A good protein bar recipe is challenging to find and by good I don’t just mean tasty. I mean one that is easy to make, doesn’t require a huge amount of ingredients, and that it’s energy content fits the energy for both males and females snack requirements. I have made lots of protein bars over the years and usually the really tasty ones are a bit too calorific for me; a female who works out to keep fit. There is nothing worse that having to satisfy yourself with just eating a quarter of a delicious bar while the man in your life eats 3 in a row in front of the TV!
This recipe makes 12 big almond butter & chocolate protein bars with 220 kcal per bar providing both males and female athletes and those of us who train 5-6 times weekly a perfect quantity of energy for a mid morning or afternoon snack. The beauty of the bar is that females can eat one or half the bar if necessary while males can as usual eat as many as they want depending on their training and energy needs.
This bar is delicious, store it in the fridge to give it a great crunch.
- Serves: 12 bars
- Calories: 221
- Fat: 13g
- Carbohydrates: 14g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 10g
- 3 Tbsp of almond butter
- 100g cup raw almonds
- 2 x 30g scoops of protein (I use chocolate flavoured Optimum Nutrition GS Whey)
- 150g cups rolled oats (GF)
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 100g of dried cranberries & blueberries
- 100 ml of full fat milk/almond milk
- 1 large bar of 70-80% dark chocolate
- Blitz the dark chocolate, almonds and oats in a blender and then combine with the dried fruit and whey protein in a bowl.
- Combine the almond butter, maple syrup and milk and mix thoroughly.
- Add it to dry ingredients and mix.
- Pour into a silicon baking tray and place in the freezer for 1-2 hours.
- Store in the fridge to ensure the bars remain perfectly solid.