High in low GI carbohydrate this bar will keep you going for longer without leaving you hungry. Anyone taking part in endurance sports would benefit front his bar as it contains high biological value protein and essential fats as well.
Ingredients (makes 8 servings)
- 2 scoops of Blue Label Whey® (vanilla)
- 50g pecans
- 1 1/2 cups of oats
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 2 tbsp of flax mix
- 125ml of almond milk
- 40g of dried cranberries/ raisins
- 1/4 cup of almond butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Macro-nutrients per serving
- Calories - 281
- Protein - 15g
- Carbohydrate - 33g
- Fats - 10g
Preheat an oven to 180 degrees. In a large bowl mix the oats, Blue Label Whey®, raisin/cranberries, flax mix, cinnamon and pecans and set aside. In a separate bowl mix the almond butter, almond milk and vanilla extract and then pour into the dry mixture. Fold until the mixture has a dough like texture and place into a baking tray. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden.
Blue Label Whey® adds 28g of the highest quality whey protein per serving. This aids recovery and muscle growth. It will also help people to lose excess weight. BLW also contains probiotics for healthy gut activity.
Pecans are full of minerals and vitamins such as fibre, protein, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper and phosphorus.
Oats have a high fibre content and are known to help remove cholesterol from the digestive system that otherwise ends up in the bloodstream. They also contain antioxidant compounds called avenanthramides, these compounds contribute to anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative activity, providing additional protection against coronary heart disease and colon cancer.
Cinnamon is a delicious spice that regulates your blood sugar and lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol levels.
Flax seeds are high in fibre and a great source of omega 3 fatty acids.
Almond Milk is a great substitute as it does not contain saturated fats or cholesterol present in normal milk. It is high in protein and omega-3.
Cranberries contain Vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant and helps to rid the body of free radicals attained from training or stress. Fibre makes up over a third of the carbohydrate in this fruit.
Good quality almond butter is an excellent source of healthy fat and also contains key minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron and manganese.