Thursday, December 17, 2009
1:48 PM | Posted by Kelly | Edit Post
First of all, I must apologize for being MIA! This Christmas season has been SO busy, that I have barely cooked at all, let alone anything interesting enough to blog about!
So yesterday, in honor of my first night teaching fitness classes, I made No-Bake Protein Bars, a recipe I saw in Oxygen Magazine http://www.oxygenmag.com/.
No-Bake Protein Bars
2 c. quick cooking oats
1/2 c. A Naturally More Than Peanut Butter
4 scoops muscle milk cookies n' cream light (I used a banana flavored protein powder)
1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
1/2 c. water
I also added 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips, which wasn't in the original recipe
1. Knead all ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Line square baking pan with wax paper. Spread dough into pan using a spatula.
Optional - spread a thin layer of peanut butter on top before freezing
4. Remove from freezer. Cut into 8 bars.
Number of Servings: 8
They were really easy and great for a pre or post workout snack! I ate one before heading to the YMCA for my Pilates and Boot Camp classes. I was really nervous to teach for the first time but felt good once I got started! I am excited to be actually starting such a fun new career!