Sweet Potato Protein Bars

dairy free gluten free paleo power bar snack vegetarian workout

 

Prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini.

Recipe inspired by The Lean Green Bean.

Take one of these delicious bars to-go for a quick post-work out snack to replenish nutrients lost.

The sweet potato and oats provide carbs to replenish your glycogen stores; the eggs, nut butter and smoothie mix provide the protein your body needs to rebuild muscle; all these ingredients combined provide other healthy nutrients such as heat-healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and mineral to round out this post-work out snack. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato (approx 2 medium)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs*
  • 1/3 cup nut butter of choice made with the NutraMilk (I used almond)
  • 1/3 cup coconut yogurt or yogurt of choice
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp. Sunfood´s Superfood Smoothie Mix
  • Optional: peanut butter to drizzle on top

For almond butter made with the NutraMilk

  • 2 cups (300g) almonds
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pink Himalayan salt (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Making almond butter
    • Place almond and salt in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set for 12-13 minutes.
    • Press Start.
    • Open the container lid.
    • If necessary, set for an additional 1-2 minutes for a creamier butter.

  • Combine first 7 ingredients in the NutraMilk and press ¨Mix¨for 1 minute or less, until all ingredients are well-combined.

  • Add baking powder and protein powder press ¨Mix¨ for a few seconds, until incorporated.

  • Pour into a greased 9×9 baking pan (line the bottom with parchment paper for easy removal).

  • Bake at 375 degrees for 13-15 minutes.
  • Let cool, slice into 8 bars and drizzle with chocolate if desired.

Notes: If vegan- try recipe using an egg substitute such as flax egg. Mix 3 tbsp. of flaxseed meal with 6 tbsp. of water and let it sit for a few minutes until it thickens up. Flaxseed meal as an egg-replacement should be gooey, not watery, like the consistency of an egg.



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