Strawberry Collagen Coconut Bars
This recipe is a slightly modified version from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible blog and is a Licensed Esthetician specializing in holistic nutrition, woman’s hormones, and spiritual health. Enjoy these strawberry collagen coconut bars!
Collagen Coconut Bars Ingredients
1 cup of organic strawberries
1 cup of coconut butter
1 tsp of vanilla
2 scoops of vanilla bone broth protein
1 tbsp of lemon juice or 5 drops of lemon essential oil
½ cup of coconut oil
5 tbsps of cacao powder
15-20 drops of chocolate stevia
Yield: About 6 bars
Collagen Coconut Bars Instructions
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 oil to 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.
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!