Protein bars are such a convenient snack that can help curb your hunger, give you pre workout energy, and even refuel your body post workouts. The problem is they can be quite pricey, especially when you’re eating them every day. A lot of the time they can have cheap, unhealthy ingredients, and are packed with Trans fats.
Making your own is great, because not only are you saving money, but you’re also aware of everything in the bars.. Best of all they are really simple to make. I scrolled through several different recipes online and compiled my favorite ingredients to create ones that I liked.
2 cups oats
1 cup reduced fat milk
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2-4 scoops of your favorite whey protein
1 table spoon cinnamon
1 table spoon sugar
Mix the ingredients up and spread it evenly in a rectangular glass dish, then place it in the refrigerator for 8 hours or in the freezer for 2 hours.
You can then cut them up evenly and take one with you when you need an on the go snack. Just a warning, if it stays out of the fridge for too long it will go back to a cookie dough texture so make sure to keep them cool until you’re ready to eat them.
Feel free to share any of your own personal touches. Also, you can drizzle warm chocolate on top or add dark chocolate to the mix before cooling it if you are a chocolate fan like I am!!