Make your own protein bars with our grass-fed Organic Whey protein! These sweet and chewy bars are filled with fresh lemon and dried cherries (a delicious combo, in our opinion!). Healthy fats from coconut and hemp make them extremely satisfying. And with over 13 grams of protein per bar, they are great for a midday snack or post workout fix.
Cherry Lemon Protein Bars
Yields: 8 medium bars
1 c. almond flour
6 scoops Vital Proteins Organic Whey
1/4 c. coconut butter
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1/3 c. honey
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
2 tsp. lemon zest
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 c. hulled hemp seeds
1/4 c. dried cherries, roughly chopped
1/4 c. unsweetened coconut flakes
Whisk together the almond flour and Organic Whey in a large bowl. Set aside for later.
Add the coconut butter, coconut oil, honey, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and sea salt to a large food processor. Process until smooth and creamy.
Add the almond flour/whey mixture and the hemp seeds to the food processor. Process until thick and sticky. Note: depending on the humidity in your area, you made need to add 1-2 tablespoons of water to the dough to get help it achieve a wet, sticky texture.
Add the chopped cherries and process briefly until they are just combined.
Dump the dough out into a standard bread loaf pan lined with parchment or saran wrap. Press down into an even layer. Top with the coconut flakes and press them down a bit into the dough.
Chill for 1+ hours, or until the bars have firmed up. Slice into 8 squares and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.