Protein Bars, I can never have enough around! Whenever I get the chance, I like to make them at home. This way, I can see what exactly goes into them!
They’re packed with flavor, have no added sugars(well besides a little maple syrup), and they’re pretty filling. I’ve been eating them before I teach, or after I take a class and they tie me over until the next meal.
Chia Cranberry Vanilla Protein Bars
1 scoop IdealFit Vanilla Protein Powder
1 tablespoon IdealFit Peanut Butter Powder
1 cup oats
1/2 cup cashews
3 tablespoons chia seeds
2-3 tablespoons maple syrup*
2 teaspoons almond butter
6-7 tablespoons of almond milk**
handful of dried cranberries
In a food processor, blitz oats until fine. Add in the cashews and blitz. Then ad the rest of your ingredients, EXCEPT the almond milk. You will add this little by little, while blitzing and scraping down the sides of the bowl, until the mixture comes together like cookie dough. Scoop the dough out of the food processor and into a mixing bowl. Fold in cranberries.
Press the dough into a square dish (either your usual brownie one, a bread tin, or a tubberware). Chill in fridge for 15-20 minutes. Slice into whatever size you desire, and enjoy!
*You can add more maple syrup if you like your bars more sweet
**Start with minimal amount of almond milk and add as you go, so start with only 5 to 6 tablespoons. You might need more than 8 tablespoons, just add slowly until dough comes together.