Homemade Protein Bars

You guys know I LOVE cooking and eating and treat myself with tasty meals. but I also love taking care of my body, exercise, eat clean and be healthy. I regularly workout (running, cycling, dancing) and I do integrate my diet with protein supplements like protein powder and bars.

Unfortunately all food integrators are quite pricy here in Shanghai so the other day I decided to try home make protein bars at home. I was very pleased with the result. These bars taste just like the one I used to buy in the States and they don’t require to be baked, so even those without an oven at home can try make them 🙂

Ingredients (make 6 bars):

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp. flaxseeds
  • warm water (a.n.)
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder (whey, casein, others)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste

In a bowl combine, oat flour, rolled oats and peanut butter

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add 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder

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then grab your flaxseeds, I could never live without them

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and throw 2 tbsp. into the bowl

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next up grab some vanilla bean paste

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and add that too

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chop up the almonds and add them to the mixture

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Start stirring and add warm water as needed until all the ingredients hold together

Line a casserole dish with baking paper and move the mixture into it flattening it up

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Melt the chocolate and spread it on top, then put it in the freezer for about 30 min

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Cut it into 6 bars and store them into your fridge up to 1 week, or into your freezer for up to 1 month

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Love

– LittleDani

 

 

 

 

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.