Clean Protein Bar Recipes that ROCK

I always recommend you eat 5-6 meals per day to get into awesome shape and ensure your body is burning the maximum amount of fat per day.

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I also know this can be a challenge for some.

I am always getting asked what is the best thing to have that’s quick and easy??..

I have many clients who LOVE their afternoon chocky or biscuit pick me up which is not a good habit to get into..

This high sugar and high fat little bad habit is a path to messing up your system leaving you hungrier and will only enhance sugar cravings.

So one solution that has helped many of my clients is making their own Clean Protein Bars.

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The flavours are endless and once you find your favourite ones its just a matter of whipping up a batch, slicing into bars, wrapping in cling wrap and stick in the fridge/freezer.

Whammo Instant easy to grab and eat meal for busy people on the go

You will find that making your own Clean Protein bars also means they are super cheap – they can work out at 50cents a bar compared to $4.50 a bar from health food and supplement stores.

Now I say Clean Protein Bars as the ones your purchase from health food and supplement stores are usually a chemical cocktail of artificial ingredients and sugar alcohols – read more on this in my last post here..

Clean Protein Bars are made from naturally derived ingredients and contain no chemically altered ingredients.

The other good thing about homemade Clean Protein bars is that you know exactly what’s in them and can always tweak recipes to suit your tastes.

Some common ingredients used in homemade Clean Protein bars include:

Oats

Nuts

Dried Fruit

Fresh Fruit

SuperClean Chocolate

Agave Nectar (used as a natural sweetner)

Natural Peanut butter (100% nuts only)

Apple Sauce

SuperClean Protein

Coconut

Egg whites

Seeds (pumpkin, pepitas, LSA)

Here are a few popular recipes to get you started

Chocolate Protein Bars

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Ingredients:

2 scoops (60g/2oz) Superclean Protein

1 cup (120g/4oz) oat flour

½ tsp baking powder

4 egg whites

30g/1oz agave

225g/8oz – No added sugar apple sauce

3 tbs (45g/1.5oz) Superclean Chocolate

175ml/6oz water

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius / 355 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Spray a small square baking pan with oil spray
3. Mix all dry ingredients until combined (Superclean protein, oat flour, baking powder, Superclean Chocolate)
4. Mix all wet ingredients until combined in a separate bowl (egg whites, agave, apple sauce and water)
5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until combined
6. Add mixture to the baking pan

7. Bake in over for approximately 20-30 minutes

Makes 10 bars

Nutritional (per bar): Cals: 115, Fat: 3.6g/012oz, Protein: 8.7g/0.30oz

 Apple Cinnamon Protein Bars

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Ingredients:

2 scoops (60g/2oz) Superclean Protein
1 cup (120g/4oz) oat flour
2tsp cinnamon
½ tsp allspice
½ tsp nutmeg
3 egg whites
10g agave
2tsp (6g/0.2oz) vanilla extract
2 tbs (36g/1oz) coconut oil
125ml/4oz water
1 medium Granny Smith Apple grated

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius / 356 degree Fahrenheit
2. Spray a small square baking pan with olive oil spray
3. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl (Superclean protein powder, oat flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice)
4. Using a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients (egg whites, agave, vanilla, water and coconut oil)
5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and combine
6. Fold in grated apple until combined
7. Pour mixture into baking pan and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes

Makes 12 bars

Nutritional (per bar): Cals: 103, Fat: 4.4g/0.15oz, Protein: 6.2g/0.21oz

ENJOY - Vix

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  • Hey Victoria,

    Great recipe ideas. And they're absolutely healthy!

    I'll be sure to make some myself :)

    • Flo

      Reply Reply April 6, 2013

      Hi!!

      Recipes sounds awesome! Absolutely can't wait to make them, first thing tomorrow !!
      I don't use protein powder, so I was wondering exactly how many egg whites to use?? 1 scoop protein powder= how many egg whites??

      Also, I just started training.. I work out about 3-5 times a week, but my days are very long! Im up from 6:00am and don't get home from a busy school day until 6:30pm. I'm hungry mostly throughout the day... the protein bars seem like a wonderful snack to keep me filled.. though i do have a slight problem with portion control. How many protein bars is the maximum you should eat per day?

