No bake, no hassle, with plenty of protein and superfoods to boot!
After every workout, our bodies need to replenish. We hydrate, and then we choose a healthy snack to balance our electrolytes, allow our muscles to repair themselves with lean protein, and add some superfoods to make sure our bodies are fueled and working at their optimum level. Consuming the perfect workout snack within an hour of finishing our workout ensures that the protein and nutrients we consume are utilized efficiently. These delicious no-bake workout bars are the perfect option!
A Great Workout Needs a Great Post-Workout Snack
It’s important to remember that, along with fitness routines that have our hearts racing and our muscles pumping, we need to add meals and snacks to our diet that compliment our workouts and make sure we get the most of each lunge, squat, and minute on the elliptical.
A Super Easy Recipe
But since we try to stay away from and prepackaged bars, at Skinny Ms., we make our own. And to take away the hassle, we’ve come up with a simple, no-bake workout bar recipe! Fiber-rich complex carbohydrates, such as oats and raisins, are combined with protein-rich protein powder and peanut butter. Flax seeds and chia seeds add superfood power, while chocolate gives you a satisfying flavor.
No-Bake Workout Bars
- In a blender, pulse 1 1/2 cups of the oats until a flour like consistency. In a large bowl, toss to combine oat flour, remaining 1/2 cup oats, protein powder, chocolate chips, chia or flax seeds, and raisins.
- Stir together in a medium bowl the coconut milk, peanut butter, and honey. Pour peanut butter mixture over oat mixture and stir until thoroughly incorporated.
- Spread mixture into a 9 x 9-Inch square pan or an 11 x 7-inch pan. Press mixture down and cover with a lid or foil and refrigerate overnight, or until they harden some. Slice into 12 bars and keep stored in the refrigerator.
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If you enjoyed this recipe, we think you’ll also want to tey our Quinoa Protein Bars
Editors Note: This post was originally published June 13, 2015 and has been updated.