homemade protein bars. 5 ingredients. let’s do this.

My nutrition has been all over the place these past couple of days.  Don’t ask me why, but I’ve been a ravenous monster every evening.  Quest bars have often been my go to at night, but they’re really expensive and have a lot of mystery ingredients that I don’t always feel the greatest about eating.  So, when I was perusing instagram and stumbled upon a recipe for homemade protein bars with ingredients I had in my pantry, I just had to make them.

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Homemade 5 Ingredient Protein Bars!

  • 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
  • 4 TBSP peanut butter
  • 2 TSP honey or agave syrup
  • 1 TSP or so chocolate chips
  • 4 TBSP water

Mix the first three ingredients together in a bowl with a spoon or spatula.  Add water one TBSP at a time until the desired consistency is reached (you may not need all of it).  Shape them into bars & put them the fridge for 30-45 minutes and voila!  If you want, you can add some extra coconut flour to thicken up the batter.

Nutrition (4 servings): 155 calories, 10 carbs, 9g of fat, and 10g of protein.

 This weekends workouts, unlike my nutrition, were on point.  I have been trying to tone down my running a little bit because of some knee pain I had been experiencing, but I still decided (for no reason in particular) that it would be a good idea to run anyway on Saturday.

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My run was surprisingly enjoyable.  I felt no pain at all and felt weightless and in the zone.  I can only hope every run is just like this one to be honest.  I also began Week 11 of the Bikini Body Guide today and it was just as enjoyable as when I did the Leg session in Week 9.  I’m feeling so much stronger these days and I am really just soaking up these last two weeks.  I have decided that after I finish the guide, I will be taking a week off from any and all exercise.  This will be a challenge, but I need a reset for my body and this will be the perfect time.  After my brief hiatus, I will restart the guide again and I can’t wait to see how things have changed when I do the same circuits after building up all of this new strength and endurance.

If you give the protein bars a try, let me know what you think down in the comments!

-sj

One thought on “homemade protein bars. 5 ingredients. let’s do this.

  1. I have always had big (and what I considered strong) legs, but I realized they weren’t as strong as I thought. Doing Body Pump twice a week has really helped my endurance and core strength!! Props on your progress and for committing to take a whole week off – that takes guts!!

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