      Hope to hear from you!

      • Vix

        Reply Reply April 6, 2013

        Hi Flo 5grams of protein powder = 1 egg white, there is about 30g of protein powder per scoop. Aim for one bar max per day, and the rest of your calories from clean food, but you can have more every now and then if you are travelling or have heaps of meetings in a row.

  • andrea

    Reply Reply January 15, 2013

    you say that egg whites can be used in place of powder, but how 1 egg white is 1 scoop?

    • Vix

      Reply Reply January 15, 2013

      Hey Andrea 1 white = approx 5grams of protein. You can also buy egg whites in a carton if you are planning to make up a big batch.

  • Juan

    Reply Reply February 8, 2013

    how much is one scoop considered if were gonna use our own protein powder?

    • Vix

      Reply Reply February 8, 2013

      Hey Juan use two full tablespoons as one scoop

  • Jen

    Reply Reply February 25, 2013

    I am Fructose Malabsorbant, so I can't have a lot of the ingredients used here. Is golden syrup or maple syrup okay to use instead of honey?

    • Vix

      Reply Reply February 25, 2013

      Hi Jen Honey is optional so feel free to leave it out or replace it!

  • Trudi

    Reply Reply February 27, 2013

    Hi,
    I just came across your site searching for organic protein bars. I have just started training (2 weeks) for first figure building comp and didn't want to change my organic eating habits for post and pre-workout protein meals

    Question: Roughly how many grams in one scoop of protein powder? I'll be using egg whites until my powder arrives.

    Thanks again.

    • Vix

      Reply Reply February 27, 2013

      Hi Trudi one scoop = around 30 grams. Good luck with your comp prep!

  • Emma

    Reply Reply March 8, 2013

    Hi Vix,

    Is it unflavoured protein powder that you use? Or if its chocolate protein bars use choc protein powder?

    • Vix

      Reply Reply March 9, 2013

      Hi Emma the chocolate flavour comes from the cocoa or cacao in the recipe- I recommend the raw cacao you can get it from most health food stores. It has a full-bodied chocolate flavour but none of the added sugar fat and salt of regular chocolate. Most flavoured protein powders would use cocoa but also add some nasty artificial sweetener or sugar alcohol to make them sweet so you are much better off to use unflavoured protein and add your own cacao.

  • Peta

    Reply Reply March 17, 2013

    I have just made oat and peanut butter protein bars, they r in fridge doing their thing. The mixture was really thick not sure about a batter like recipe states. So will see how they go. It tasted good. Oops! Have also cooked brown rice to do chicken cupcakes, have pumpkin in oven for salads and cooking some chicken and tofu soon for rice paper rolls. Trying to be super organised to start first week of challenge off on the right foot. My hubby has been fantastic so far as well. Thankyou for this website. Absolutely love it.

    • Vix

      Reply Reply March 17, 2013

      Peta that is an Awesome start!

  • Beyond Basics

    Reply Reply April 1, 2013

    Hi! Just tried your pb bars and the apple bars... I used cooked quinoa in place of quick oats. Mine came out a little too wet I believe! And I used PB 2 instead of natural pb - strange flavor. I am hoping that a dusting of cacao powder will make them better!! I'll have to try it again.

    • Vix

      Reply Reply April 2, 2013

      Definately try with the oats, oats are much more sticky than quinoa. I haven't tried PB2.

  • Justin

    Reply Reply April 12, 2013

    Hello Vix, I recently tried one of my co-workers protein cookies so I've been looking around for a similar recipe and it seems to be easier finding protein bar recipes ^-^.

    My co-worker made high-protein peanut butter cookies and substituted with muscle milk for her two sons. I was wondering with the oat and peanut butter protein bars if you would know a solution for substituting with the 2 ingredients I listed above.

