This is adapted from a recipe originally posted by Jessica Allen over at BlondPonyTail.com. For awesome fitness related content check out her site or follow her on Twitter. To see her original recipe post, click here.
The first time I made these No-Bake Protein Bars they were amazing! I have adjusted and tweaked the recipe every time I’ve made them to experiment with flavors and texture. I like to have a more solid, slightly drier bar so that they will hold up better on the trail. The original recipe was very soft (and yummy) and would essentially melt once it started to warm up.
So, here’s what I use:
- 1 cup organic Almond Butter
- 1 cup Peanut Butter
- 1 1/2 cup organic local honey
- 2 cups of protein powder
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup flax seeds
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder (optional)
Then start mixing…
If you are not a big fan of chocolate, you can use plain or vanilla flavored protein powder and skip the cocoa powder. The natural peanut butter and honey flavor is awesome so the chocolate is just a bonus. These make a great post-workout snack with a good ratio of natural sugar, carbs, fat and protein.
I tend to do a lot of fasted-state workouts if I run or lift in the mornings so this is a nice snack to have directly following the workout…followed by a real meal about 30-45 minutes after the workout.