One of the things that I use to keep healthy on the road is making my own healthy protein bars to have as snacks while travelling or while out on my bike. Having these always on hand means I don’t get hungry and buy unhealthy snacks filled with sugar and chemicals.
These are one of my favorite protein bars at the moment and I love making them in little bite size pieces. Keeping them on me for an on the go snack. Recipe below for my Fruit and Nut Protein Bars.
- 30g medjool or pitted dates
- 40g unsweetened applesauce
- 80g vanilla whey protein powder
- 40g rolled oats
- 30g coconut oil
- 40g dried blueberries (or any other dried fruit combination)
- 40g almonds (or any other nut combination) chopped into large pieces
- 1/8 cup of water
- Add together the dates, applesauce and the coconut oil into your mini whiz or food processor and mix together
- Add into a large mixing bowl the protein powder, rolled oats, dried blueberries and almonds. Mix together.
- Add into the dry mix the mixture from the food processor and the water.
- Mix together well and then take small portions of the mix and mould it into bars. I made twelve bite size bars from this mix.
- Put the bars in the fridge to set and your done. Or add coconut or melted chocolate to the bars. Make bars and balls to mix it up 🙂
- Other great fruit and nut combinations include walnut and cranberry, cashew and mango or mix it up and do a fruit medley with a mix of your favorite chopped nuts.
Each of the 12 bars are approximately 90 calories, 7g protein, 5g carbohydrate of which 2g is sugar and 1g is fibre and 5g fat. Remember however that these are approximate figures and will be different depending on the type and brand of ingredients used.
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