By Guy Lawrence
Over the next few months, we’ll be putting up a series of simple video recipes along with the paleo recipes section. In this video, I show you how I make Coconut & Carob protein bars & balls (depending how you roll with it). A seriously delicious snack!
They are low carb, high protein and easily homemade using the ingredients listed below along with our very own 180 protein supplement. Honestly, these protein bars & balls have been my saviour on times, and they can be knocked up in the kitchen in under 5 minutes.
- 4 x 50g scoops of 180 protein supplement.
- 1-2 dessert spoons of carob powder
- Small handful of diced prunes
- Approximately 1/2 cup of coconut oil
- 1-2 dessert spoons of 100% almond butter
- Takes 5 minutes to prepare
Homemade protein bars & balls transcription
Hi, this is Guy of 180 Nutrition and today I wanted to share with you one of our most popular recipes – the 180 protein bars & balls. What we have been finding is that they have been proven very popular and are very simple to make. You can pretty much knock them together in a few minutes, pop them in your tupperware container and take them with you wherever you go, and it will make for a really good protein snack.
I’m probably here going to knock up about for or six protein bars & balls, and show you the process. They are going to be coconut & carob flavour protein balls.
With the scoops, we going to throw in probably four scoops of 180 protein supplement for this practise. You don’t have to be to fussy with the measurements, I’m not anyway.
So this is carob powder, carob is beautiful and gives the protein bars & balls a slightly different taste. I’m using approximately a dessert spoon., but then again, you can pretty much use what you want, even the chocolate 180 protein supplement. Now from that point, what I’m throwing in next is pitted prunes. I’ve just diced them up a little, but you can also throw them into a food processor if you want. But then again, you can pretty much use what fruit you want, cranberries are really nice too.
The other thing you must be wary of, is if you are trying to stay away from processed foods and maybe lose a little bit of weight, and are using the protein bars / balls to snack on, go easy on the fruit as this will effect your weight loss. You can actually do the protein bars & balls without fruit and sweeten them with a little bit of stevia.
What we are using for the binding agent is coconut oil. This a cold pressed coconut oil and I’ve had it sitting in the sink of hot water for a few minutes, just to make it melted. And I’ll also be using some almond paste, a) for the taste and b) it will also help it bind.
So I’ll put a tablespoon of almond paste in first, and I’ve also had this sitting in the sink of hot water to make it a bit more runny. Then the other thing of course is the coconut oil. What i generally find is, I just pour it over on top to cover then just get my hands in there to mix it up. What you want is a good consistency so it’s not to dry, yet not to wet either, so as you squeeze it, it comes together nicely. Literally just grab some, squeeze it together and roll it into your bar or ball. Pop them onto your plate, when you’ve rolled them all together and put them on the plate, place the plate in the fridge and give them a good hour. If you want to speed up the process, stick them in the freezer for 20 minutes. And there you have it! A high paleo protein bar or ball. Pop them in your tupperware container and you are good to go.