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Protein bars are one of the things I missed a lot when I started lowering my waste.
It was mainly because I found a few brands, and their products felt like a “healthy” treat that I can enjoy every once in a while.
I remember googling for ”plastic-free” and ”zero waste” protein bars, but I found none.
So, the most logical option was to create my own bars!
But wait, how to make zero waste protein bars, when protein powder comes in a huge plastic bag?
Luckily, a few companies out there are taking the waste problem more seriously, and they are trying to remove their plastic packaging.
You can find a list with 12 (almost) zero waste protein powders, but for this recipe, I will use the protein powder from Vivolife!
In May 2019, Vivolife had a Kickstarter campaign, with a goal to create 100% home compostable packaging. I backed them immediately, and I was super glad when they reached their goal!
Now, I’ll share with you a recipe for Vegan Protein Bars that are (ALMOST!) zero waste, too!
The whole mixture is about 724 calories, and it equals 6 bars. A bar is just 120 calories, with 12g protein.
In the end, I’ll share a bit more about Vivolife, just because I love their concept and their products! Plus, if you are interested in trying their product, you can use the links at the end of this article to get 10% off their products.
So, without further ado, let’s jump right to the recipe!
- 50g peanut flour*
- 150ml soy milk**
- 70g Vivolife protein powder
- 25g almond butter ***
- 25g sticky sweetener ****
- First, mix the peanut flour and the milk.
- Then, add the protein powder, the almond butter, and the sticky sweetener. Combine everything together. It is easier if you use your hands!
- Once everything is combined, transfer the mix in a container. Spread it good and then freeze for at least 2 hours.
- Finally, take out from the freezer, cut in 6 equal bars and enjoy!
- * I tried the recipe with sesame flour, and it worked! I haven't tried with almond/oat flour, but it may work.
- ** You can use any other plant milk!
- *** This recipe will work perfectly fine with any nut butter, or tahini. It will just vary with nutritional value. The first time I did the recipe, I used tahini.
- **** For sticky sweetener, you can use - honey, agave, maple syrup, carob syrup, etc. I tried with agave and carob syrup, and it was great.
- Store in the freezer. Before eating, let it outside from the freezer for 10 minutes or so. 🙂
Serving Size:1 bar
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 120Total Fat: 3.9gCarbohydrates: 8.9gProtein: 12g
Based in the UK, Vivolife has a range of vegan supplements, protein powders, and superfoods.
Their plant-based protein powder is also:
- Tested for heavy metals
- Has no artificial flavors
- It is soy & grain-free
- Includes fermented proteins
- Comes in compostable packaging
Vivolife is carbon neutral, meaning that they offset all of their carbon emissions to renewable energy projects.
Furthermore, the companies plant one tree with every order from the website! They ship their products in 100% recycled card boxes.
Vivolife ship internationally and their product range includes:
- PERFORM: Raw plant protein
- SUSTAIN: Plant-based BCAA & coconut water
- THRIVE: Multinutrient
- MACA: passion & power
- MATCHA: organic powder
- MAGIC: Adaptogenic mushroom lattes
- Omega 3: Plant-based omega
- B12: Vegan liquid B12 complex
- D3: Vegan D3 + K2 complex
Do you have any questions about the recipe, or any of the ingredients? Write a comment below, and I’ll answer as soon as I can! 🙂