Make Your Own Protein Bars With These Simple Tips And Ideas

The life of a bodybuilder is hardly glamorous and exciting, unless of course, they happen to be an IFBB pro getting paid hundreds of thousands of dollars every single month, then things get pretty glamorous and exciting, and if you don’t believe us, then just ask Phil Heath.

Most bodybuilders however, do not have multi-million dollar sponsorships, and do not get photographed for Flex Magazine and Muscle and Fitness magazine every single month, so they have to be careful with what they spend, and how they live their lives.

A typical bodybuilding diet, for example, will consist of plenty of protein, some fats, and some carbs, depending on which diet plan the bodybuilder in question happens to be following.

To a bodybuilder, the prospect of chugging down yet another protein shake will hardly be exciting, so they may instead look for other ways of getting in their protein.

Protein bars and flapjacks for example, are great alternatives and may even be considered a treat in some circles.

Despite this, as great as they are, they certainly do not come cheap, and if you have the appetite of a bodybuilder, a pack of 12 bars certainly will not last you very long.

To be able to eat multiple bars per week, bodybuilders would have to spend an absolute fortune on ready-made bars and flapjacks, which is why they are instead making their own.

You too can make your own protein bars with the right ingredients and the right knowhow, and to help you get some quality protein without spending a fortune, here’s a look at how to make your own protein bars.

A Word On Protein

Although the idea here is to save money, you still shouldn’t scrimp and save when it comes to protein, as the better the protein, the better the protein bars.

If you’re on a budget, go for a whey protein concentrate powder that comes from a trusted and reputable supplier.

Don’t simply grab the cheapest Walmart-style whey you can find, as the cheaper the whey, the poorer the ingredients will be.

If you have the budget, you may even wish to go with a whey isolate supplement, as whey isolate provides more protein and nutrients per serving than standard whey concentrates.

Try to stock up and buy in bulk, because the more you buy in one go, the longer it will last and the less per pound you will pay.

Make Your Own Protein Bars

This is a few useful Ideas to make your homemade protein bars easily.

Fruit And Nut Protein Bars

Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s take a look at some delicious protein bar recipes.

First up we have this recipe for fruit and nut protein bars.

These bars contain whey protein, mixed nuts, and mixed dried fruits, so you get healthy fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops of chocolate whey protein
  • A handful of dried mixed nuts
  • A handful of dried mixed fruits (any you like)
  • A handful of dried oats
  • 2 TBSP of natural honey
  • 1 egg
  • A cup of water

Method:

  • In a bowl, combine the honey, nuts, fruit, oats, water, and eggs together until the mixture resembles a thick batter.
  • Next, add the whey protein powder, again, give a good mix, and add a splash more water if the mixture is too thick.
  • Pour the mixture into a brownie tin and refrigerate overnight.
  • The next day, cut the now solid mixture into a bar-sized chunks, wrap in foil, and enjoy as you please.

Make Your Own Protein Bars With These Simple Tips And Ideas

Pecan And Maple Protein Bars

This next recipe is great for those of you who have a taste for maple syrup, and what’s more, it couldn’t be simpler to make.

Ingredients:

  • 2 heaped scoops of vanilla whey protein, or maple syrup flavour if you can find it.
  • A handful of chopped pecan nuts
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of Canadian maple syrup
  • A cup of rolled oats
  • Half a cup of low-fat almond milk
  • 1 whole egg
  • Dark chocolate

Method:

  • Add your oats in a blender and blend until they form a smooth powder
  • Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, add the egg, protein, maple syrup, chopped pecans, and powdered oats, and add the low-fat almond milk.
  • Give everything a good mix and pour the mixture into a lightly greased brownie tin.
  • Bake the mixture for around 15 minutes, remove from the oven, and allow to cool.
  • Melt a little dark chocolate and drizzle it over the top of your mixture.
  • Transfer to the fridge, leave at least two hours, and cut into a bar-sized chunks.
  • Wrap in foil, and store in an airtight container.

Fig And Honey Protein Bars

For those of you who love figs and honey, these bars are absolutely ideal for you.

They’re moist, sweet, and are rich in antioxidants.

Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops of chocolate whey protein
  • A handful of chopped dried figs
  • A handful of chopped dates
  • A handful of dried apricots
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh honey
  • 1 whole egg
  • A knob of fresh coconut oil
  • Half a cup of granola
  • A cup of water
  • Greek yoghurt

Method:

  • In a bowl, combine the protein, egg, dried fruit, honey, granola, and water, until a thick batter mixture has formed.
  • Melt your coconut oil and add that to the mixture.
  • Pour into a greased baking tin, and bake for 16 – 18 minutes until the mixture is firm.
  • Remove from the oven, allow to cool, cut into bars, and serve with fresh Greek yoghurt and a drizzle of honey.

PB And J Protein Bars

Who doesn’t love peanut butter and jelly? Exactly, everybody loves it, so these protein bars are absolutely perfect.

They contain healthy fats, they’re rich in protein, they’re gooey, and they taste naughtier than ever, despite being very healthy.

Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops of strawberry or raspberry protein powder
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of all-natural peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
  • A handful of diced strawberries or raspberries
  • 1 cup of powdered oats
  • 1 cup of water
  • A handful of fresh and unsalted peanuts
  • 1 whole egg

Method:

  • Take your oats and blend into a fine powder.
  • In a bowl, add the powdered oats, the protein powder, the peanut butter, the peanuts, and the diced strawberries or raspberries, along with the water and the egg.
  • Mix into a thick batter, pour into a baking tin, and bake for 12 – 14 minutes until the mixture has set, but is still slightly gooey inside.
  • Remove from the oven, allow to cool, and then slice into bars.
  • Store in an airtight container and enjoy.

Raspberry And White Chocolate Protein Bars

If you have a sweet tooth, this recipe is for you, and it is perfect for when you want to make your own protein bars, yet don’t have much time.

Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops of raspberry flavour protein
  • A handful of frozen raspberries
  • A cup of rolled oats
  • White chocolate
  • 1 egg
  • A cup of milk
  • Honey to taste

Method:

  • In a bowl, combine the protein, the oats, the egg, the milk, the honey, and the frozen raspberries until it forms a thick batter.
  • Transfer into a greased baking tin, and bake for 14 – 16 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt a couple of blocks of natural white chocolate.
  • When cool, drizzle the white chocolate over the mixture, and transfer to the fridge.
  • Chill for at least two hours, and when solid, cut into bars and enjoy.

Nice Ideas to make your own protein bars, right? so which one you’ll make for this week?

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