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Low Carb Protein Bars (Paleo Option, Gluten Free)

These healthy homemade low carb protein bars are so easy to make, delicious, and portable. With only 5 grams of net carbs, they’ll keep you satiated during travel or in between meals!

sliced low carb protein bars

I made these low carb protein bars on a whim 2 weeks ago before leaving for our babymoon to Europe, because I needed low carb travel snacks for our 12+ hour flight. I don’t do well with high sugar foods on airplanes and they really mess up my digestion. I was in search of paleo, high protein low carb bars for this reason, and nothing fit the bill perfectly, and the ones that did took too long to ship because I was, of course, scrambling at the last minute to get everything packed.

The Best Low Carb Protein Bars Recipe

So I decided to make my own! I actually had all these ingredients on hand the day before our departure date, and I honestly didn’t measure any of the ingredients before whipping these up.

I was actually so pleasantly surprised at how well these low carb protein bars turned out. They were crunchy and chewy at the same time, they held up well, and were so easily portable and perfect as low carb travel snacks. I enjoyed them so much during my flights, as well as during the trip when we were on-the-go in between sites and activities, them I recreated them to share with you after I came back home!

Best low carb protein bars stacked
perfect for low carb travel snacks

Adding Collagen For Protein

It’s not easy to find a keto granola bar recipe with a good amount of protein in it. While nuts and seeds to do contain protein, our body absorbs them way better when we get it from an animal source. Other low carb protein bars I found with a good source of protein that you can purchase is this one, and while they are delicious, they are not the cheapest on the market.

For these high protein low carb bars, I used egg whites and Perfect Supplements grass-fed collagen (Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order) to boost the protein level and it really helps with keeping you satiated longer without being able to taste these ingredients at all. I was able to last for hours in between meals on my very long flights with these low carb protein bars and I loved that I didn’t get a sugar rush during all the traveling.

Not Keto or Don’t Use Zero Carb Sweeteners?

While this is a keto granola bar recipe, I totally get it if you are just looking for grain free or paleo snacks and are not necessarily on a low carb diet. You can just omit the erythritol used in the recipe, and replace it with coconut sugar or regular sugar. The color of these low carb protein bars will be darker when you use coconut sugar, but the recipe will still yield delicious snack bars without much difference in taste or texture!

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Low Carb Protein Bars (Paleo Option, Gluten Free)

These healthy homemade low carb protein bars are so easy to make, delicious, and portable. With only 5 grams of net carbs, they'll keep you satiated during travel or in between meals!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade granola bars, low carb travel snacks, portable low carb snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Cooling time 30 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 282kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, stir together for almonds, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes, and pumpkin seeds.
  • In small saucepan, stir together your choice of nut butter, coconut oil, collagen, and erythritol, and heat for 2-3 minutes over low heat until everything is smooth and combined.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sea salt.
  • Pour over the nut and seed mixture and stir.
  • Add egg whites and stir together well until all the dry ingredients are coated well with wet ingredients.
  • Transfer to the prepared baking pan and use a spatula to press down firmly into a flat, even layer.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until the edges are lightly browned.
  • Let it cool completely. Use the parchment paper to remove from the pan, and use a sharp knife to slice into 12 even bars.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 0.1% | Vitamin C: 0.3% | Calcium: 4.7% | Iron: 9.1%
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Dairy Free Matcha Latte (No Whisk Needed, Easy Clean Up)

Learn how to make the easiest Dairy Free Matcha Latte. You don’t need a whisk, clean up is a breeze, and you’ll love how creamy and frothy it is!

Dairy Free Matcha Latte

Today, I want to share how I make my matcha latte. Every time I post my matcha on Instagram, I receive several questions on how I make it so I’m finally sharing my matcha routine with you that I can point my readers to it whenever you are curious. It’s actually super duper easy and quick, and I don’t use a matcha whisk or strainer or a large blender. Clean up is a breeze and it makes the frothiest, smoothest matcha!

Ingredients in Dairy Free Matcha Latte

There are several ingredients I use in my dairy free matcha latte and I want to break them down for you:

  • Pique Tea matcha: I’ve been loving matcha ever since I brought some back from Japan when I traveled there, and I couldn’t find one that matched up to their quality and taste until I found Pique Tea’s. Their matcha is so vibrant in color, harvested right, and it’s from Japan, and you won’t want to try other brands after you try theirs. They are also quadruple toxin screened for radioactive isotopes, heavy metals, mold, and pesticides!
  • Grass fed collagen: Whether I’m drinking coffee or matcha, I always add a scoop of collagen. It has helped so much with healing my gut health, helping my hair and nails grow, and it’s also great for skin as well. I highly recommend Perfect Supplements’ Collagen Peptide because it’s high in quality, grass fed, and you can’t taste it at all. Get 10% off all their Perfect Brand products with code: GREATGRANDMA10!
  • Perfect Supplements MCT Oil: This is an optional ingredient, but I love how much focus and energy it gives me in the morning. Naturally found in coconut oil, MCT oil is quickly absorbed and changed into ketone bodies, giving you energy for better physical and mental performance. I highly recommend you start out with 1 teaspoon a day and work your way up because it can be a bit too much on the digestive system if you take too much in the beginning. Get 10% off all their Perfect Brand products with code: GREATGRANDMA10!

