These gluten-free Green Smoothie Snack Bars are healthy, easy to make and kid-friendly. They’re made with real food ingredients and packed with protein and healthy fats – perfect for a quick breakfast or snack!
Today I’ve got a fun new breakfast or snack idea for you. I made these 3 times last week to perfect the recipe for you and once they got the approval from Squish and a few people at the gym, I knew it was time to share them! Squish and I made you a video too!
Some of you may remember that last year around this time I made these Green Smoothie Pancakes. They popped up on my TimeHop this year and inspired me to make another green recipe for you guys. Hubby has been asking for green smoothies lately so I had a giant bag of spinach in the fridge to play around with. I used my Sweet Potato Bites as a base recipe and made some changes including adding oat for fiber, yogurt for protein and I left out the banana in hopes that hubby would eat them!
These bars are definitely dense and moist. I tried them with 1/2 cup oats and they were a bit too moist. With 1.5 cups they were a little too dry for my liking. I find 1 cup to be just right. They’re gluten-free. If you wanted to make them dairy-free I’m guessing you could leave out the yogurt but I haven’t tried it yet!
If you leave out the chocolate chips, you may want to add a bit more maple syrup for sweetness or try vanilla yogurt instead of plain.
Here’s how you make them:
Squish has been loving these for an afternoon snack. He also loves to help me make them! Plus cleanup is a breeze because you can do everything directly in the blender!
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Green Smoothie Snack Bars
These gluten-free Green Smoothie Snack Bars are healthy, easy to make and kid-friendly. They're made with real food ingredients and packed with protein and healthy fats - perfect for a quick breakfast or snack!
- 1 cup (tightly packed) fresh baby spinach
- 1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato (approx 1 med-large sweet potato)
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt (i use full-fat. You could also use vanilla)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Add all ingredients to blender except chocolate chips.
- Process until smooth and well mixed.
- Pour into greased (or lined with parchment paper) 9x9 pan.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
- Store in the fridge.