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Does anyone know a good recipe for vegan protein bars? I buy the Pure Bars from Meijer, but they're a little expensive, plus they're sold singlelly as opposed to a package.
Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars
1.5 c Oats
1/2 c Shredded Coconut (I used sweetened)
1/2 c Raisins (or date chunks, cranberries, craisins, dried cherries/mangoes/apricots/etc. Any dried fruit will work- Nutrition stats calculated with CRAISINS.)
1/2 c Chocolate Chips
*1/4 c almonds, chopped (I added this ingredient from original recipe, but it may be omitted or substituted for other nuts)
OPTIONAL (but all included in nutrition stats):
3 scoops Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
(I used Precision brand- 100 cals / 18 g. Protein per scoop; This ingredient is optional, but included in these nutrition calculations. Adjust nutrition for your own protein powder, or OMIT 300 cal./ 54 g. Protein from 15 servings altogether if leaving out powder.)
2 Tbsp Flax Seeds
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1.5 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Ripe Banana (mashed)
1/2 c Maple Syrup (or agave, yacon syrup)
1/2 c Peanut Butter (or any nut butter, i.e. Almond, pecan, cashew, etc.)
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Combine all DRY ingredients in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mash ripe banana, and add all wet ingredients.
Pour wet ingredients into dry, and mix well.
Spread mixture into 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish lined with plastic wrap or waxed paper. Press until flat.
Place dish in freezer for a few hours, or until firm. Remove from dish and carefully cut into 15 squares/bars or logs. For easy grab-and-go snacks, wrap bars individually in plastic wrap.
Store in fridge or freezer for up to a month. These bars soften quickly at room temperature.
Makes 15 protein/granola bars.
Homemade Protein Bars (Vegan Style!)
6 tbsp Natural Jif Creamy
1/2 cup Plain Oatmeal
1/2 cup Unsweetened Soy Milk
1 medium Banana
1 scoop Whey Protein Powder chocolate
1/2 cup Splenda
1/4 cup Milled Flax Seed
2 tbsp Whole Wheat Flour
1 tbsp Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder
3/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/8 tsp Salt
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8×8″ pan with cooking oil spray.
2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine oats and milk; cook for 60 seconds. Stir and allow to cool; mix in egg whites and vanilla.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the whey protein, Splenda, flaxseed, flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
4. Add oatmeal mixture to dry ingredients; mix just until everything is moist. Spread batter in pan.
5. 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.
6. Bake for 10 minutes; 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.
Homemade vegan protein bars
Chocolate Pecan Bars
3 scoops Sun Warrior protein, chocolate
1 T ground cinnamon
1/4 cup pecans
2 T ground flaxseed
2 T raw almond butter
1 T non-dairy/gluten-free brownie mix
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
Mix everything in a bowl, stirring with a spoon until a thick paste forms. Divide into 6 balls and place in the refrigerator for two hours. Preheat oven to 425. Place the six balls on a cookie sheet, flattening slightly with a fork, and bake for 12-15 minutes. These are delicious. Have three bars as a snack and the other three for dessert later.
Vanilla Almond Protein Bar
4 scoops rice protein, vanilla
2 T almond butter
2 T ground flax seed
1 and 1/2 cup of water
1 T ground ginger
1 T ground cinnamon
1 T pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon of stevia
Preheat oven to 425. Mix everything in a bowl with a spoon until a thick paste forms. Divide into four parts, roll into balls, then shape into bars. Place on cookie sheets and bake 12-15 minutes.
Last year my friend had made a shake for me that included a bunch of natural ingredients. I drank the shake fast, and for the next few hours I felt this amazing mental clarity… Like a rush of health..
Does anyone know of any good ingredients for health shakes similar to this? (keep in mind, I prefer a shake that doesn't help with weight loss)
You might take one of these for energy
Http://www.gaines.com/store/Herbs/HerbsL… but they are best taken as an organic tincture
Garlic is a great energy booster try a veggie smoothies with some minced garlic throw in or just take at least 3 cloves of raw garlic which improves energy and stamina and has many health benefits but not in supplement form it must be raw (organic preferred but not essential)
Add some green powders or juices to your day by taking any greens like these
kale, collard greens, swiss chard, spinach, arugula, the green leafy tops of turnips, carrots, radishes, beets, daikon etc, romaine lettuce, dark leafy lettuce, watercress, parsley, broccoli, celery, any Asian market green and safe wild greens like dandelion greens, lamb's quarter, plantain (grows everywhere in lawns and parks and side of road–Google image) lemon balm, basil, grape leaves, leaves of berries, daisies, burdock, cleavers etc
To this add with water to a blender or better yet a vitamix any fruit you like such as the following:
citrus, berries, apple, peaches. Pears. Nectarines, plums, dates, figs, kiwi, pineapple, mango, grapes, bananas, lychee nuts, persimmons, coconut, melons and so forth
If it need sweetening use a natural sweetener like raw agave nectar (can strain if you want)
Victoria Boutenkgo (green smoothie queen — rawfamily.com) tested these green smoothies (a quart a day) on a town after a month they filled a detailed open ended questionnaire ALL the people reported improvement in mental energy, some who were overweight weight loss, better sex, better digestion, better elimination and other improvements in health all 100 or so people said they wanted to continue taking green smoothies as they felt so good.
A good book is green for life and for recipes green smoothie revolution both by boutenkgo
When I did this combo, I felt happy for the first time in 35 years *I have clinical depression) for no reason and then a lifting as if a fog so I could think a lot clear but when I messed it up by eating restaurant food (not fast food like steaks chicken etc) and meat for 3 weeks even though I returned never regain that sense of well being as an injury change my mobility and I could no longer walk hardly so I could no longer exercise like that
The combination I used that helped me so much that others noticed a change was going to a vegan, 50 to 60% raw, whole food diet and walking 45 minutes for 5 to 7 days a week It was the best I felt in years.
You could add green powders supplements to your health shake like spirulina, chlorella, wheat grass, barely grass, alfalfa.
You could add bee pollen
Maybe some ginkgo and ginseng
Raw sweeteners would be these: raw agave nectar, stevia, sweet leaf packs, brown rixce syrup barley malt syrup, raw honey, real maple syrup ,apple syrup, blackstrap molasses, date sugar, sucanot, coconut sugar, Xylitol, fruit juice, lucuma powder, raw cane juice, organic coconut palm sugar, yacon root, Lakanto, and birch sugar.
Other things one an add to smoothies are probiotics, flax seeds (preground), hemp seeds, chia seeds (salba), whey
One can also buy a manual wheat grass juicer and grow and juice wheat grass or barley grass, I recently saw study metal one used for 30 dollars on ebay.
Where can I buy Yacon Syrup in the UK? Or even better, is there any local shops in the Northwest (Preston area) that sells it?
This site sells it if you can't find it in a health store.