I seriously love to eat.
If my waistline would cooperate, I would be eating constantly. Alas, my tastebuds are faster than a cheetah and my metabolism is slower than a sloth.
This misaligned combination results in me smelling my husband’s food. He loves me, so he lets me sniff away.
Even in public.
My all time favorite meal of the day is breakfast, with the post work out meal coming in at a photo finish second. After I train I tell myself to shower before eating my next meal.
If there was a ‘Fastest showering Woman on the Planet‘ award, I would win hands down.
What post workout meal could be so tasty that armpit shaving is only done under dire circumstances?
Protein *YUM* Bars
My fabulous coach shared her recipe for homemade protein bars and I couldn’t come up with a better name than *YUM* because that is what I say every morning at 8:17 when I start chowing down on them.
Chocolate AND peanut butter, need I say more?
Now that you’re drooling, here is the recipe.
Its time to get your *YUM* bake on!
Gather all the ingredients.
- 1/2 cup quick oats (6/30/3)
- 1/2 cup coconut water (.2/.5./2.5) or you can use skim milk (1/6.5/0)
- 1 cup egg whites (28/0/0)
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 scoops Diet Doc Belgian Chocolate protein powder (41/11/8)
- 1/2 cup granulated splenda (I omit because I don’t use sweeteners or sugar)
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed (8/8/12)
- 2 tbsp whole what flour (1/12/0)
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (2/6/1)
- 3/8 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 5 tbsp natural chunky peanut butter (15/15/40)
- Cooking spray
Then put them together for supreme yumminess.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8×8″ pan with cooking oil spray.
- In a microwave safe bowl, combine oats and coconut water or milk; cook for 60 seconds. Stir and allow to cool; mix in egg whites and vanilla.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the whey protein, Splenda, flaxseed, flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
- Add oatmeal mixture to dry ingredients; mix just until everything is moist. Spread batter in pan.
- Place peanut butter in microwave safe bowl and heat for 45 seconds or until melted. Spoon peanut butter over batter in pan and swirl with knife tip.
- Bake for 10 – 12 minutes (make sure fully baked before removing); allow to cool completely before cutting into 6 bars. Wrap each individually in plastic wrap and store in the freezer or refrigerator. Unwrap and microwave 30 seconds to warm.
Macros for 1/6 of pan or one bar made with coconut water: 17 pro, 14 carb, 10.5 fat, 219 cals
Some fun ‘add ons‘ are coconut, instant coffee, and chocolate chips….but you have to add the macros in and adjust accordingly!
I pull one out of the freezer at 4:30 in the morning when I take the first sip of coffee, throw it into my Core bag, and its thawed just enough for me to chow down on by the time I’m done training!
This is such a good solution for me! I love to eat, it is in my ‘macro zone’, there are no unpronounceable ingredients, and the price is right.
I am going to toy with a latte bar recipe next. If it turns out it will turn up on the blog, of that I am sure!