Hearty rolled oats, unsweetened coconut flakes, and Strawberry Shakeology are the base of these flavorful homemade bars.
Those dry ingredients get blended in a food processor with honey, naturally sweet dates, juicy strawberries, and coconut oil to create the texture of a soft cookie.
The finishing touch is freshly grated lemon zest which gives them zippy citrus flavor.
Pro tip: When mixed, the mixture will be a bit sticky. Wet your fingers (or a rubber spatula) and press the mixture into a dish lined with plastic wrap.
This keeps the bars from sticking to the dish and makes it easy to lift the whole batch out for easy cutting. An hour in the fridge helps the mixture firm up and allows the oats to absorb more of the flavor from the strawberries.
If you’re in a hurry, you can put them in the freezer for about 20 minutes instead.
When they’re firm, cut these strawberry lemonade delights into eight bars, each about the size of a chewy granola bar.
One bar is a filling snack to keep you satisfied between meals.
If energy balls are more your style, you can roll the mixture into 16 balls instead of pressing it into a dish. Each ball will be about half the calories of a bar.
Enjoy the refreshing, lush fruity flavor of strawberry as your daily superfood dessert.
Coco Berry Oat Bars
This summery Coco Berry Oat Bars recipe combines tart lemon and sweet strawberries.
- 2 cups / 160 g dry rolled oats
- 1 cup / 90 g unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- 4 pitted dates, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup / 165 g sliced strawberries
- 2 tsp. finely grated lemon peel (lemon zest)
- 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin coconut oil
- 2 scoop Strawberry Shakeology
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
Line an 8 x 8-inch (20 x 20-cm) dish with plastic wrap (or aluminum foil). Set aside.
Place oats, coconut, honey, dates, strawberries, lemon peel, oil, Shakeology, extract, and salt in a food processor (or blender). Pulse until smooth. Mixture will be sticky.
Press oat mixture into prepared pan. Cover with plastic wrap and press down to flatten into pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour so that bars set.
Cut into 8 bars. Serve immediately, or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 1 month.
Gluten-Free (GF), No Dairy (ND), Vegetarian (VG)
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.*
* Total Sugar 17 g, Added Sugar 6 g
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