Peanut Butter Bar

Peanut Butter Bar

 

This is a protein bar par excellence! This peanut butter bar is really packed with it. The ingredients are: peanut butter (of course), coconut oil, honey, oats, nuts, dried fruit, seeds, grated coconut and cocoa nibs. In other words, one piece of protein with vitamins and minerals, ánd sugar free!

I often eat a protein bar after running, it helps me to recover quickly after an endurance training and the sooner you start with that, the faster you recover. But they do more than help you recover. This kind of bar often takes care of an immediate pang of hunger, it provides the body with lots of proteins but very little calories (and that’s just what we want). More and more diets swear by these protein bars because it’s the best meal replacement and most responsible snack to stop the hunger, therefore, they’re also a good substitute for people who want to lose weight!

Let me tell you briefly the underlying technology of the usefulness of bars. The use of a protein bar is used in different sports, and so it is with running too. Protein is the main building block of body tissue, including the muscles. In an emergency, when the carbohydrate and fat supplies in the body are insufficient, the body can also burn muscle protein to provide energy. This is unwanted because it leads to a decrease in muscle mass. So then the question is whether you have to take such a protein bar after all. I guess you don’t really need the bars when you’re a hobby athlete. And certainly not if you run for example 1 time per week for half an hour. Why do I use it then you might think, for an amateur runner is exactly what I am. Well, just because I like fast recovery, because I’m running more than 1 time per week and I also want to improve my level performance, thus want to recover faster. For even though it’s not the most exciting level, I still want to run a minute faster on the 10 kilometers.

Thus, a protein bar can help to recover better and faster in order to quickly rumble again. Mind you, this applies not only to the athletes among us but for everyone who occasionally could use a boost!

 

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Recipe Peanut Butter Bar

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: approx. 10 bars

Recipe Peanut Butter Bar

Ingredients:

    Bar
  • 125 gr peanut butter
  • 60 ml coconut oil
  • 75 ml honey
  • 100 gr oats
  • 40 gr roasted nuts (I used: almonds and cashew nuts)
  • 75 gr mix of dried fruit (I used: cranberries, mulberries and inca berries)
  • 50 gr mix of roasted seeds (I used: pumpkin and sunflower seeds and sesame seeds)
  • Topping
  • additional roasted pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds
  • dried goji fruit
  • roasted coconut grater
  • cocoa nibs

Directions:

  1. Melt in a saucepan over low heat peanut butter, coconut oil and honey.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the oats, nuts, the dried fruit and seeds.
  3. Remove the mixture from the pan and make a rectangle.
  4. Cover the top with the topping ingredients.
  5. Cut into equal-sized bars and allow to cool completely in the fridge.

Notes

If stored in a fridge they can be kept for a few weeks.

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