Homemade Protein Bars, WOW Day 2, Yoga Dog

The Supermodel Piper is showing me correct alignment in downward facing dog. She is a true yoga lover. She loves the spotlight as much as her yoga. This just makes me smile. I hope it gives you a smile or a giggle too. I love her.

It has been a great day for the challenge. I have heard updates from many of you. All of you motivate me. I did WOW day 2 and it was tough. By the third round I was definitely feeling challenged. I pushed through and felt great afterwards. Hard work will pay off. Finished the day with yoga and refueled with leftover chicken taco chili. Tonight I put it over a bed of baby kale with the Cholula Hot Sauce. Lunch yesterday was the same but over a bed of spinach. It is better leftover because the spices got married. The little nuggets below are my protein cookie recipe.

Today I also experimented with these homemade protein bars. I wanted to try these to have as a pre-workout and post-workout snack. OMG, love them. I got the recipe from this wonderful blog called Blondeponytail. Go over and check it out. I changed a couple of things. I still have not perfected it, but it was delicious. I think I put a bit too much honey, so next time I will reduce. I want to make them a little thicker too. Oh, best part I forgot to mention, they are no bake. How easy is that? This is how they are made.

  • 2 cups almond butter (natural peanut butter can be used)
  • 1 1/4 cup organic honey
  • 2 cups whey protein (I used Muscle Milk vanilla)
  • 1 cup of whole oats

In a microwave safe bowl mix nut butter with honey and heat about 90 seconds then stir. Add protein powder and oats. Stir thoroughly. Spread in a pan and refrigerate. Cut into bars. Sooo good! Next time I am going to use a little less nut butter and honey and add few more oats and maybe Grape Nuts for crunch. Dark chocolate would just take it over the moon for me. I will let you know how that goes. See how they turned out below.

So, how did your WOW day go? Who likes almond butter? I have heard some delightful things about coconut butter. I am going to try it out. Have any of you tried coconut butter?

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About nthefitzone

Hi, my name is Allyson. I am a 40 something yoga and Pilates teacher. This blog documents my passion for yoga, Pilates, running, strength training, nutrition, and healthy cooking. I hope to inspire others to find their inner athlete, to get strong and healthy, to set goals and reach them. Age doesn't matter. Anything is possible with hard work, determination, drive, commitment and passion. Follow along for some healthy fun and find your inner athlete. It's in there, just waiting to shine :)

Posted on October 3, 2012, in Pre & Post Workout Snacks, Workout Warrior and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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