homemade protein bars
Meal prep is key to success when eating healthy. Planning ahead and making a batch of protein bars to eat throughout the week will ensure you have a healthy snack or breakfast ready whenever you need it! These bars are made mainly of sunflower seeds, which are a good source of healthy fats, protein and vitamin E, to name a few!
You will need:
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup flax seeds
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
1 scoop of whey protein (we used vanilla)
1/2 cup oats
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
2 tablespoons of honey or agave
2 tablespoon of melted coconut oil
2 tablespoons of coconut sugar (optional)
Dark chocolate for topping (optional - they taste great without it too!)
How you do it:
1. Add all of the above ingredients apart from the dark chocolate to a food processor.
2. The mixture should roll into balls and stick together, if not add a little more peanut butter or honey
3. Line a baking dish with baking paper and firmly press the mixture into the dish, leave in the fridge for a while to set. You can eat it like this or melt some dark chocolate as a topping.
4. If you add melted dark chocolcate just pour it over and scatter it with any nuts and seeds you have and leave to set for an hour.