Sunday, May 29, 2011

Protein Bars and an Adventure Race

My husband ventured out last evening to do a trial run for his up coming adventure race. He left late yesterday afternoon and arrived home at around 8am this morning looking about 10 years older then when he left. It was tough going,the rain was coming down but they managed to trek approximately 60km through some pretty rugged terrain. The blisters and swollen achilles tendon representing the extent of the physical challenge. Given the physical endurance necessary for these type of events i have always questioned the benefits of store bought protein bars. I mean how could a product that has a list of ingredients that are unable to be pronounced be good for an athlete and their performance. It's got me totally beat! A quick dash to the organic supermarket yesterday morning fixed all that and my homemade version appeared which might i say were pretty tasty and could quite easily double as a snack for afternoon tea. If anyone is interested, more recipes for protein bars can be found over at the green groats. blog.

In other news I was pretty happy to learn that a collection of my recipes had been included in the "100 recipes for a healthy summer" guide collated by Integrative Nutrition. I have recently started studying with the college and am enjoying the course considerably with the hope that it will be a nice adjunct to my role as a Fertility and Women's Health Nurse. Time will tell but so far so good.

Protein Bars (inspred by green groats blog)
Makes approx 8 bars

2 Tbs whey protein
2/3 cup LSA
½ cup oats
2 Tbs honey
4 Tbs peanut butter
¼ cup sultanas
¼ cup shredded coconut
1 Tbs cacoa nibs
2 Tbs cacao powder

Comine all the ingredients in a food processor and process until mixture forms a dough
Scoop mix out of the food processor and press it into a lined slice tray (20 x 30cm) ensuring not to press it down to much (it will only cover about ½ the tray)
Place in the fridge to firm up before cutting into bar shaped slices
Wrap each individual bar in glad wrap before storing in the fridge until ready to use.

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  1. I love those energy bars! Great clicks.
    Thanks for sharing it.

  2. These look fantastic. Much praise for your husband's endurance. Hope he is feeling better

  3. These sound like the perfect snack to restore (and regain) energy!

  4. these look so moist and delicious - I've been after an energy packed snack bar. Can't wait t try it!

    PS just found you from ScnadiFoodie's blog (comment) and I love your blog - so glad I clicked on your name!

  5. Thanks for your lovely comment Jas. It is nice to hear.

    Maria's blog is gorgeous isn't it. I love that she posts so regularly.

  6. This looks great! Look at that moistness.

  7. Full of energy and so healthy! I'd love to bite in one of those lovely bars.



  8. Goodness, these look just beautiful!! Stunning. I am in love with your recipes and photography!
    Heidi xo

  9. Anonymous5/6/11

    I make similar bars throwing in whatever I have "in stock", these look great, will give it a try!

  10. Yummy! Your version looks d-e-l-i-s-h :)

  11. Hilary17/8/11

    What do you mean by LSA?

  12. Hi All

    LSA is a mix of Linseeds, Sunflower Seeds and Almonds finely ground together - hence LSA.

    You could substitute with any type of seed or nut meal if unavailable.
    Thanks for taking the time to ask and comment.


  13. Yum! Those look so delicious, i will definitely have to try those! I've just recently made some raw vegan chocolate chip cookie dough balls!

  14. Karen Stelp17/8/11

    I also do not know what LSA is.
    I am new to making homemade protein bars.


  15. Yummy ! Delicious for the Adventure Race. Great stuff ! Loved it. Learned new recipe, i'll try this at home.

  16. How exciting to find your blog. I write a blog called The Wholefood Mama and like you have two sons and a passion for cooking wholefoods. Great recipes here. I look forward to reading more.

  17. Fortunately, Just come over your blog and got great post over Protein Bars and an Adventure Race. Thanks for sharing such an informative information among the users. It's very Delicious. I want to add some benefits of protein bar. It is an essential building block of the human body. Protein strengthens the immune system, helps build muscles, and stimulates the repair of damaged cells.

  18. Anonymous5/1/14

    I came across your blog a few dsy ago. Just got ingredients to make these delish looking bars and im excited to say the least :)


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