    It seems pretty clear that I would just replace the peanut butter with high protein peanut butter and the almond milk with muscle milk but I just wanted to make sure before I eat something nasty ;P

    Thanks alot :)

    • Justin

      Reply Reply April 12, 2013

      By the way, I'm looking for high but healthy calories, I'm a skinny man ;)

  • olive

    Reply Reply April 17, 2013

    i tried making the chocolate protein bars and they came out fabulous ! thank you so much for the lovely recipe..i am glad that after searching over so many sites i finally narrowed down on this one :)

  • Amber

    Reply Reply April 21, 2013

    Hi Vix,

    I've been using BodyTrim protein bars which I love but really expensive at $4.50 per 50gram bar. I was looking at your recipes and they look great but they have a much higher carb, sugar and fat content compared to these ones. The main stats are for a 50 gram choc mint bar:

    142 calories
    1.4 grams of Carbs (including sugar below)
    0.6 grams of Sugar
    17.5 grams of Protein
    4.9 grams of Fat (including 3.3 grams of saturated)

    Do you have a recipe similar to match this? I really want to make my own but can't tear away from these figures for higher ones! (except the protein of course!)

    Thanks!

  • Charles

    Reply Reply April 23, 2013

    Hi,

    I was looking for some ideas for healthy protein bars and found yours, which look good.

    Just an English FYI from your 4th paragraph: "I have many clients who LOVE there afternoon chocky or biscuit pick me up which is not a good habit to get into.."

    The word you want here is "their" meaning a person, not "there" meaning g a place.

    Thanks for the good food ideas!

    • Vix

      Reply Reply April 24, 2013

      Hey Charles thanks for that, its fixed now. You will probably find typos all over my site for me its all about getting things done not necessarily 100% grammatically perfect. I am sure it infuriates people who love attention to detail!

  • Tamara

    Reply Reply May 18, 2013

    Hi, I have a question about the apple cinnamon protein bars. Just wondering if the water is supposed to be in the mix? It's mentioned in the ingredients list but not in the method. I've made them without and they seem ok, not quite like the picture though, which made me think maybe the water should have been in it.
    Look forward to hearing the answer :)

    • Vix

      Reply Reply May 20, 2013

      Hey Tamara just add the water to the wet ingredients. They always come out a little different so just keep on experimenting!

  • Rikkie

    Reply Reply July 1, 2013

    Could you use quick oats or ground up rolled oats instead of oat flour?

    • Vix

      Reply Reply July 2, 2013

      Hey Rikkie, If you have a food processor/blender just put in regular oats and blitz them until you have a powder. Otherwise swap for any whole grain flour. - Vix

  • Nicky

    Reply Reply July 5, 2013

    Just made my first batch of the chocolate protein bars and oh my they are so good. Have been on a lifestyle overhaul over the last 6 months shedding 47kg by cleaning up my diet and exercise, but have struggled with my afternoon snack (after lunch and before dinner) your book and the advice about pre making smoothies along with the slices may just be exactly what I have been looking for.i

    • Vix

      Reply Reply July 6, 2013

      FANTASTIC Nicky! You have had awesome results..congrats!

  • Tania Blakemore

    Reply Reply July 12, 2013

    Hi,

    A couple of weeks ago i made some protein bars from your receipt that was on this site when it opened your site last night i could'nt find it. I was wondering if you are able to tell me how to find it or post it again. The receipt has oats, raw cacoa, almond milk and i cannot remeber the rest. They were great.

    • Vix

      Reply Reply July 12, 2013

      Hey Tania! Thanks for getting in touch - Sorry you are unable to find the recipe you are after! Try looking for it in my FREE protein cookbook - here is the link to download it: http://www.missfitnesslife.com/Ultimate_Clean_Protein_Recipe_Book_oi.htm. I think the recipe you are after is my Oat and Peanut Butter Protein Bars - this recipe is on page 11 of my protein cookbook. All the best, Vix

  • katie

    Reply Reply July 14, 2013

    So I'm trying the chocolate protein bars and followed the recipe...but they don't seem to be baking in the middle?? Any suggestions? They just seem really gooey and not baked...I've now tried covering the baking pan with foil and baking longer at 325 F...hopefully that works.

