I often get asked by clients about eating protein bars. While this sounds like an ideal convenience food and promises all the healthy benefits that protein provides your body, be careful. Unfortunately many protein bars and such substitutes on the market today are full of preservatives, junk and even sugar. They are really just short of a fancy chocolate bar. Rather than playing the guessing game of which one (very few) are good for you out there, and wasting $3-5/bar, why not just make your own?! This is a very simple recipe and very yummy. Have fun with it get creative and try your own variations.
- 2 1/2 c. (200 g) gluten free oats
- 1 scoop (30 g) whey powder (use chocolate flavor)
- 2 tbsp. natural almond butter
- 3 large egg whites
- 2 medium bananas (300 g), mashed
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 7 tbsp. (approx. 100 ml) nonfat milk
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat your oven for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Mix the dry ingredients (oats, whey, cinnamon). Add the almond butter and stir in thoroughly. Add the egg whites, mashed bananas and the honey. Add the nonfat milk slowly, while mixing thoroughly. Spoon the mixture into a greased lined cake tin and level with a knife. Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before cutting to reduce stickiness. Cut into 8 bars.