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Matcha Green Tea Oatmeal Protein Bars

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This matcha oatmeal protein bar recipe is healthy, gluten free, sugar free, and super yummy! No bake protein bars like these are super quick and easy too. If you love matcha – and I love me some matcha – this oatmeal protein bar recipe is just the ticket. One one my mom’s massage clients tried them and loved them enough to ask for the recipe – here it is! :) My mom’s boyfriend David however, said that they weren’t quite his cup of tea (bahaha! very punny David ;) but here’s a few reasons why you might want to make matcha your cup of tea:

  • It’s packed with protein, fiber, viatmin A, vitamin C, potassium, iron, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium. You know, just to name a few ;)
  • Matcha offers the same nutritional benefits as ten cups of regular green tea. TEN! I can barely get down one cup of the regular stuff because it gives me caffein overdose induced shakes, nausea, and anxiety. You won’t have that problem with matcha.
  • The antioxidants in matcha green tea boost your metabolism, and can even prevent and help fight cancer.matcha-oat-protein-bars-recipe-with-mom-3
  • It tastes soooo good!

As I talked about in my last post, I made this oatmeal protein bars recipe, along with two others, with my mom when I visited her in Belleville last weekend. She’s sharing all the protein goodies we made with her massage business clients, so if you’re in the area, book with her while supplies last! Check her out at www.meridian-massage.ca (her Ashiatsu massage is out of this world!) Anyhoo, on with my gluten free protein bar recipe!

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(makes 12 large protein bars)
1/2 cup butter (or coconut oil)
1 1/4 cups erythritol
5 packets stevia powder
1/2 cup organic unsweetened soy milk (or milk of your choice)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup matcha green tea powder
1 1/2 cups plain unflavored whey protein isolate
3 cups quick oats
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

INSTRUCTIONS

In a large deep frying pan, melt butter on low, then whisk in erythritol and stevia powder. Next mix in the soy milk and vanilla, and then the matcha powder. Turn off the heat, and add the oatmeal and coconut.

Let the mixture cool slightly, then press evenly into an 8″x8″ pan (I lined mine with parchment paper to avoid mess and to make it easy to lift out later). Once it’s completely cooled, slice into 12 protein bars, or 24-36 protein squares.

Matcha oatmeal protein bars, done like dinner. They’ll stay fresh and moist in a ziplock bag or sealed container for a week or two in the fridge, or for months in the freezer – if they’ll last that long!

NUTRITIONAL INFO

(per 1/12th of protein bar recipe)
271 calories          87 mg sodium
18.3 g protein      207 mg potassium
13.6 g fat                73% vitamin A
21.8 g carbs           21% vitamin C
5.1 g fiber               14% calcium
1.3 g sugar              5% iron

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Matcha Oat Protein Bars: 26% Protein, 43% Fat, 31% Calories

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