Homemade protein bars

A healthier option than store bought protein bars.

New year, new you. You’ve figured out how to swipe your student card at the ARC and you’re braving the treadmill line. You might even consider opening the petrifying doors to the lifting zone. 

But while you might be working off that winter weight, your muscles need an adequate protein supply to recover from your new routine. Instead of buying a high-calorie, chemical and sugar-filled protein bar, consider making your own. 

If you’re like me, you wake up with just enough time to get to class and don’t have time to put together a healthy breakfast. Then, you 

get hungry 10 minutes into your first lecture. The great thing about these recipes is that they double as an energy-packed snack to get you through the morning. 

They’re filling, rich and extremely tasty. Feel free to add dried fruit, chocolate chips and nut butters for additional protein. 

And, if you don’t have a food processor at home, feel free to use a blender or magic bullet as 

an alternative. 


Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Protein Balls


• 1 cup raspberries 

• ½ cup cocoa powder  

• ½ cup protein powder (chocolate-flavoured powder works well)

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

• ¼ cup dark chocolate chips 

• ½ cup oats


1. Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor

2. Stir in chocolate chips

3. Roll into 2 centimeter balls 

4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes

*Can be refrigerated for one month



Cinnamon Drizzle Protein Bar


• 1 cup sunflower seeds

• 1 cup pitted dates

• ½ cup protein powder 

(vanilla-flavoured powder works well for this recipe)

• ½ cup oats 

• 1 tablespoon milk (I like to use coconut or almond)

• ½ teaspoon of cinnamon


1. Combine sunflower seeds and dates in a food processor until a sticky ball forms

2. Add protein powder, oats and cinnamon, and process

3. Add milk and process until it again forms a ball

4. Line 8x8 dish with saran wrap

5. Spread protein batter in dish

6. Place in freezer for 30 minutes 

7. Cut into 10 squares 

*Can be refrigerated for one month


Dark Chocolate Protein Balls


• 2/3 cup sunflower seeds 

• 1/3 cup oats 

• 1 scoop protein powder (vanilla-flavoured powder works well)

• 1 tablespoon of honey 

• 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 

• ¼ cup dark chocolate chips 


1. Combine sunflower seeds and oats in a food processer

2.  Add protein powder, honey, and vanilla, and combine in food processor

3. Stir in chocolate chips 

4. Roll into 2 centimetre balls 

5. Refrigerate for 30 mins 

*Can also be refrigerated for one month

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