    • Vix

      Reply Reply July 15, 2013

      Hi Katie, sorry you are having troubles with the protein bars! Try cooking them for a little longer. Let me know how you go, Vix

      • katie

        Reply Reply July 19, 2013

        Thank you! It took me 3 times to finally get them to turn out right...weird. The first 2 times I used glass bakeware then I switched to metal and they turned out awesome! Maybe that was it? Anyway, they're great! Thank you for the recipe!

        • Vix

          Reply Reply July 19, 2013

          Awesome! Great work Katie!

  • amber Humphrey

    Reply Reply July 22, 2013

    hey vix! I really wanted your
    14 day challenge to try out! I was wondering if you could email me it that would be great! xxx

    • Vix

      Reply Reply July 22, 2013

      Hey Amber! Thanks for getting in touch! Unfortunately my 14 Day Challenge has now finished..I am hoping to hold a new challenge in the lead up to Spring. In the meantime, I suggest checking out my Flat Tummy Solution Program – a complete, done for you program that has meal plans, foods lists, my entire Flat Tummy Diet Book, heaps of workouts, my guide to working out and more. As well as the program which will give you all the guidelines you need to follow, when you purchase the program you receive 14 Days Free Access to my VIP Members Site where you can ask any questions you need to, be part of my coaching community and receive even more workouts and recipes. Here is the link for more information: http://www.flattummysolution.com. I will send you through the information to your email address as well. All the best, Vix

  • Jeet

    Reply Reply October 9, 2013

    Hi - does any type of protein powder work i.e. how does Pea protein alter flavor vs whey? Also, I see that you use cottage cheese. Is that a 'must' ingredient?

  • Jeet

    Reply Reply October 9, 2013

    Hi - thanks. I tried your Chocolate Protein Bar recipe with quinoa flour and it came out get (quinoa gives it a little bit of bitterness). Have you tried doubling the amount of protein in any of your recipes? do the bars come out soft?

    • Vix

      Reply Reply October 10, 2013

      Hey Jeet you will get the best results from following the recipes exactly.

  • nixz

    Reply Reply October 18, 2013

    Hi Vix,

    I just bought the whey powder (health shop), cacoa and agave sweetner and I was going to attempt your protein bars this weekend!

    I was looking up agave as I had no idea what it was and was told it was a type of cactus! so I looked it up and came across quite a few articles about it and the unhealthy aspect.

    Cheers
    Nixz

    • Vix

      Reply Reply October 18, 2013

      Hi Nixz Agave is a natural sweetener and popular as it is raw, not heat/chemically processed. But it is still very high in (natural) sugar so Agave, like any food containing concentrated sugar is something that is easy to overdo.

      When I created the Snacks in the Slimming Shakes and Snacks Guide I made sure the sugar levels are totally fine and all the recipes in my Slimming Shakes and Snacks guide are triple tested and Flat Tummy Solution Approved.

      ALL the "clean" bar recipes I found on the web when I was researching the cookbook were totally off the scale in fat and sugars.

      If you want to lower the sugar levels further then leave the agave out but don’t replace it with any other processed sugar either.

      Do be careful when you buy whey protein. It’s really rare to find one that doesn’t contain craving causing/belly bloating toxic ingredients or sugar/fructose. Check your ingredients are like the ingredients of Superclean- (2 ingredients only), and that’s it.

      The Toxic Additives that are found in other brands of Protein are much more of a concern than a small serving of Agave. All the best!

  • Lee-Anne

    Reply Reply January 11, 2014

    Hi, from what I have seen all of your protein bars contain gluten. Do you have any ideas for gluten free protein bars. Thanks, Lee-Anne

    • Vix

      Reply Reply January 11, 2014

      Hi Lee-Anne many of the bars contain oat flour which is ok for many people on a gluten free diet but not for all celiacs. Just swap the oat flour for a flour from any non gluten grain like rice or amaranth. You may need to experiment a little with the consistency.

  • Louise

    Reply Reply January 18, 2014

    I am looking forward to trying the apple cinnamon bars but I cannot find oat flour here in QLD ... any suggestions for alternatives? I don't need to be gluten free but happy to be if I can find a solution.

