13 Delicious DIY Workout Snack Recipes 2017

Snack time can be a dangerous time when you’re trying to get in shape. It’s usually when too many sugary carbs creep into the diet. That’s why it’s important to have an arsenal of healthy snacks at your disposal. Making sure that those snacks are full of protein will ensure that you are fueling your body for success.

In this article, we present 13 delicious recipes for homemade protein bars, brownies, pancakes, cookies and pudding.

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DIY Protein Bars

Servings: 12 bars

Preparation time: 1 hour​

Ingredients:

DIY Protein Bars
  • 100% pure nut butter, 250 g
  • Roasted wattles seed, 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Fat-free plain yoghurt, 110 g
  • 100% Whey protein powder, 100 g
  • Cinnamon, 1 ½ teaspoons
  • Raw cacao nibs, 4 teaspoons
  • 85% dark chocolate, 100 g
  • Pure vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon
  • 100% Pea protein powder, 30 g

Method:

Add all the ingredients except chocolate to food processor and pulse until smooth. Make 12 bars from the mixture and refrigerate them for 30 minutes. When the bars are firm, melt chocolate in microwave and dip each bar into it and coat well. Arrange coated bars on a lined sheet and refrigerate again for 30 minutes or until the chocolate is firm.

Enjoy.​

Blueberry Bliss Breakfast Protein Bars

(Vegan and Gluten Free)

Servings: 16 bars

Preparation time: 1 hour


Blueberry Bliss Breakfast Protein Bars

Ingredients:

  • 100% pure uncontaminated rolled oats, 1 + ½ cups
  • Pepitas, 1/3 cup
  • Whole almonds, ¾ cup
  • Unsweetened apple sauce ¼ cup
  • Dried blueberries, ½ heaping cup
  • Sunflower seeds, ¼ cup”
  • “Almond butter, 1 cup
  • Maple syrup, 1/3 cup
  • Walnuts, 1/3 cup
  • Pistachios, ½ cup
  • Ground flaxseed, 1/3 cup

Method:

Line a baking pan with wax paper and keep aside. In a large bowl combine roll oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, dried berries, walnuts, pistachios, flaxseeds and pepitas. Drizzle apple sauce and maple syrup on top and mix well. Now add butter and combine well.

Transfer the batter to the pan and even it out from top. Freeze for an hour. When the mixture is completely set flip it out on counter.Slice in your desired thickness and length into 16 bars.

Enjoy.

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Cinnamon Egg Protein Custard

Servings: 6

Preparation time: 1 hour

Cinnamon Egg Protein Custard

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk (or your choice of low fat milk)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp stevia (or your choice of sweetener)
  • ¼ tbsp cinnamon or more to taste.

Method

Preheat the oven to 350° F and spray 6 ramekins with a nonstick spray. In a pot, heat milk until very hot but not boiling. Using a mixer beat eggs, protein powder, vanilla extract, sweetener, and salt until blended.Gradually, while continuing to mix, pour in the hot milk.

Pour the custard into ramekins and sprinkle cinnamon over each custard. Place custard ramekins in a deep baking pan and pour hot water into the pan until the water covers half way up the sides of the custard ramekins.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the hot water bath and let it cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy warm or refrigerate.

Banana Cinnamon Protein Muffins

Servings: 12 Muffins

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Banana Cinnamon Protein Muffins

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup oats flour
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • ½ cup sugar (or sweetener of choice that measures like sugar)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 large ripe mashed banana
  • ¾ cup egg whites
  • ½ plain low fat Yogurt

Method

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 12 cup muffin baking pan with nonstick spray and dust with flour. In a bowl, combine and stir together oat flour, protein powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

Mash the banana with a fork until smooth and mix in egg whites, along with the Greek Yogurt until well combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir gently until well combined. Do not overmix.

Fill the muffin cups ¾ full. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Pudding

Servings: 6

Preparation time: 2 1/4 minutes

Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 15 ounce can unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cup low fat milk
  • Honey or sweetener to taste

Method

In a blender, blend together the pumpkin, cocoa powder, protein powder, vanilla and cinnamon until well blended. Add the milk and sweetener until well combined. Pour into individual ramekins and then refrigerate for at least 2 hours for it to thicken. Enjoy!

Apricot Protein Balls

Servings: 20 balls

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Apricot Protein Balls

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup oats flour
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • ½ cup sugar (or sweetener of choice that measures like sugar)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Method

In a food processor, add ground almonds, almonds and apricots. Process until they are small to medium pieces. Add protein powder, shredded coconut and honey and process until they are combined. Shape the mixture into balls. About 1 tbsp for each ball. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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Lemon Coconut Protein Balls

Servings: 12 balls

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Lemon Coconut Protein Balls

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp powdered egg white
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Stevia to taste (or your choice of sweetener)
  • 6 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp lemon peel
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut

Method of Preparation:

Microwave the coconut oil for a few seconds until melted. In a bowl, add and mix the coconut oil with the protein powder, powdered egg white, vanilla extract, and sweetener. Add lemon juice and enough water one spoon at a time, till you get sticky dough that can be rolled.

