In the spirit of fitness week my snack for week 4 is a homemade protein bar.
The one thing you need if you are working out those muscles is protein and this is a really quick and tasty way to gain that essential protein.
These bars are really easy to make and as long as you store them in an air-tight bag they will last.
I have been having these for breakfast before my workout most mornings during fitness week this week.There are loads of recipes out there for protein bars but this is one of my favourites and is a no fuss recipe.
What you need:
130g of Nutella
240ml tablespoons of almond milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
A pinch of pink Himalayan salt
9 scoops of chocolate protein powder (unflavoured would work too)
60g Oat flour
What you need to do:
For this you will need an 8″ brownie pan with parchment paper. This will stop the mixture from sticking to the pan.
You will probably benefit from a electric mixer but if you don’t have one add the Nutella, milk, vanilla extract and salt and mix together and then put the mixture to one side.
In a separate bowl, stir together the protein powder and oat flour. You should then add this to the Nutella mixture bit by bit to ensure the mixture isn’t too clumpy.
You are aiming for a cookie dough texture before you can put the mixture into the brownie pan and press down to flatten it.
This recipe does not require any cooking but you should refrigerate over night so cover the mixture and leave in the fridge. The next day you should be able to slice it up into 10 slices.
It is suggested you store these in the fridge but if you are taking one out on the move you can place them in a sandwich bag and freeze them, taking them out 2 hours before needed so they keep their shape.
The best thing about this recipe is that it is no bake, low in sugar, low fat and high in fibre and protein, sporting 130c calories per bar. If you like the idea of a healthy lifestyle, join me next week for a 7 day detox with great meals along the way.