A lot of factors need to align in order to make healthy, great tasting protein bars

That’s why we’ve spent countless hours not only perfecting our recipes, but also ensuring that our ingredients are the best. That means ethically grown, ultra fresh, and whenever possible, certified organic.

Below you’ll find a complete list of all the available ingredient options for your custom protein bars! The “x” in each column represents the availability of that ingredient for each category of protein bars we offer. Original, Gourmet and Cheat Day.

Nut & Seed Butter Options

Nut and seed butters offer lots of flavor, generous amounts of protein, and healthy fats to your protein bar recipe.

Since they make up a high percentage of the total ingredien profile of your bars (close to 50% in the ‘soft & nutty/seedy’ consistency!), they will contribute significantly both in terms of nutrition and flavor.

With the exception of roasted almond butter available under our ‘original’ protein bar creation page, all of the nut butter options in this category are certified organic.

What is the highest protein option?

Although technically a legume and not actual a nut, we list peanut butter as a nut butter to ensure things don’t get too complicated. It has the highest level of protein in the category, with roasted and raw almond butter coming in at a close second.

What are the nut-free options?

For our customers looking to build a protein bar recipe that contains no nuts, sunflower seed butter is currently the only option we offer.

Which nut butters have the strongest flavor?

Peanut butter and sunflower seed butter have the strongest flavor profiles, followed by maple pecan, chocolate hazelnut, and roasted almond butter.

Which nut butters have the most neutral flavor?

If you don’t want the flavor of the nut butter you choose to be over powering and want to emphasize the taste of some of your other ingredient selections, you may want to consider using a nut butter with a more neutral flavor. In this case, cashew butter and raw almond butter are our top choices.

What percentage of nut butter is used in each consistency?

When building your bar your first option is to select from three different consistencies, each of which have a different percentage of nut butter in their base.

Below is a list of he percentage of nut butter used in each option:

  1. ‘Soft & Datey’ – 30-40%
  2. ‘Soft & Chewy’ – 20-30%
  3. ‘Soft & Nutty/Seedy’ 45-50%

*You can choose up to three nut butters per recipe.

INGREDIENT ORIGINAL GOURMET CHEAT
Roasted Almond Butter x x x
Organic Roasted Almond Butter   x x
Organic Cashew Butter x x x
Organic Peanut Butter x x x
Organic Sunflower Seed Butter x x x
Organic Raw Almond Butter   x x
Organic Maple Pecan Butter   x x
Organic Choc. Hazelnut Butter   x x

 

Syrup & Base Options

In addition to adding sweetness and flavor, the syrup and base options are the help form your bar and keep the ingredients together.

More information about each ingredients is listed below:

*Organic Date Paste – Sweet and high in fiber. If you selects a ‘soft & datey’ consistency, it makes up between 40-60% of the total ingredients in your bar.

We also use smaller amounts of date paste in the ‘soft & chewy’ consistency bars. Overall, we love this ingredient not only because it tastes great, but it also helps make the texture just right!

*Organic Coconut Nectar – A sustainable sweetener derived from the coconut blossom. It contains high levels of trace minerals, and is low on the glycemic index. It’s flavor is very unique, almost an ‘earthy’ and molasses like. It’s a favorite of many customers.

*VitaFiber Syrup – The most popular option because of it’s high fiber and extremely low sugar content. Derived from non-GMO tapioca root, fiber syrup is 60% as sweet as table sugar and is quite neutral in terms of flavor.

Raw Clover Honey (unpasteurized) – Full of antioxidants and familiar flavor, clover honey is a great choice. It’s flavor blends particularly nicely with peanut butter, cashew butter and almond butter.

* = Vegan

INGREDIENT ORIGINAL GOURMET CHEAT
*Organic Date Paste x x x
*Organic Coconut Nectar x x x
*VitaFiber Prebiotic Fiber Syrup x x x
Clover Honey x x x

 

Protein Powder & Flours Options

The powders and flours you choose in your recipe not only add significant nutritional value, but also help absorb the oils and other liquid ingredients to ensure the perfect consistency.

If you’re looking for high levels of protein in your bars, you’ll want choose the powders that contain the highest percentage of protein.

Below is a list of the protein options, and the percentage of protein (by weight) that each contains:

  1. Whey isolate (90%)
  2. Egg white (80%)
  3. Pea/brown rice (80%)
  4. Grass-fed whey (75%)
  5. Vegan blend (70%)

Many customers like using multiple protein powders in their recipes so they can diversify the amino acid profile. For example, brown rice protein on its own is not a complete protein, but when combine with pea protein it becomes one.

If protein levels aren’t a top priority, organic coconut flour and organic buckwheat flour (gluten-free) are great choices.

In terms of flavor, keep in mind that the vegan options are always boing to be ‘earthy, therefore you may want to use a more neutral flavored option if the goal is to maximize the flavor of the other ingredients you choose.

*You can choose up to three options in this category

* = Vegan

INGREDIENT ORIGINAL GOURMET CHEAT
*Organic Brown Rice Protein x x x
*Organic Pea Protein x x x
Whey Protein Isolate x x x
Raw Grass Fed Whey Protein   x x
*Organic Buckwheat Flour x x x
*Organic Coconut Flour x x x
Egg White Protein   x x
*Organic Vegan Blend x x x

 

Nut & Seed Options

All of the ingredients in this category will add flavor and nutrition to your bars, and contribute to a crunchy texture.

