Hearty, old-fashioned 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 Medjool dates, juicy strawberries, and a generous two tablespoons of 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 to 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 with five grams of fiber and six grams of protein to keep you satisfied between meals.
If energy balls are more your style, or you want a lower-calorie snack, 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.
Watch the video below to see how they’re made!
Strawberry Lemonade Shakeology Bars
This summery Strawberry Lemonade Bars recipe combines tart lemon and sweet strawberries.
- 2 cups dry old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 Tbsp. raw honey
- 4 Medjool dates coarsely chopped
- ½ cup sliced strawberries
- 2 tsp. finely grated lemon peel (lemon zest)
- 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin organic coconut oil
- 1 scoop Strawberry (or Vanilla) Shakeology
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
Line an 8 x 8-inch pan 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 eight bars.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
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Enjoy half a bar as an occasional treat. Be sure to track it.
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