Protein-packed no-bake peanut butter bars with coconut oil and chia seeds. A healthy start to your low carb day!
As you know, Swerve Sweetener is by far my favourite low carb sweetener and I am very fortunate to have a great working relationship with the company as well. I genuinely believe that it is the best sugar alternative on the market. It certainly helps that they are a responsible and responsive company, working hard to constantly improve their product, their availability, and their relationship with the consumer. I discovered Swerve a few years ago via Twitter of all places, and once I tested it out for myself, I knew it was superior to all other erythritol-based sweeteners I’d tried. Our efforts have dovetailed ever since, since the Swerve mission is similar to mine. I like to joke that I plan to take over the world and make it sugar-free. Swerve is my ammunition of choice.
They’ve always been wonderfully supportive of my efforts and now we’re working together in more of an official capacity. I am developing recipes for their monthly newsletter and it is exclusive content. To get those recipes hot off the presses, you need to sign up for the Swerve newsletter. This won’t be a hardship as you will also get news and updates about Swerve and some great advice on living healthy. Beyond partnering with me, Swerve is also partnering with Carla Birnberg of MizFit to motivate you both mentally and physically. All this adds up to great content you won’t want to miss!
It goes without saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So I created an easy-to-make and easy-to-eat energy bar for all those people who think they don’t have time for a healthy breakfast. These bars are packed with protein, healthy fats like coconut oil, and super food chia seeds. They taste like peanut butter fudge and they require no baking. What could be better to fuel you through a busy morning?
These bars were my contribution to the January Swerve newsletter. You can check out the recipe now on the Swerve website: Peanut Butter Chia Seed Protein Bars.
Serves 16. Each serving has 8 g of carbs and 5 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 3 g. **NOTE – you will see a difference in my carb count versus the one on the Swerve Website. This is because the “carbs” in Swerve do not affect blood sugar so I do not add them in. The company has to list them, by law, on their nutritional counts.
Per serving: 243 Calories; 22g Fat (74.7% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 7mg Cholesterol; 66mg Sodium.
Want another delicious energy snack with chia? Try these vegan No Bake Chocolate Seed Bites from Allergilicious. (Not low carb).