These homemade bars with whole, clean ingredients will power you through any workout or will work as a great post-workout snack or meal replacement. With whole grains, healthy fats, omega-3’s and natural sugar this gluten-free, protein packed goodie is a perfectly clean power bar to get you revved up for whatever you are doing. Eat a bar as an easy small meal replacement or ½ a serving as a quick power-up snack.
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)
1 cup vanilla protein powder
½ cup chopped raw almonds (or any raw nut)
½ cup carob chips (or dark chocolate chips)
½ cup dried organic dried dates, cut-up (or any dried fruit)
½ cup raisins, optional
¼ cup shredded unsweetened coconut, optional
¼ cup flaxseed
¼ cup chia seeds
¾ cup agave nectar or pure raw honey
Mix all ingredients in order in large bowl with electric mixer to create a thick cookie dough-like batter. Press evenly into 8 or 9” greased pan (w/ non-stick spray or thin coating of coconut oil). Refrigerate to firm and cut into 16 servings, depending on thickness.
Per Bar**: 250 calories, 12g fat, 28.7g carbs, 4g fiber, 17g sugar, 10g protein
Charge UP Health | Fitness
Rena Roark, CHC, CPFT, is a Certified Health Coach and Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and owner of Charge Up Health and Fitness, LLC. She works with individuals and group clients as a health and fitness coach to offer support and guidance for their health goals through a holistic look at their lives, helping to find balance between exercise, diet, career, and relationships. Providing accountability and motivation, she can help reduce stress, increase energy and self-confidence, and ultimately help individuals work towards the best version of them.
**Side note – nutrition content is just an approximation, as it’s dependent on what sort of protein powder is used, whether they use the same dried fruit or something else, choc chips vs carob chips, agave nectar vs honey, etc.