Protein bars and protein alternatives are becoming more and more common in supermarkets. Recently I have seen protein ice-cream, protein bread, protein chocolate bars, protein cereal and many more.
Personally, I don’t think getting into the habit of buying massive amounts of protein bars is a good habit to get into, the bars are heavily processed and usually packed full of as much sugar as protein.
Moreover, if, like myself you would much rather eat something that you have spent the time to make yourself, so you know exactly what is in it, then give this homemade protein bar recipe a try.
Prep time = 10 minutes
Chill time = individual preference
Portion = 3 bars
- 30g of whey protein powder (vanilla)
- 30g of peanut butter
- 15g of desiccated coconut10ml of coconut milk
- 10ml coconut milk
- Any nuts of your choice (unsalted)
- Any dried fruit (stay away from the sugary options)
This is the easy bit! Mix all the ingredients together don’t be scared to get your hands involved it is not like a batter you do not want to over work, give it a good mix!
Chill in the fridge for as long as you want, I like my bars quite solidified.
These quick, easy and simple snacks are great for an on-the-go nutritious option if you know you have a busy day ahead.
The mixture (3 bars) contains:
Calories – 469.5 kcal (156 per bar)
Protein- 20 grams
Carbohydrate- 18 grams
Fat – 26 grams
These homemade protein bars are jam-packed full of good fats and proteins, which results in long lasting energy and they will also keep you feeling full too!