    Thanks

    • Vix

      Reply Reply January 20, 2014

      Hi Louise! We live in QLD aswell and just got it from Woolies. Ask one of the staff it might have its own section somewhere. Also if you have a local health food store they could have it :) Let me know how you go.

  • Bhavna

    Reply Reply January 23, 2014

    Hi hope you r doing well
    Can u pls tel me d substitue of egg I dnt want to add egg coz m a vegetarian n wot r the spices u talking can u pls tel me.

    Regards
    Bhavna

    • Vix

      Reply Reply January 23, 2014

      Hi Bhavna! Use a little extra SuperClean protein powder to increase the protein intake and add a little coconut oil to make it moist. Allspice is actually a type of spice that you can get from your local grocery :) All the best!

  • Rocio

    Reply Reply April 20, 2014

    Hi Victoria,

    I just made the bars and they are amazing! where should I keep them? Can I store then in the freezer?

    Thanks!

    • Vix

      Reply Reply April 22, 2014

      Hi Rocio! AWESOME to hear! :). Wrap them individually in some cling wrap first & then put them in the freezer. ENJOY!

  • Rocio

    Reply Reply April 22, 2014

    Hi Victoria!
    Thanks! They are amazing but I have to take care I dont eat too many of them. Do you know how many carbs en protein they have per bar?

    Thanks!

    • Vix

      Reply Reply April 23, 2014

      Hi Rocio! They are delicious!! You can find the nutritional information for each bar under the directions :)
      For the Choc Bars it is (per bar): Cals: 115, Fat: 3.6g, Protein: 8.7g
      For the Apple Bars it is (per bar): Cals: 103, Fat: 4.4g, Protein: 6.2g
      ENJOY!

  • Suz

    Reply Reply November 11, 2014

    Hi...I've been away and apparently missed your recent discounts on your protein powder :-(
    Will you be offering a discount again in the near future? I prefer to buy your product as I think it's great value for money and the fact that it's "clean".
    Thanks...Suz

    • Vix

      Reply Reply November 12, 2014

      Hi Suz!
      Thanks for getting in touch. We have regular sales on our SuperClean Protein throughout the year. However we don’t have a set date for our next sale.
      As a Flat Tummy Solution & VIP Member you can get 10% Off everyday at http://www.missfitnesslife.com/vip
      All the best!!

  • Mary

    Reply Reply November 14, 2014

    Hi Vic,

    I'm looking at doing your 21 day make over. Am I able to have coffee, and also I'm a rotating shift worker will it apply to me.

    thankyou

    • Vix

      Reply Reply November 14, 2014

      Hi Mary!
      Yes you are able to drink coffee. 1-2 cups a day is fine.
      It’s the sugar, milk cream and syrup that is the real issue with coffee so no double Frappachinos!
      Herbal Teas are also great to have and there is no limit on herbal teas.
      The good news about being a shift worker is that it is totally achievable to follow the programme and work shifts
      At my studio I trained many clients who were nurses on rotating shifts and they found that sometimes they had to do 4 meals but still get in all the food - so merge the 5 meals from the mealplan into 4 on some occasions
      A Superclean smoothie is definitely your saviour as its 100% natural REAL food and can easily replace a meal on your mealplan.
      It also does not matter what order you have your meals in so you can change it around to suit your day
      Many of my shift working clients would just do the same eating on night shift as though its day shift.
      Here’s a Post from one of my long term members who is a Shift worker
      “I just start my day with my shift/when the kids wake me with my oats and fruit & eat at three hourly intervals from there - if it's going to be a loooooong day I divide my Cals into 6 (or rarely 7) meals.
      The best thing ever for 'back of the clock' dining is the SuperClean smoothie.
      I make them up in advance and freeze them - so if they're still frozen when I get around to them it's kind of like dessert (way better than ice cream at 2am )
      I don't have access to refrigeration at work so I carry my meals in a 6-can esky bag and the shakes will keep cool for 9-hours no trouble - and keep everything else cool too.
      The whole programme comes back to finding the solution to any problem rather than seeing the obstacle!
      Good luck and enjoy all the extra energy you're going to have - my hubby reckons I look 10 years younger since I started in March!”

      All the best Mary!

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