Adrienne brought a homemade protien bar to class on Tuesday. Tasted great, and fairly nutritious. Check it out. For you zoners out there, how would you make it fit in?
Peanut Butter Banana Bars
It’s a bar full of complex carbs and perfect after a workout
8 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
2 cups rolled oats
4 medium bananas (raw)
1.2 oz banana chips (about a handfull)
4 tbsp chunky peanut butter
1 cup granulated Splenda
1 tsp salt
(makes 8 bars)
Process one cup of rolled oats into flour (about a minute). Remove the oat flour. Put banana chips into blender and chop into chips (just a few seconds). Put all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl and stir: oat flour, remaining rolled oats (1 cup), chopped banana chips, protein powder, Splenda, salt.
Slice raw bananas into blender and process on medium speed, until it’s a puree. Add peanut butter and blend until mixed (not too long, because you want the chunky peanuts for texture). Mix banana peanut butter puree and dry ingredients thoroughly.
Cut 8 squares of aluminum foil, about 6 x 10 inches each. Lightly coat one side w/ olive oil cooking spray. Spoon equal portions of mixture into foil square and flatten into a bar shape. Fold aluminum up kind of like a tamale.
Bake bars in foil on the oven racks in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F, for 16-20 mins. Make sure not too overcook!
Calories per serving: 323
Protein: 28 g
Carbohydrates: 37 g
Fiber: 5 g
Sugars: 17 g
Fat: 8 g