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper.  Press the dough mixture into the pan using your hands or the back of a spatula.  Pro Tip: wet your hands with a bit of water to help keep them from sticking to the dough.  Cover and refrigerate for a few hours to let them firm up.  You can put them in the freezer to make this happen even faster, or if you just can’t wait start noshing on bites & licking the bowl like you did back in the day.  Store these in an airtight container in your fridge for up to two weeks.

Credit LaFemmeVegan

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