Dairy Free Matcha Latte

How to Make a Whisk-Free Matcha Latte

The rest is super simple. Place the ingredients in a mug and blend everything with an immersion blender (one of the cheapest, most useful tools in my kitchen). It takes just minutes to make, AND you won’t even have many dishes to do afterwards. It seriously makes the creamiest and frothiest matcha latte, and I enjoy it everyday! 

Want Iced Matcha?

If it’s summertime or if you just love iced drinks all year round (that’s me!), iced matcha just as easy to make as regular hot matcha. Once you blend the mixture together, just add ice and cold water at the end and you’ll instantly have a delicious and frothy drink.

Dairy Free Matcha Latte

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Dairy Free Matcha Latte

Learn how to make the easiest Dairy Free Matcha Latte. You don't need a whisk, clean up is a breeze, and you'll love how creamy and frothy it is!
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 163kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk or any other non-dairy milk of your choice
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 scoop grass fed collagen Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off
  • Optional: 1-3 tsp MCT oil Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off

Special equipment

  • Immersion blender

Instructions

  • Using a stovetop or an electric kettle, heat water to a boil. 
  • Let the steam escape from the water for about 1-2 minutes, so it's hot but not boiling. 
  • In a mug that's big enough to fit the head of the immersion blender, add coconut milk, matcha, collagen, and MCT, if using.
  • Fill the mug a little less than halfway with hot water. 
  • Lower the immersion blender and start blending. Blend for about 1 minute until the matcha is dissolved and foamy. 
  • Fill the rest of the mug with hot water. 
  • Stir and enjoy!

For Iced Matcha Latte

  • Follow steps 1-4 from above.
  • After blending the matcha, add ice, and fill the rest of cold water.
  • Stir and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1matcha latte | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 124mg | Vitamin A: 4% | Calcium: 2.1% | Iron: 14.4%

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Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs

Whether you are keto or on a low-carb diet, these Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs make a great craving-killing snack or dessert!

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Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs

I’m not much of a snacker. I like to eat 3 solid meals each day, and make them big enough so I don’t get hungry in between them. I don’t eat a ketogenic diet, but I do like to keep it lower in carbs and higher in fat and protein because that’s what makes me feel great. I used to have a blood sugar imbalance back in the days when I used to eat a super high sugar diet, so healing myself through quality fats and protein has made such a huge difference in my health.

While I try to avoid desserts and I don’t even crave them anymore ever since overhauling my diet, I do like a piece chocolate once in a while after a meal. My favorite go-to has been these Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs that are sugar free but chock full of healthy fats and protein!

Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat BombsPaleo Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs

I recently discovered Perfect Supplements because they reached out to me and asked if I would like to try their products. After looking at how cleanly they source their supplements, and how much they care about the environment and the workers behind their ingredients (all their products are Fair Trade!), I had to say yes!

One of my favorite products I’ve tried so far is their Hydrolyzed Collagen from grass-fed pasture-raised cows. I’ve been putting it in my coffee every morning, hot or iced, and it dissolves easily into liquids so you can add them easily to recipes like these fat bombs. You can’t tast them and I love that I’m getting high-quality protein (literally, the only ingredient in it is Hydrolyzed Collagen!). My hair and nails have been growing like crazy ever since I started taking collagen.

Some other health benefits of collagen:

  • Improve Skin Health
  • Promote Younger, Firmer Skin
  • Support Joint Health
  • Improve Gut Function and Digestion
  • Keep Excess Inflammation in Check
  • Build and Restore Muscle
  • Support a Healthy Metabolism
  • Keep Appetite In Check
  • Promote Healthy Brain Function
  • Promote Deeper Sleep

I’ve definitely been seeing some great results from it, and anyone can benefit from addition of high-quality collagen so I highly recommend you check out Perfect SupplementsHydrolyzed Collagen.

And for a limited time, you can take 10% off your entire purchase with Perfect Supplements using the code GREATGRANDMA10 at checkout! Shop HERE

Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs

I love that I was able to amp up the nutrients in these fat bombs with the addition of collagen, and they turned out so rich, chocolate-y, and delicious. Because of their high fat and protein content, just one of these Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs will kill your sugar cravings and keep you satiated until the next meal. I didn’t feel the need to add any sweeteners but you can add a bit of honey or maple syrup if you want!
Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs

Try Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen HERE. They even have individually packaged single-serving packets that you can check out HERE that are great for traveling. And don’t forget to use the code GREATGRANDMA10 at checkout to get 10% off your entire order!

Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs
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Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs

Whether you are keto or on a low-carb diet, these Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs make a great craving-killing snack or dessert!
Course Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 30 fat bombs
Calories 67kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, heat coconut oil, coconut butter, and almond butter, over low heat until melted.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and stir together.
  • Pour the mixture in a silicon mold of your choice. Freeze for 20 minutes until the fat bombs harden. Store in the freezer or the refrigerator.
  • If you don't have a silicon mold, you can pour the mixture in a small pan, freeze, then cut into bite sized squares.

Nutrition

Serving: 1fat bomb | Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 2%

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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.