Superhealthy Recipe for Homemade Protein Bars
We often like to snack something between meals and protein bars are great on-the-go snacks. However, the ones you can find in a supermarket contain blends of low quality oil and protein powders.
Recipe for Homemade Protein Bars
Moreover, they are filled with artificial sweeteners, fillers and other chemicals. And, admit it, they do not taste so well.
On the other hand, homemade protein bars can be amazing if you follow these recipes. They are easy and taste like a delicious desert. At the same time they are full with nutrients and do not have too many calories.
Green Tea Fudge Bars
This recipe is vegan, it is pretty simple but amazing. You will need the following ingredients:
- 1/3 cup roasted almond butter
- 1 1/8 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 8 scoops vanilla brown rice protein powder
- 1 tsp. stevia extract
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 4 tsp. matcha powder
- Zest of one lemon
- 2 to 4 oz. dark chocolate (optional)
Instructions for Making
Start by whipping the oat flour, the matcha powder and the protein powder in a bowl and leave them aside. Then, take almond milk, lemon zest, almond butter and stevia and mix them. When they are mixed well pour the matcha blend over it.
Take a baking pan and line two sides with parchment paper. Pour all the mixture in it and spread it evenly. Take a plastic wrap and put it on top of the baking pan before you put the pan in the fridge.
Leave it stay overnight to cool down and in the morning cut then bars. You can also pour melted dark chocolate on top.
These bars are full of nutrients, they have about 15g of protein and around 120 calories. They are packed with quality proteins and healthy fats, they are sweet and fudgy. Morover, they are pretty easy to make since they are no bake.
Candied Ginger Cheesecake Bars
With about 13 grams of fat per serving, these bars are not the most macronutrient-friendly, but they are incredibly delicious and have a lot of proteins.
It contains about 23 grams of carbs, 19 grams of protein, and about 280 calories.
Ingredients for the crust:
- ½ cup of ground flax-seed
- 3 egg whites
- 1/4 cup of coconut flour
- ½ cup of almond meal
- ½ cup of date paste
- 1/4 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ cup of quinoa flakes
- One tablespoon of chopped candied ginger
Ingredients for the cheesecake:
- One cup of nonfat Greek yogurt
- One cup of low-fat cream cheese
- ¼ cup of coconut oil
- 1 ½ cup of 1% fat cottage cheese
- ¼ cup of chopped candied ginger
- ½ cup of coconut butter
- One sheet of gelatin
- One vanilla bean
- 4 scoops of vanilla whey protein
- ¼ cup of honey
Instructions for making:
Take all the ingredients for the crust and put them in a blender or a food processor. Mix them good until you get a sticky mixture.
Put a parchment paper in a baking pan and pour the crust mixture. Put some gelatin by using cold water and leave it.
Take the cottage cheese, the Greek yogurt, the coconut butter, the protein powder, the coconut oil, the cream cheese and ¼ cup of candied ginger and put them in a bowl.
You will get the cheesecake filling. After that take the vanilla bean and scrape the seed inside the bowl by slicing it.
Take the honey and cook it on the stove on medium heat so it won’t boil. Then squeeze the water off the gelatin sheet and add it into the pot of honey so it melts and blends together with it.
Stir the mixture and when it is done pour it in the cheesecake filling while stirring. The crust should be poured with it so the mixture is on top.
Put it in the fridge and let it stay overnight. To make it sweeter, add some more honey on the top of the bars before you serve them.