These delicious Vegan Almond Protein Bars are soft, chewy, filling and gluten free. A healthier protein bar everyone will love, even non-vegan eaters!
Welcome to Monday! After a few weeks of being off my normal schedule, I’m ready to get back on track with my food and nutrition. When I’m on vacation or not doing my usual day to day routine, I always seem to get off my schedule when it comes to food and sleep. When I’m at work, it’s easy to know when I’m supposed to eat based on my daily schedule. But on the weekends, my schedule varies making it more challenging for me to remember when to eat. While it’s nice to have those times when I can be flexible with my routine and enjoy life, it’s also nice to get back to familiarity like my own bed and my own meals. When I’m on the go a lot like in the summer I’m never sure what I’ll be eating which can make getting enough protein and fiber tricky. That’s why I like making my own protein bars to bring with me to ensure I’m getting the right balance of things in my diet.
For years, I’ve been trying to perfect the perfect protein bar and it never came together just right. I’d make them and they’d either taste like cardboard or have too much fat and sugar. I’d even make other people’s recipes and to my dismay, they’d fall apart. There’s nothing more that annoys me than a bar that falls apart. BUT finally I’ve perfected the best protein bar and I can’t stop making or eating them. What’s different about these versus all the rest? For one, they don’t fall apart. They have just the right amount of each ingredient to keep them together. I will caution you on the type of nut butter though. Be sure no to use a thicker almond butter to help them stick together. Any too oily, won’t work. What else makes these bars so perfect? The protein powder. Enter Vega, my favorite protein provider!
A few months ago, my friends at Vega sent me their All-in-One Nutritional French Vanilla Shake and asked I create a recipe. What I love most about Vega, besides the amazing flavor of course, is that Vega really puts the best in their products so you can get the best out of them. Here’s a few facts about Vega One All-in One Nutritional Shake.
- Made from whole food, non-GMO ingredients
- 1 scoop of Vega One All-in-One Nutritional Shake contains 20 grams of plant-based protein, 6 servings of greens & 50 percent of your daily value of food-based vitamins and minerals made from fruits and vegetable plus fiber, Omega-3s, antioxidants and probiotics
- Vega is non-GMO project verified, vegan certified, low-glycemic, gluten-free and made without dairy or soy ingredients
- Vega One also comes in chocolate, berry and vanilla chai flavors
I haven’t tried the other flavors yet, but I have my eye on that berry one for a future recipe.