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3/28/2014

Powdered Peanut Butter Protien Bars

Peanut Butter has been my downfall since I've been eating clean. I used to make trips to the nearest Whole Foods (40 minutes away at that time) just to pickup a container of their peanut butter. True story. 

My go-to snack is peanut butter with bananas, which may sound healthy, but peanut butter is loaded with fat. 2 Tablespoons has 16 grams of fat--yeah, i know. If I ever want to get my 6 pack (or abs of any kind at this point I'll take anything) something has to give, so I gave up peanut butter and switched to PB2's powdered peanut butter and it totally delivered. 

PB2 has only 1.5 grams of fat in 2 Tablespoons! Score. 

I picked up my jar at HEB and rushed home to make my own PB2 Protein Bars. They're easy, and my friends had no idea they were healthy! Here's how I made them:


                                        PB2 Protein Bars
                        1 cup oatmeal or coconut flour
                             4 heaping tablespoons coconut oil 
                                        2 scoops Vanilla Flavored Protein Powder
              1 cap of Vanilla Extract 
       2 Tablespoons PB2
        1 Tablespoon water
Large Banana



The oatmeal is just a filler to make everything stick together. You can also use another flour like whole wheat or coconut --yum. You may need a bit less depending on how much banana or PB2 you decide to put in. Use what you need to make the mixture stick together as oats tend to take over the flavor. Mix together all the ingredients and the 'dough' should ball up and look like this soft gooey mixture: 


Give it a taste! The banana and vanilla extract really gives it a lot of flavor. 


Flatten the mixture between 2 sheets of parchment and let it set in the fridge before cutting into squares. 20 minutes later--Voila! Protein to go.




Do you have any PB2 recipes to share? Let me know in the comments below.