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.
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.
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!