Sunday, October 5, 2014

Berry Protein Bars

I recently got the chance to try some great products from AdvoCare.  I was especially excited to try baking with some of the fun flavored Meal Replacement Shakes
I never tried baking with berry protein, but I knew just what I wanted to make...
Berry Protein Bars!!!

These are not only delicious and nutritious! They are easy to make too! All you need is...
Advocare Berry Meal Replacement, egg substitute, unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened applesauce, canned white beans (navy, great northern, chickpeas, garbanzo), vanilla, baking powder, and sweetener of choice.  
*You can absolutely try other flavors of protein! Try orange, chocolate, vanilla...*
*Any type of milk will work.  I prefer unsweetened vanilla almond milk*

First you want to drain and rinse your beans.  Then blend together the beans, egg, milk, applesauce, and vanilla. 
Some beans, such as chickpeas, are a little harder so you may need a little extra liquid to blend it all smooth.  It will be like a pudding consistency.  

Stir in the remaining ingredients and mix well.  
Isn't that color gorgeous!? Feel free to chop up some strawberries and toss those in! I am sure some white chocolate chips would be amazing in there too!

Pour your batter into a baking dish coated with non stick spray.  I used a 5x7 dish, but feel free to double the recipe if using a bigger one.  
Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes.  

Stick a toothpick in the middle and if it comes out clean, they are done!
This recipe makes six nice sized bars! I consider the whole batch one serving! 

That's because you can have all six bars for only 233 calories!
They are also packed with protein! 

Feeling crazy?!

Top them off with some fat free cream cheese and sprinkles! 

These make such a great breakfast! Full of fiber and protein so they keep you full and satisfied.   
Plus you are basically having dessert for breakfast!

If you are skeptical about baking with beans, don't be!! You cannot taste the beans at all! They give the bars a great texture and replace the sugar, flour, and butter you would find in most recipes.  
Sure, you could just drink a meal replacement or protein shake...but wouldn't you rather enjoy some delicious Berry Protein Bars?!

Berry Protein Bars
  • 1/2 pack of AdvoCare Berry Meal Replacement (30g)
  • 1/2 cup canned white beans (130g)
  • 1 T egg substitute (15g)
  • 1 T unsweetened almond milk (15ml)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (60g)
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • sweetener to taste (4-5 packs)
  1. Drain and rinse beans
  2. Puree beans, egg, milk, applesauce, and vanilla (add a little more milk if needed to blend smooth)
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients
  4. Pour into baking dish (5x7) coated with nonstick spray
  5. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes
  6. Enjoy plain or top with fat free cream cheese and sprinkles!!
Makes 6 Bars
Entire Batch (without toppings) - 233 calories
2F 35C 21P

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