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Protein Breakfast Bar with Berries

Protein Breakfast Bar with Berries

There's no better feeling that knowing you're ahead of your own game. And that's exactly how I feel when I happen to make a protein breakfast bar over the weekend. It's a small head start, but in my (life)book, it still counts! 

Breakfast, in my opinion, is the hardest meal of all. Who in this day and age has enough time for everything? Craft a beautiful healthy breakfast in the morning, hit the gym, get the kids ready for school and look semi-presentable to face the world. As much I'd like to say that I do, I'm not gonna lie. 

Some days, I need to cut as many corners as I can in order to get to the end of the day. But, I'm not promoting you don't do the things you have to do. Nor you do a lousy job at what you actually do. What I'm suggesting is to put into use all the tricks in the bag to make our lives easier. 

The recipe I'm about to share with you is the perfect example of one of those handy tricks I'm talking about. So, if you can spend some time in the kitchen on a Sunday evening you will be setting yourself up for breakfast success for the rest of the week. 

You can even make it a family matter. Give a task to each family member and you'll reduce your kitchen time. I do this whenever I possibly can and it has benefits all over the board. 

My son loves getting his little hands dirty with food. This is a good way for him to see cooking as a game instead of a chore.  Also, he has a deeper appreciation of his food. And he's very proud of himself whenever he creates something and gets to help around the kitchen. 

I often see a lot of kids having cereal for breakfast and it breaks my heart. It is full of refined sugar and refined grains that provide them with absolutely no nutrients. Commercial cereal sometimes seems the most practical breakfast out there but it really isn't. 

That's why I wanted to make something super practical that would give my son real fuel to get his day started. The protein breakfast bar has everything you could ask for in a healthy breakfast. And since you can have it on the go and we can make it ahead of time, this has to be the most practical breakfast ever. 

Our protein breakfast bar is made with fruits, grains, oats, seeds, quinoa, protein powder and a few other things. Everything combined will keep your belly full and your energy levels up high. And the protein powder combined with quinoa will work together to give us 10g of protein per serving. Which is pretty good considering a portion has only 226kcal! 

Keep this protein breakfast bar recipe handy. If you know you have a rough week ahead make a batch and cut yourself some slack!

Ingredients
9
Prep time
5 minutes
Total time
Category: Breakfast, Snacks
Serves: 8
Allergens: Quinoa

Ingredients

  • 66 ml almond milk
  • 2 medium banana (ripe)
  • 37 g date (pittet)
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 155 g frozen mixed berries (defrost)
  • 234 g jumbo rolled oats
  • 85 g quinoa (washed)
  • 1 dash sea salt
  • 28 g unflavoured sunwarrior protein powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 237 ml water

Directions

  1. Boil the quinoa in water until soft for about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 degrees) and prepare a 8 x 8 inch (20 cm x 20 cm) baking dish or similar size with baking paper.
  3. Add dates, flax seeds, vanilla extract, bananas, salt and almond milk to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. In a big bowl mix all the ingredients together and add the mixture to the baking dish.
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes until the top feels firm.
  6. Let it completely cool down before you slice it.

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