Sometimes immediately after a hard workout, a protein shake doesn’t cut it. Sometimes I want to eat something that can restore the glycogen in my muscle with healthy carbs, whilst also having healthy fats and protein to rebuild and recover.
There’s a ton of protein bars out there, but so many of them have one or two ingredients that I don’t like, such as e-numbers or colours and preservatives. Plus, even the good ones can be pricey to buy all the time if you’re working out 6 days a week.
So here’s my own recipe for a healthy protein bar. You can add gojis instead of the raisins if you’d like, along with any other of your favourite dried fruits, such as mulberries.
If you like things sweeter, add 2 tablespoons of honey or coconut nectar. If you can get dairy free chocolate chips, a few of those would go down a storm in these too!
Cinnamon Raisin Protein Bars
Nutrition (For one serving)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 1/4 cup coconut butter softened
- 2 scoops protein powder
- 1 1/2 cups oats gluten free
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Put all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until the mixture sticks together well enough to put into a silicon mould. Making sure you have the coconut oil melted and the coconut butter softened is the key to this.
- Mould bars to the shape and size mould you have and store in a sealed container in the fridge. I like to eat them when they’ve been out of the fridge for about an hour, so they’ve softened.