We’re back with some healthy and good tasting recipes to make your own protein snacks. Throw away that calorie packed, artificial flavored cookie and get you some healthy home-made bars, cookies and pancakes.

 

If you’ve missed our part 1 in this series you should have a look at the best and easiest made protein bars in our former article. Trust me, you won’t ever regret making one of those. They’re easy, healthy, fast and full of protein.

 

We’ll start with a new protein bar recipe because a friend of me trusted me his “secret” recipe. I can’t but help telling you about this because it’s just that good.

Just so everyone will understand : 1 cup = 250ml

 

1. The Chocolate Creation Bar (also known as the #1 of protein snacks)

– 1 cup oats

– 1/2 cup protein powder (chocolate, vanilla or unflavored)

– 1/4 cup cocoa powder

– 1/2 cup + 1/4 cup chopped pecanschocolate bar

– 1/2 cup + 1/4 cup shredded coconut

– 1 tsp vanilla extract

– 1/2 tsp salt

– Add water as needed (up to 1/4 cup)

– 2 tbsp cacao nibs or chocolate chips

This will get you around 12 bars.

How do you make it?

First read all the steps before you start ( keep in mind step 4! )

  1. Get a mixer
  2. Throw in the oats, protein and cacao powder until they look well combined
  3. Add all the rest (while you keep blending) and add a little water until a dough forms.
  4. Transfer everything to a bowl and add some cacao or chocolate chips, pecans and coconut. This will give it a crunchier texture. The amount depends a little on how much “chunks” you want to have in your bar. I used 1/4cup op the pecans and 2 tbsp of cacao/chocolate.
  5. Scrape the dough out and put it on a piece of parchment paper and cover it with parchment paper while shaping it into a square while rolling.
  6. Place it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours until they are firm.
  7. You can store them around one week in the refrigerator or over a month in the freezer.
  8. Don’t forget to tell us how good they taste!

 

2. Oat Protein Cookies

Why you’ll love them? Because they contain no added sugar and they’re filled with fiber and proteins.

– 300g oatsproteincookies

– 125g vanilla protein powder

– 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

– 1 pinch salt

– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (to flavoring)

– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

– 250g unsweetened apple sauce

– 1 large egg

– 4 tablespoons raisins (only if you like raisins)

– Vanilla (to your liking but it’s not necessary)

How do you make it?

It’ll take around 15 minutes total to make these.

  1. Get your mixer out again.
  2. Grind your oats with the protein powder, bicarb, salt and cinnamon
  3. Fold in the raisins (if you use them)
  4. Throw the apple sauce, the egg (and some vanilla) into the dough.
  5. Place your cookie dough on a backing tray with parchment
  6. Shape your cookies to your liking (not thicker than a ping-pong sized ball)
  7. Bake in a preheated over at 190° for 6-8minutes
  8. Enjoy your delicious cookies

Tip : Don’t worry if your dough looks a little watery, it’s supposed to be like that.

 

3. The Perfect Protein Packed Pancake

You can buy protein pancake dough at supplement shops but experience has thought me that a lot of those aren’t as healthy as they say + You can’t make a decent round pancake. It’ll almost always clutter and leave chunks while baking.

I’ll show you how you can make a real and healthy one.

– 1/3 cup of oatspancake

– 1/2 banana (mashed)

– 1/4 low sodium cottage cheese

– 3 large egg whites

– Milk (on feeling)

– Cinnamon and a little vanilla

– unflavored or vanilla protein powder

– You can always add a toping like strawberry, chia seeds, peanut butter… (but again, that’s completely up to you)

How do you make it?

  1. Mix the egg whites, protein powder and milk until all the powder is dissolved.
  2. Add the mashed banana (cinnamon and vanilla)  and stir around again.
  3. Take out your pan and set the heat to low-medium (I use number 4 on my stove) Just to make sure your pancakes don’t burn.
  4. use a little bit of butter ( only a little bit) and pour in the pancake batter.
  5. Cook until little bubbles form and turn it around
  6. BOOM your perfect pancake is ready.

 

4. The Ultimate Homemade Protein Shake

fotoThis is perfect for breakfast, it’ll provide you with the needed antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, healthy fats and proteins. AKA the perfect way to begin your day!

– 1  peeled banana

– 1 tbsp of peanut butter

– 100-200g  strawberry’s

– A handful of blackberry’s

– 1/2 avocado

– 1 kiwi

– handful of oats

– Lemon juice from half a lemon

– Around 300ml milk (depends on how thick you like your shake)

– 25- 30g protein Powder (Personally I love to mix strawberry and vanilla but this is up to you)

(- Some creatine while bulking)

How do you make it?

Let’s end this with an easy one, this is by far the easiest on the list to make .

  1. Mix everything together and add milk until you reach the desired thickness of the shake.
    You can also do this with water if you’re lactose intolerant or when you’re cutting.
  2. Start you day full of energy

 

Again, if you haven’t had a look at part 1 DO IT NOW

Let me know how it worked out for you and  if you would change or add something.