Low GI carbohydrates and quality protein makes these babies the perfect choice to maximise recovery.
Whey protein, which is a great source of amino acids to aid recovery and repair after exercise. Alternatively, you can munch on a biscuit or two to fuel your body prior to working out. They also contain ground flax seeds, which is a source of omega-3 fatty acids, and fibre, which improves insulin sensitivity and helps beat cravings.
- 1⁄2 cup of apple sauce - you can also use apple sauce as a substitute for butter in most protein bar recipes.
- 1⁄4 cup of honey
- 1⁄4 cup organic peanut butter
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 whole egg
- 4 scoops of whey protein powder
- 1⁄2 tsp of baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1 1⁄2 cups of oats
- 1 cup of high fibre cereal
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 tsp of vanilla extract
- Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Spoon mixture onto non-stick cooking sheet spaced 3 cm apart. If you feel the consistency of the mixture is too runny, add more oats to the mix.
- Bake at 180°C for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.
- Allow to cool before removing from the baking tray.
Author: Tanja Schmitz
Founder and Editor of Fitness Magazine. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.