Have you ever had a no sugar low carb protein bar? Well, they are usually like £2.50 a bar and only about 40g, which is pretty expensive. I was having a few of these vegan friendly protein bars on my January clean eating Dietbet challenge I thought I would try to create my version of a healthy vegan protein bar.
When you make bars like these at home you can add ingredients and flavours you like without spending a fortune, It was rather satisfying being able to make my own bars/balls.
I added some known superfoods to these bars such as chia seeds rich in Omega 3, flaxseed which also rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9 which are great for vegetarians and vegans as it’s a natural source of Omega oils which is usually found in fish.
My vegan protein healthy balls are completely sugar-free, the sweetness comes only from agave nectar and dried cranberries, which makes these little ball lower in carbs. I worked out the nutrition and they are 65 calories per ball with low carbs, high protein and moderate fat.
20g Ground Almonds
30g Raw Mixed Nuts
1/2 Tsp Chia Seeds
25ml Agave Nectar
20g Dried Cranberries
10g Bioglan Cacao & Flax Powder
30g My Protein Vegan Powder
100g Peanut Butter
Add all the ingredients to a food processor.
Turn on for about 2 minutes until all the nuts have been broken and blitz and everything have mixed well making a dry dough mixture.
Using a mini scoop, scoop the mixture into your hands.
Roll into a ball
Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours and enjoy.[yumprint-recipe id=’42’]