I know you will probably think the only thing you can make with protein powder is smoothies, but I’m about to change your mind!
How about if I told you that you could enjoy a sweet, chocolate treat with clean ingredients using a protein powder for extra nutrition?
Well, how about these Fudgy Peanut Butter Crispy Squares made with Vibrant Health’s newest product…Maximum Vibrance Chocolate!
They are a cross between the famous rice crispy treat and the famous chocolate crunchy candy bar (clean, of course!) but they also have 25 billion probiotics, 23 grams of vegan protein and 26 antioxidants.
These are a treat that you can not only enjoy yourself guilt-free, but will feel good about sharing with your children as a healthy snack.
For comparison, here are the 43 different ingredients found in a traditional rice crispy treat:
Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats Crispy Marshmallow Squares
Ingredients: RICE TOASTED CEREAL (RICE, SUGAR, CORN SYRUP HIGH FRUCTOSE, FLAVORING MALT, NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN aB), SALT, FOLIC ACID (VITAMIN aB), IRON REDUCED, RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2) [VITAMIN B2]), MARSHMALLOW (CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, FLAVOR(S) ARTIFICIAL, GELATIN), CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, CONTAINS 22% OR LESS DEXTROSE, FRUCTOSE, MARGARINE (VEGETABLE(S) OIL [CANOLAOIL AND/OR SUNFLOWER OIL, COTTONSEED OIL HYDROGENATED, COTTONSEED OIL PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED, SOYBEAN(S) OIL PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED AND/OR TBHQ, TOCOPHEROLS MIXED (VITAMIX E) TO PRESERVE FRESHNESS], WATER, MONOGLYCERIDES ACETYLATED, BHT [PRESERVATIVE], DATEM, FLAVOR(S) NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL BUTTER [CONTAINS MILK], VITAMIN D, VITAMIN A PALIMATE), GLYCERINE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (HCL), (VITAMIN B6), SALT, SOY LECITHIN, THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B1) (source)
FoodFacts.com rating: “F” (source)
And here are the 13 different ingredients in a mainstream chocolate crunch bar:
Nestle’s Crunch Candy Bar
Ingredients: MILK CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, COCOA BUTTER, MILK CHOCOLATE, LACTOSE, MILK FAT, SOY LECITHIN EMULSIFIER(S), VANILLAN AN ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), RICE CRISP (RICE, SUGAR, SALT, MALT) (source)
FoodFacts.com rating: “C” (source)
Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Clean Eating Chocolate Crunch Bars, Healthy Peanut Butter Cups, Dark Chocolate Cups with Pistachios and Goji Berries or my Clean Eating eCookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating recipes you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Maximum Vibrance:*
- 25 billion probiotics
- contains 23 g vegan protein (46% DV)
- 26 antioxidants
- contains 6 g of fiber(24% DV)
- contains all known nutrients
5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Powder:*
- contains over 300 compounds including protein, calcium, copper, zinc and iron
- super high in anti-oxidants
- promotes cardiovascular health
- contains essential fats
- can help to decrease blood pressure
5 Fast Facts About Peanut (Peanut Butter):*
- excellent source of vitamin E
- high in folate
- contains tryptophan which helps fight depression
- good source of fiber
- excellent source of vegan protein
5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:*
- contains manganese and zinc
- super high in anti-oxidants
- helps with inflammation
- 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
- 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*
- super high in lauric acid
- rich in antioxidants
- contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
- helps to improve metabolism
- improves cholesterol levels
*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Where to Buy: If you have trouble finding any of the ingredients to make this recipe, you can order from Amazon and have them delivered straight to your door!
Maximum Vibrance Chocolate is so new that it isn’t available yet through Amazon, but you can order directly from the Vibrant Health link below.
Just enter the coupon code “BUYGREEN” and save 20% and get a price very close to what you would receive from Amazon:
Tip #4: If you keep them in the refrigerator, they will be softer, more like a rice crispy treat. But…if you keep them in the freezer, they are more solid and taste like a cold Nestle crunch bar (with peanut butter)…my favorite way to eat them! You have to try them from the freezer at least once…they are so good!
Just make sure you press them down in the pan as firm as you can so they will stick together good.
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