There are so many sugary protein bars on the market today – it’s almost as if Count Chocula Protein Bars are next (marshmallows and all)! Like the cereal aisle, most of them are packed with sugar, chemicals and preservatives. Here is a recipe for a clean (and absolutely yummy!) protein bar you can feel great about!
2 cups organic Almond Butter (you can get this at Whole Foods or your local health food store)
1 cup agave nectar (a little less for less sweet)
4-5 scoops Chocolate or Vanilla (per taste) Vegan Protein Powder (I like Arbonne protein powder because of the taste and the ingredients – read about it HERE)
3 cups organic rolled oats
Optional: feel free to add in a handful of flax seeds, chia seeds, raw nuts (almonds or walnuts chopped), organic raisins or craisins, organic coconut, goji berries…)
Mix almond butter and agave in a pot on low heat until mixed.
Add protein powder and mix.
Add oatmeal and mix well. (elbow grease!)
Add in any optional ingredients.
Spread in 9×13” pan.
Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.
Makes 24 square servings.
Great pre-workout! In the below photo, I added goji berries, raw coconut, flax seeds and almonds. Next time I’ll probably skip the almonds. A little overkill.