- Yield:4 servings
- Time:45 minutes
Here is a wonderfully easy recipe for protein bars that involves no baking whatsoever! You can make these by the batch along with one of my other bar recipes, and have several different flavors at your disposal. These taste like chewy, moist peanut-y brownies. Even better, they just so happen to be packed to the gills with protein. Another plus, they only have 187 calories each!
By the way, I usually eat these when I take a few Kre-Alkalyn capsules about a half hour before a workout for extra energy. In addition, it improves muscular performance, increases muscle size, decreases inflammation, improves brain function and enhances recovery.
Kre-Alkalyn is a buffered form of creatine that is believed to be absorbed by the body faster than other forms of creatine, such as the traditional creatine monohydrate. Here’s a published study Stroychev & Terziinski did on the Bulgarian National Weightlifting Team to compare the effects of Kre-Alkalyn to standard creatine monohydrate; both products are great, but Kre-Alkalyn came out on top:
(I.S. Greenberg Medical Center in Sofia, Bulgaria; in-house publication April 2006)
3 scoops chocolate EFX Sports Protein
1/8 cup almond flour/meal
1/8 cup coconut flour
1/8 cup peanut butter powder
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 packet of stevia
½ cup almond milk
1/3 cup dry chopped or coarsely ground roasted peanuts
First of all, put all of your powdered items in a big bowl and swirl around with a fork. Next, separate the almond milk into two ¼ cups, dump ¼ cup into the mixture and stir with a fork (the fork helps smash the powder). At this point, it will be too dry like this. But, that’s fine for now. Then, lightly sprinkle a little of the remaining almond milk from the other ¼ cup you set aside, stir some more, and see if it gets wet enough. However, it can get too wet too fast, trust me on this. Afterall, you don’t soggy protein bars!
Now, keep slowly adding the almond milk until you think the batter is at the right consistency to form into bars. Then, separate the batter in the bowl into 4 parts. Next, wet your hands and grab a wad. Roll it between your hands like clay until you have a log shape. Then, squish it onto a piece of wax or parchment paper, or a Tupperware container sprayed with nonstick spray. By the way, if you find they are too sticky to work with, keep wetting your hands. Sprinkle the dry roasted peanuts on top and press them into the bars. Finally, slap them in the freezer for ½ hour, and then they’ll be ready to eat!
Nutrition Per Serving:
Makes 4 Protein Bars
Protein: 23.1 g
Fat: 7.15 g
Carbs: 8.99 g
Fiber: 2.95 g