Low Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Bar
- Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 148.8
- Total Fat: 9.1 g
- Cholesterol: 32.9 mg
- Sodium: 75.5 mg
- Total Carbs: 5.6 g
- Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
- Protein: 11.6 g
IntroductionI really wanted strawberry cheesecake protein bars but didn't want to pay $25 for a dozen of them! So I came up with this version... which is super yummy! I really wanted strawberry cheesecake protein bars but didn't want to pay $25 for a dozen of them! So I came up with this version... which is super yummy!
3 scoops Protein Powder (I used Designer Whey, French Vanilla)
2 Tb Flaxseed, ground in coffee grinder
1 Tb + 1 t. slivered almonds, ground in coffee grinder
2 Tb Erythitol (not included in nutritional info, sub sweetener as desired)
1/4 cup of freeze dried strawberries, crushed (nutritional info is for 1 extra large strawberry, alter as needed)
1/8 c. coconut flour
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
2 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup water (add as needed, YMMV)
6 drops vanilla flavored liquid stevia
8 drops Capella Flavoring NY cheesecake
If you use a different protein powder, you might find you need a different proportion of water.
Sub in different flavored freeze dried fruits (from trader joes) for a different flavor! I plan on trying blueberry next.. yum!
Taste your mixture before adding the final scoop of protein powder -- make any adjustments before adding in the last scoop. I wanted my bars sweet but not super sweet -- you might want more sweetness than me -- same goes for the cheesecake flavoring. 8 drops tasted perfect for me, but you might want a few more (or maybe a few less!)
Each bar has 11 g protein & just under 3 net carbs (There are 2.8 gr dietary fiber, or 5.6 grams total carbs).
Add softened cream cheese, liquid stevia, and flavoring drops. Stir well.
Add water and mix well. Your mixture will be sticky!
Now add in the last scoop of powder and mixture well with your hands. By the time you are done, your bars will be only slightly sticky.
Divide mixture into 6 bars. Freeze or fridge until set.
Serving Size: 6 bars, approximately 3 inches x 1 inch
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WISHGRRL.