I decided to try my hand at making my own protein bars. I looked at different recipes and finally came up with one that was lower in calories, sugar and carbohydrates but still had a pretty high protein content. I used Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein in Double Rich Chocolate and Chocolate Shakeology. I only used 1 scoop of Shakeology because it is higher in all nutrients and it brings the calories, carbohydrates & sugars higher. But if you’re OK with having a higher content of those, then go ahead and use only Shakeology or increase to 2 scoops. I also only had Skippy’s Natural Peanut Butter; Bell Plantation PB2 might be a good replacement for the future. I will update when I try it with the PB2 powder and let you know how they taste. I will also have Chocolate Vegan Shakeology for next time:)
The bars were very delicious, not dry, and filling if you need a quick on the go snack. They defrost pretty fast, so I kept them in the freezer until I was ready to grab one. This is something you can use as a base and then add your own ingredients: coconut, extracts, mashed banana, etc. Play with it!
3 scoops chocolate protein powder
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
2/3 cup flax seed meal
4 tbsp natural peanut butter
1/2 cup water
2 tbspn coca powder
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and stir. At first it may not seem like it is enough water, but keep stirring and it will eventually turn into a sticky dough. Add 1 tbsp of water at a time if needed.
I put my mixture into a loaf pan with plastic wrap underneath to shape, removed it and they cut it into 6 pieces. Then I wrapped each piece in plastic wrap.
Store the bars in fridge or freezer. Once solid, enjoy.
Nutritional Info * Servings Per Recipe: 6 Amount Per Serving Calories: 145 Total Fat: 5 g Sodium: 127 mg Total Carbs: 12 g Sugar: 2 g Protein: 18 g
*nutritional information obtained from www.myfitnesspal.com
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