Strawberry Collagen Coconut Bars
This collagen coconut bars recipe is a slightly modified version from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible site Renewing All Things – Biblically Based Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle specializing in neurobiology, healing, and mental health. Enjoy these strawberry collagen coconut bars!
Strawberry Collagen Coconut Bars
Yield 8 bars
- 1 cup of organic strawberries
- 1 cup of coconut butter
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 10-15 drops of vanilla stevia or 2 tbsps of monk fruit
- 2 scoops of vanilla bone broth protein
- 1 tbsp of lemon juice or 5 drops of lemon essential oil
Step #1: Begin by heating up coconut butter until it is smooth and creamy. Some coconut butters are very thick and so you may want to add in 1/8 cup of water or 1 tbsp of coconut oilto make it creamier.
Step #2: In a blender or food processor, mix the berries and coconut butter until smooth.
Step #3: Add stevia, vanilla extract and lemon.
Step #4: Mix ingredients and mold them into a greased 8×8 inch pan. Grease the pan with coconut oil.
Step #5: Freeze or refrigerate for one hour until the bars are cooled.
Step #6: Make chocolate sauce by mixing all the ingredients together over low heat and allow it to cool before pouring it on the bars.
Step #7: Pour or drizzle the chocolate sauce on the bars.
Best to store this in the refrigerator for 48 hours or for longer-term use, put it in the freezer.
***Nutritional info does not include optional ingredients.***
***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
Courses Breakfast or Snack
Serving Size 1 bar
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 36 g
Total Carbohydrates 12 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 8 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
You can make these into protein bars by adding in the vanilla bone broth protein. You can also reduce the glycemic impact by adding in the protein and the lemon juice. The lemon gives it a little bit of a strawberry lemonade flavor!
If you are trying to follow an autoimmune diet or low-oxalate nutrition plan than you will want to avoid the chocolate sauce. You can also use other berries such as blackberries, raspberries, blueberries or a combination of berries depending upon what you enjoy the most.
Dr Jockers Comments
This is an anti-oxidant rich snack food that can be used as a breakfast bar or a snack bar. This is perfect for active kids or athletes who are looking for a quick fuel that is satisfying and good for the gut and metabolism.
I personally enjoy using stevia as my major sweetener but you can also use monk fruit. If you do honey or maple syrup that will make this a much higher carbohydrate food so it will impact your blood sugar in a negative manner.
Bone broth protein is rich in glycine and proline as well as glucosamine and chondroitin to help support the joints, gut, hair, skin and nails. This is a protein powder that everyone can benefit from and especially athletes and older individuals.
These are quite satisfying and great to have around if you are raising kids and need healthy snacks for them. They are packed full of anti-oxidants in the strawberries (or other berries), collagen protein and coconut fats!