DIY Healthy Protein Bar Recipes – Part 1 & 2 – Peanut butter and Banana Bread

Fastest diy healthy protein bar recipes in 5 minutes – Part 1

These are the fastest, best tasting DIY healthy protein bar recipes I have found that you do not have to cook. Part 1 in my series of 3 types of protein or energy bars. I make these to replace commercial protein bars that I have found to have many unhealthy ingredients in them as well as expensive and unsatisfying. This is also a great alternative instead of baking brownies or some sugar heavy treats. The Best brownie/cake substitute is in the next blog though. 

This is another great recipe I sometimes make as an alternate.


This is the third protein bar video, and this one is a kind of banana bread flavor. The dates and bananas make it really sweet and the rest of the ingredients are super healthy as well, with high protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. All natural of course.

See all links for ingredients below:

Ingredients in the first one - Peanut Butter :

- Whey protein powder – 8 scoops / (4 scoops for kids.) (Any flavor)
- 1 cup of sprouted buckwheat or quick oats. Sprout (instructions below) or cook them.
- 2-3 tablespoons of raw honey
- 3 tablespoons of peanut butter
- ¼ - ½ cup of milk - I use coconut milk and almond milk 

- Toppings - crushed peanuts, almonds or walnuts, help seeds, shredded coconut, sesame seeds, quinoa flakes.

Now since you are making this you can also add any great herbs such as:
½ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon,
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1-2 tablespoons raw cacao
½ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt.

Ingredients Second One – Banana Bread

 ½ cup each of - Banana, dates, almonds, whey
2 tablespoons of Sesame
1/3 cup of hemp
1/2 Teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
3 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 tablespoon maca root powder–
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract for taste

After mixing, mix in 1/2 Cup total)
- sprouted buckwheat (1/2 or ¼ cup)
and/or
- quinoa flakes
this will give it some crunch
top with coconut flakes, crushed nuts or help seeds

Click photos for links for ingredients if you cannot get them locally:

Links for products: (click photos for links) 

Whey protein

 

Naked whey


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buckwheat

honey

peanut butter

ceylon cinnamon

walnuts sliced

Almonds

peanuts

pink salt

Chia seeds

Lo han

 

Baking soda

Coconut flour

Coconut milk

Coconut almond milk

Toppings –
help seeds

shredded coconut

sesame seeds

quinoa flakes.

raw cacao

Almond flour

honey

peanut butter

ceylon


Vanilla extract

Flax seeds

Maca root

Whey Protein for Children:

People often ask if it’s healthy for children and the answer is yes all those benefits I mention apply to children, and protein is important for their growth. but also considering the alternative of white flower, sugar and everything else in brownies are terrible for children, this is great. Whey is in most infant formulas and human breast milk is 60% whey. It aids in weight loss, boost immunity and some studies have shown this helps children with asthma. It’s especially good for children who don’t eat well or are very active. If you are making this specifically for kids I suggest half the amount of protein powder.

Sprouting Buckwheat:

Put ¾ cup of oats in a glass jar with pure water for 24 hours. They strain and rinse, and leave out of the refridgerator for 12 hours. You will notice tails grow from them. At this point you can either add whole as I do or grind them down in a blender to a powder. (See my full blog and video on soaking and sprouting here)

Now if you’re making your own kefir which I would highly suggest, you can use the whey from there. That’s the watery part of the kefir. See my video on how to make kefir here.

 

For more healthy snacks see my videos on:
- How to make a healthy chocolate
- How to make an herbal popcorn.
- How to make Ice Cream
- How to make protein bars cake brownie mix