Skip the candy bars, and go for these vegan strawberry protein bars instead. Just 4 ingredients are all you need to make your own at home: vanilla protein powder, coconut flour, strawberry puree and chocolate. Simple and sweet. These vegan bars make the perfect dessert & post-workout snack.
Here's why I love this recipe
- easy to prepare
- only 4 ingredients
- low calories
Ingredients used to make Strawberry Protein Bars
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- Strawberries - Fresh or frozen. You can puree them either in a small blender (like NutriBullet) or using a mortar and pestle. You can also finely mash the strawberries with a fork.
- Protein Powder – You can use any protein powder for this, but I found that whey protein tends to produce gummier results. My go-to protein powder is a vanilla plant-based protein powder, like this one below.
- Coconut Flour - you can use any brand of coconut flour for this recipe. Here is a brand of coconut flour I like to use.
- Chocolate Chips - you can use any chocolate chips in this recipe. I like this lower sugar, stevia-sweetened brand
More Strawberry Recipes
How to Make
Easy Homemade Strawberry Protein Bars
puree strawberries in a small blender (like NutriBullet) or using a mortar and pestle. The strawberries have enough water in them so you don't need to add any water when blending. You can also finely mash the strawberries with a fork.
Mix together - I find that it’s best to use my hands to mix the dough because it takes some kneading and pressing to get the dough to come together.
add chopped strawberries
Divide the dough in half, then shape the dough into a rectangular "protein bar" shape
Coat in melted chocolate
Drizzle with more chocolate (optional), then wait for the chocolate to set
Recipe Variations and Optional Add Ins:
- Feel free to experiment with natural flavoring / extracts. Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract (I didn't feel like it was essential so I left it out in this recipe), or other flavorings or extracts, such as lemon extract or cream cheese extract.
How to Make this Healthier
- Make this even healthier by adding a handful of nuts, seeds and old-fashioned oats to add texture and nutrition. Even better, add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed, hemp seeds, or chia seeds.
What can you do with leftover strawberry puree?
Don't throw leftover strawberry puree in the trash! Instead, mix it with vanilla almond milk (or regular milk) in a small blender to make a quick and yummy strawberry almond milk
How to Store Strawberry Protein Bars
- Store these protein bars covered in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.
More Protein Bar Recipes (HERE)
- Coconut flour and protein powders are all very different depending on brands, so if you find that the dough is too soft, add more coconut flour; if the dough is too thick, add a teaspoon or more of water, honey or liquid sweetener of choice.
Easy Fresh Strawberry Protein Bars
- Puree the strawberries either in a small blender (like NutriBullet) or using a mortar and pestle. You can also finely mash the strawberries with a fork.
- Mix the strawberry puree, coconut flour, and protein powder of choice into a bowl and mix well.**
- Add more coconut flour if the dough is too soft, add a teaspoon or more of water, honey or liquid sweetener of choice if the dough is too thick*
- Add some chopped strawberries into the dough for additional texture
- Roll the dough into a rectangular "protein bar" shape
- Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 20 second bursts until melted, stirring in between.
- Dip the protein bar into the melted chocolate and then set it aside on a clean parchment paper. Drizzle with more chocoalte if desired.
- Let the chocolate set before enjoying