Protein is an important part of our diets, especially for those attempting to build muscle, improve fitness or lose weight. If you’re looking to bulk up your protein intake with a convenient snack before or after a workout, but you don’t want to resort to protein shakes or products with hidden, artificial nasties, you’ve come to the right place.
Today’s article provides you with four delicious no-bake protein bars that you can whip up in an evening and grab at your leisure during the next few of days. Some are freezer-friendly too, which is perfect for batch cooking!
But first, let’s look at reasons why we love protein bars and why it’s a good idea to make your own where possible:
On to our four favorite recipes!
1) Quick and Easy No Bake Protein Bars
Angela, a health food fanatic, vegan blogger and professional baker, runs OhSheGlows.com. Her “Quick and Easy No Bake Protein Bars” look divine. They can be frozen and quickly defrosted as and when needed, perfect for batch cooking.
2) Cherry Power Bars
Elana is a New York Times Best Selling author on Paleo cooking. She also has books on gluten-free cooking too. She runs ElanasPantry.com, where you’ll find a fantastic recipe for gluten-free, vegan and high-in-protein Cherry Power Bars. These look delicious!
3) Chocolate No Bake Protein Bars
Our third recipe comes from Muscle and Fitness magazine. These look perfect for those with a sweet tooth and are seeking a bit of pre-gym energy. The recipe includes several scoops of chocolate whey protein powder.
4) No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars
Our forth and final no-bake protein bar recipe comes from Lindsey of TheLeanGreenBean.com. Lindsey is a Registered Dietician, writer and healthily living blogger. She also incorporates protein powder into her delicious peanut butter protein bar recipe.
The DailyBurn.com has a fantastic round up of DIY no-bake protein bars from around the web too, featuring some delicious looking concoctions. Visit for more recipes!
This article was written on behalf of Nature’s Best, a company that sells a range of different sports supplements, including protein bars, powders and more.
© Ella’s Pantry, image in the creative commons via Flickr
The image for protein bar #4 is © Lindsey, The Lean Green Bean LLC.
Last modified on