January Recipes

Avocado Pomegranate Chocolate Protein Bar

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A stack of Avocado Pomegranate Chocolate Protein Bars
Hands On:
20 minutes
Total Time:
140 minutes
Serves:
14

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp ground chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp plus ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup unblanched, finely ground pecan flour
  • ¼ cup whole ground flaxseed meal
  • ¼ cup Hy-Vee roasted & unsalted pepitas
  • 3 tbsp Full Circle Market organic virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup Hy-Vee frozen avocado chunks
  • ½ cup canned unsweetened coconut cream
  • 2 scoops Performance Inspired gourmet natural vanilla bean flavored whey protein powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Hy-Vee low calorie, sugar free pancake and waffle syrup
  • 1 tsp Hy-Vee vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp Lily’s no-sugar-added dark chocolate baking chips
  • Pomegranate arils, for garnish
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Preparation

1
Line an 8x8-in. baking pan with waxed paper, extending paper over edges of pan; set aside. Soak chia seeds in 3 Tbsp. water in a small bowl for 5 to 6 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
2
Meanwhile, combine pecan flour, flaxseed meal and pepitas in a medium bowl. Stir in melted coconut oil and hydrated chia seeds until well combined.
3
For crust, press mixture into prepared pan. Freeze for 10 to 15 minutes or until firm.
4
For filling, place frozen avocado chunks, coconut cream, remaining ¼ cup water, protein power, lemon juice, syrup and vanilla in a high-powered blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour avocado mixture over crust; set aside.
5
Microwave dark chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl on HIGH at 15-second intervals or until melted, stirring each time.
6
Drop small dollops of melted chocolate on top avocado layer; lightly swirl in using a toothpick. Garnish with pomegranate arils, if desired. Freeze, uncovered, for 2 hours or until firm. Use waxed paper to lift bar mixture out of pan; cut into 14 bars; serve frozen. Store covered in freezer up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 14
Amount Per Serving
Calories:160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 13g 17%
Saturated Fat: 6g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 10mg 3%
Sodium: 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate: 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber: 3g 11%
Sugars: 1g 2%
Protein: 6g 12%

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