The top three nuts & seeds used by our customer are as follows:

  1. Chia Seeds
  2. Flaxseeds
  3. Almonds

Chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp hearts, and walnuts are popular options because they contain very high levels of omega-3 fatty acids (an essential fatty acid linked to many health benefits).

If you’re looking for the most flavor, consider hazelnuts, peanuts, pistachios, or pecans.

Nuts and seeds contain high levels of fats, but won’t play a large role in the overall fat content of your recipe.

*You can choose up to two nuts & seeds per recipe

INGREDIENT ORIGINAL GOURMET CHEAT
Organic Almonds x x x
Organic Brazil Nuts x x x
Organic Cashews x x x
Organic Chia Seeds x x x
Organic Flax Seeds x x x
Organic Hazelnuts x x x
Organic Hemp Hearts x x x
Organic Peanuts x x x
Organic Pecans x x x
Pistachios x x x
Organic Pumpkin Seeds x x x
Organic Poppy Seeds x x x
Organic Sunflower Seeds x x x
Organic Walnuts x x x

 

Dried Fruit Options

Adding dried fruit to your protein bar is a great way to enhance both its flavor and texure.

Some of the dried fruit we offer is sun-dried (chewy), while some is freeze-dried (not chewy, but more flavor).

The top three dried fruits used by our customers are as follows:

  1. Blueberries
  2. Tart Cherries
  3. Banana

With the exception of coconut, all dried fruit contains natural sugars but won’t play a large role in the overall sugar content of your recipe.

*You can choose up to two dried fruit options in each recipe.

INGREDIENT ORIGINAL GOURMET CHEAT
Apple (freeze-dried) x x x
Blueberries (freeze-dried) x x x
Banana (freeze-dried) x x x
Organic Cranberries (freeze-dried) x x x
Organic Coconut x x x
Organic Goji Berries x x x
Organic Raisins x x x
Organic Tart Cherries x x x

 

Flavor & Texture Options

The ingredients in this section do exactly as advertised–they contribute major flavor and/or add significant texture (crispy, crunchy etc.) to your creation.

The most popular flavor & texture enhancers are:

  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Pea protein/brown rice crisps
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sea salt
  • Oats

Want a crispy experience? 

Add rice or pea crisps

Want some chocolatey crunch?

Add chocolate chips, cacao nibs, or cocoa butter pieces

Want to satisfy your sweet tooth?

Add sprinkles, marshmallows, maple sugar flakes, or chocolate PB cup pieces.

Love coconut?

Try toasted coconut, coconut mana, or coconut oil

*You can choose up to four options in this category

INGREDIENT ORIGINAL GOURMET CHEAT
Brazilian Coffee x x x
Organic Brown Rice Crisps x x x
Organic Cacao Nibs x x x
Organic Cocoa Butter   x x
Organic Coconut Mana   x x
Organic Coconut Oil x x x
Organic Cocoa Crisps   x x
Organic Dark Choc. Chips x x x
Dark Choc. P.B. Cups     x
Organic Maple Sugar Flakes   x x
Organic Marshmallows     x
Organic Rolled Oats x x x
Organic Pea crisps   x x
Sea Salt x x x
Organic Sprinkles     x
Vanilla Extract x x x
Organic White Chocolate     x
Toasted Coconut   x x

 

Natural Flavor Oil Options

If you really want to have some fun, consider adding an all-natural flavor oil to your recipe. Flavor oils are the perfect way to get that unique taste you are looking for.

Because they are highly concentrated, we only use a. very small amount in each recipe. 

The three most popular flavor oils are:

  1. Cookie Dough
  2. Maple
  3. Butter Pecan

*You can choose up to two flavor oils per recipe

FLAVOR OIL ORIGINAL GOURMET CHEAT
Choc. Cheesecake   x x
Butter Pecan   x x
Mint   x x
Shortcake   x x
Gingerbread   x x
Maple   x x
Cookies n’ Cream   x x
Pumpkin Pie   x x
Caramel   x x
S’mores   x x
Cookie Dough   x x
Cake Batter   x x
Cherry   x x
Orange   x x
Lime   x x
Raspberry   x x
Lemon   x x
Rum   x x

 

Booster Options

‘Boosters’ provide a nice blast of powerful nutrients. Add a little ‘kick’ (cacao, guarana, maca), omega 3’s (flax/chia powder), protein (collagen), chlorophyll (wheatgrass), and antioxidants (ginger, cinnamon, bee pollen, ginger).

The top three boosters used by our customers are:

  1. Cacao
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Bee Pollen

*You can choose up to three boosters per recipe

INGREDIENT ORIGINAL GOURMET CHEAT
Bee Pollen x x x
Organic Cacao x x x
Organic Chia Powder x x x
Organic Cinnamon x x x
Organic Flax Powder x x x
Organic Ginger x x x
Organic Guarana x x x
Organic Maca x x x
Organic Wheatgrass x x x
Collagen Peptides   x x