A healthy and delicious snack recipe you can make in advance to enjoy throughout the week.
1 large scoops (70g) vanilla or chocolate protein powder (I like NOW Foods, DNS, and Truvani)
3 oz peanut butter
80g oats (about 1 cup) ground into flour
3 oz maple syrup
1 oz almond milk or water
2 oz mini chocolate chips (plus an extra 2 oz for drizzling)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
Monk fruit (*optional)
Grind the oats into a flour in a high-speed blender or a food processor. You can make them into a fine flour or leave them with a bit more texture, depending on your preference.
Add the oats to a bowl, along with the protein powder, sea salt, and mix well.
In a separate bowl, stir together the maple syrup, vanilla, and peanut butter. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, and then stir in the mini chocolate chips.
Spread the mixture onto a parchment-lined 9×9 baking dish and set in the fridge to set slightly.
Mix the coconut oil and chocolate in the microwave for about 30 seconds and stir until melted.
Drizzle the chocolate over the bars and place back into the fridge to set, about 30 minutes.
Remove from the fridge and cut into bars. Keep stored in the fridge in a covered container for up to one week.
If your protein powder is on the sweet side, use more almond milk and less maple syrup to hold them together. If your protein powder is not sweet, add the maple syrup and a little monk fruit and stevia according to your preference!
Find it online: https://fitnessista.com/homemade-peanut-butter-protein-bars/