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Home-Made Recipe: Bodybuilding Protein Bars

Are you looking for a great recipe on home-made protein bars? These days, supplements can be very expensive. If you need to make your whey protein go that much further, there is no better way to do this than to knock up a bunch of protein-packed muscle-building tasty bars.

Over the years, I have personally tried to make flapjacks and protein bars for convenience, using loads of different ideas and ingredients. It probably won’t surprise you that some of these turned out very badly!

Today, I can say that I have finally gotten it all right. The picture to the right is my latest batch!

 

Things you’ll Need

Dry Mix:

200 g of porridge oats

175 g of whey protein (flavor does not really matter)

4 tbsp. of sliced almonds

4 tbsp. of raisins or cranberries

Add some spice, if you like. (You could try anything you fancy; cinnamon, all spice, chilli… okay, perhaps, not chilli but you can get creative here. There are loads of spices around that supposedly offer good health benefits. Just remember not to go overboard. If you do experiment here, it is also a good idea to note how much of what you put into your mix for future reference.

Wet Mix:

50 g of dark chocolate (try and get a dark chocolate that is high in cocoa and low in sugar)

4 tbsp. of almond milk (get unsweetened and as natural as you can)

4 tbsp. of organic peanut butter

2 tbsp. of apple sauce

2 tbsp. of honey

 

HOW To make It

First off, grab two mixing bowls. One for the wet mix and one for the dry mix.

Measure out all of your dry mix and throw them into one of your mixing bowls (porridge oats, whey protein, sliced almonds, raisins or cranberries).

Mix this thoroughly. It should be easy to mix. Make sure that this content is all mixed up evenly. Once you are happy with the mixture, move the dry mix aside.

Now, measure out all of your wet mix and place them into the other empty mixing bowl (dark chocolate, almond milk, organic peanut butter, apple sauce, honey).

Mix this up as best you can, and then put it in the microwave for 30 seconds, mix again; if the mixture has not fully mixed, you may want to put it in the microwave for a further 30 seconds. Keep doing this until the chocolate has melted.

Once the chocolate has melted and the wet mix is thoroughly consistent, you can now add your dry mix to the wet mix.

When adding the dry mix, you can add small amounts at a time until it is all mixed in. (This should become harder to mix towards the end. If this happens, you know you are on the right track.)

Once they are mixed up thoroughly, place the mixture on a sheet of baking paper, and mould into a long sausage shapes.

Place another sheet of baking paper over the top and press flat. (I used a chopping board underneath and on top to give the bars a consistent thickness.)

Once you are happy with the shape, put the bars into the fridge. They should set and be ready to eat within 30 minutes.

Once they are set, you should be able to peel off the baking paper and slice into bars using a sharp knife.

Note: You should store your protein bars in the fridge. This way, they will last longer.

Bodybuilding Protein Bars

 

I really like these protein bars; they taste good and I know exactly what they contain. Eating like this will also save you loads of money in the long run.

These protein bars can be eaten at any time of the day, but they are best eaten as pre- or post-workout meals. If you are on a calorie-controlled diet, you will have to use moderate measurements as they can be high in calories (depending on the types of ingredients that you use, and, obviously, on how big you make your bars).

I hope that your session goes well! If you try these out, please let me know what you think. And, as always, I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Good luck!

Jim