No-bake vegan coconut protein bars, made with rice protein powder, coconut flour and oats. 8 grams protein and 141 calories each.
Hi everyone–my apologies for being absent the past few days! I’ve been immersed in little league baseball travel with my son which has been equal parts exhilarating and exhausting (I seem to be drawn to this combination…). Nick’s team won the state championships (whoohoo!) and we just got home from the Dixie League World Series, which just happened to be in my husband’s home town in Arkansas. It was a lot of fun, and though the boys did not win the series, they played extremely well and placed high. And his coaches? The most generous, supportive guys you can imagine.
Somewhat less thrilling was the weather: 114F with the heat index! The bottom of my flip-flops melted. Really. But, after a decade in the South, I am getting used to it, if that’s possible.
Being away from my usual eats, however, can easily throw me off kilter. But not on this trip.
I packed multiple options, including these, one of my latest creations: Coconut-Lime Protein Bars.
Unlike 99% percent of protein bars, these have no chocolate coating, so they hold up in the heat ( I don’t know about you, but I can’t do peanut butter and chocolate in scorching weather!) Instead, these are packed with bright, tropical flavor from the lime zest and juice, plus three types of coconut products (oil, flakes and flour).
I’ve loaded these with ample amounts of protein, too; I can attest they sustained me through two types of endurance work: (1) early morning runs (outside was lovely at 5 am!) and (2) watching game after game of little league baseball.
The loads of laundry are almost complete, so I am back to posting. Happy summer, everyone!