Shape the mixture into balls. About 1 tbsp for each ball. In a bowl, combine the grated lemon peel and the shredded coconut. Roll the balls into the lemon coconut mixture.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Banana Walnut Mug Cake with Chocolate Sauce

Servings: 12 balls

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Banana Walnut Mug Cake with Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 2 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp chopped walnuts

For the sauce:

  • 1 tbsp chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp

Method

In a blender, add oats, egg whites, protein powder, banana, milk, and baking powder. Blend the ingredients until they are combined and smooth. Pour the batter in a large mug. Stir in the chopped walnuts.

Place the mug in the microwave and cook on medium for 2 minutes. To make the glaze, mix the protein powder and milk until it is smooth and thick.

Pour the chocolate sauce over the mug cake and enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Whey Protein Cookies

Servings: 10 cookies

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Chocolate Chip Whey Protein Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp apple sauce
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sauce
  • ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ⅛ table salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Method

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line two baking sheets with parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray. In a large bowl, combine and stir together the flour, protein powder, baking powder, and salt.

Using a hand mixer, beat the eggs with the applesauce and sugar at a medium. Add the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Using a tablespoon, drop the batter onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes and let it cool on a cookie rack for a few minutes.

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Protein Cream Pies

Servings: 12-14 sandwich cookies

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Protein Cream Pies

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cup almond flour
  • 4 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 stp cinnamon
  • 1/c cup avocado (mashed)
  • ½ cup butter
  • 11/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Filling:

  • 10 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • ⅔ cup marshmallow cream
  • 2 tsp ice cold water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Method

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray or line parchment paper. In another bowl, combine and stir together whole wheat flour, almond flour, baking powder, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

Using an electric mixer, mix together on a medium speed the butter, avocado, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg and mix until well combined. Add the dry ingredients and mix on a slow speed until combined. Scoop the dough using a tablespoon onto the baking sheet. Place the cookies an inch apart from each other.

Bake for 6 to 7 minutes. Do not over bake, as the cookies should stay soft. Cool the cookies on a cooking rack.

Filling:

Mix together protein powder, marshmallow cream, water and vanilla extract. Spread about 2 tbsp of the filling on top of one cookie and top with another cookie.

Protein Macaroons

Servings: 15 macaroons

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Protein Macaroons

Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Filling:

  • ⅓ cup vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ cup milk

Method

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line the baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray. Whisk the egg whites with salt for a few minutes until stiff peaks appear. Add almond flour, stevia, and vanilla extract and blend.

Drop the macaroon mixture 1 tablespoon at a time onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes and let it cool. In a bowl, beat the vanilla protein powder and milk until light and fluffy. Spread the filling between every two macaroons. Enjoy!

Carrot Cake Protein Bars

Servings: 5

Preparation time: 30 minutes

 Carrot Cake Protein Bars

Ingredients:

Bars:

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 tbsp dairy free milk
  • 1 tbsp mixed spice
  • ½ cup vanilla protein powder
  • ½ cup mashed carrots
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup coconut flour, sifted
  • ½ cup brown rice syrup
  • 2 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • ¼ cup almond butter

Frosting:

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
  • ¼ cup cream cheese

Method

To prepare the protein bars, combine the flour with the mixed spice, protein powder, cinnamon and sweetener. In another bowl, mix the butter with liquid sweetener and microwave for a few seconds until melted. Transfer this mixture to the flour bowl and mix well. Now add the carrots and fold gently.

Now gradually add the milk, stirring constantly until the required consistency is achieved. Transfer to a prepared pan and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare frosting and combine protein powder with cream cheese. Gradually add milk and stir well to get the desired texture. When the mixture is set, slice into bars of your desired length and lather the frosting over each bar.

Easy Protein Bars

Servings: 7

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Easy Protein Bars

Ingredients:

Bars:

  • 1 Cup divided Quick Oats
  • 1 Cup Dairy Free Coconut Milk
  • 3 Scoops flavored protein powder
  • Chocolate chips as required
  • White chocolate chips as required

Method

Prepare a baking sheet with wax paper and keep aside. Work in two batches and pulse the oats into fine oat flour. Combine the flour with the protein powder and pour the milk on top. Mix well. Add the chocolate chips and fold in.

Transfer the mixture to the baking sheet and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Slice into bars when firm.

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Delicious Workout Snack DIY Recipes
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