While protein shakes combined with a diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, legumes, lean meats, fish and nuts, is recommended, sometimes you need a healthy and quick option that also tastes great. Protein bars can be a great option, especially when they are loaded with healthy ingredients.
Here are some protein bar recipes to try that will leave you full and satisfied. These protein bars are an excellent source of energy and nutrients for a busy day ahead! These protein bars can be made ahead of time and packed away for on-the-go eating. You can even freeze them and use on an as-needed basis.
Chocolate Orange Protein Bars:
- 6 Scoops Arbonne Chocolate Protein Powder
- 1 Cup (ground) Flax Seed
- ¼ Cup Almond Milk
- ¼ Cup Orange Juice
- 3 TBSP Nut Butter
- 1 TSP Salt
- Zest of 1 Orange to Taste
Place ingredients into food processor. Put into Pyrex dish and press down with plastic wrap. Place in freezer for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Take out of freezer and cut into designated servings.
Pumpkin Chocolate Protein Bars:
- 4 Eggs
- 1 Cup Pumpkin Purée
- ¼ Cup Maple Syrup or Honey
- 2 TBSP Almond Milk
- 1 TBSP Pure Vanilla Extract
- ½ Cup Coconut Flour
- 5 TBSP Protein Powder
- ¼ Cup Ground or Milled Flaxseed
- 2 TSP Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ TSP Baking Soda
- ½ TSP Ground Nutmeg
- ¼ TSP Sea Salt
- ⅛ TSP Ground Cloves
- 2 oz. Dark Chocolate, Melted
Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet parchment paper. Set aside. Combine wet ingredients in a large bowl with a hand or stand mixer. Whisk dry ingredients in a small bowl. Next, add to the wet mix and mix until smooth. Allow to sit for 1–2 minutes to thicken up. Scoop approximately ⅓ cup at a time into your hand. Shape into a bar and place on prepared baking sheet. You can also shape the bars on the baking sheet. Bake bars for 22–25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean, the bottoms of the bars are golden, and the tops are cracking slightly. Remove from oven and allow cooling on the pan for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack. Once cooled completely, and then drizzle with melted chocolate.
Protein Bars with Pecans
- 1/2 Cup of Almond Butter
- 1/2 Cup of Honey
- 1/2 Cup of Arbonne Chocolate Protein Powder
- 3/4 Cup of Rolled Oats (Gluten Free)
- 1/4 Cup of Pecan Pieces
- Small Amount of Unsweetened Almond Milk for Mixing
Mix almond butter and honey in microwave bowl and heat 60 seconds. Mix well. Add protein powder – Mix well. Add nuts and rolled oats and mix gently. Then add a small amount of almond milk so that it will not be too dry and will mix more easily. It should still be pretty firm but able to mix all the ingredients. Spread in a small square or rectangular pan or dish and refrigerate for 1 hour.
The ingredient list may seem a bit lengthy, but these protein bars are sure to please your entire family! Try using the Arbonne protein powder offered through Orthopaedic Specialists’ weight loss program.