If you’re looking for a great and healthy holiday treat.. try these!!
Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes
1 cup Shaklee Instant Protein Soy Mix
*(Sometimes I use 1/2 cup of the Instant and 1/2 cup of the Shaklee Cinch)
1 ¼ cup oats
½ cup of flax meal
Add-Ins—Add some or all:
1 cup slivered almonds
3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 cup Organic Chocolate
1 cup of Coconut
1 cup Honey
1 tsp Pure Vanilla
1 cup Peanut Butter or Almond Butter***
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. In sauce pan, bring honey to a boil then immediately remove from heat and add Peanut or Almond Butter and Vanilla. Stir until combined. Pour Almond/Peanut Butter mixture into bowl of dry ingredients and stir till combined. Roll the mix into balls and then cool them. Place a holiday toothpick in each and everyone will love them!! (Change the toothpicks according to the holiday!!)
Add Fruit to dry mix— ½ cup chopped dates, raisins, cranberries, or cherries
Add Nuts to dry mix— ½ cup almonds, walnuts, pecans, or other nuts
Add ½ cup Chocolate Chips ON TOP of mix after it is pressed into pan. Turn oven on Broil. Place bars into oven for 1 minute. Remove and use a knife to spread melted chocolate chips around on top of bars. Refrigerate.
I typically use the Shaklee Instant Protein Soy Mix for my bars. You can use any of the Shaklee protein powders for this recipe and it will come out pretty close to the same. The Instant Soy Mix Protein is flavorless and is a substitute for flour in other recipes. I keep this as one of the staples in my pantry. You can throw it into muffin, pancake, cookie or cake recipes and it will cut back on the carbs and of course the flour! It’s also a great add in to oatmeal or applesauce to make sure the kids are getting their protein!
I also have used in this recipe: Shaklee Energizing Soy Vanilla, Shaklee Energizing Soy Chocolate, and both flavors of the Shaklee180 for weight loss: 180 Chocolate and 180 Vanilla. I love using Shaklee 180 shake mix because its powered by Leucine**** to help preserve muscle while you loose weight.
If you choose to use Shaklee Instant Protein, your entire dish or protein bars will have 120 g of Protein that offers all of the amino acids, especially the 9 essential amino acids that your body does not produce on it’s own.
***If you use Almond Butter (I prefer) instead of Peanut Butter, you may want to cut back on the honey or it will taste too sweet! If you only have peanut butter, try to avoid PB with added sugar or preservatives. Get the Natural PB or Organic.
****Leucine helps with the regulation of blood-sugar levels, the growth and repair of muscle tissue (such as bones, skin and muscles), growth hormone production, wound healing as well as energy regulation.