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Homemade Protein bars

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  • 08-07-2013 9:31pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 18


    Hi guys,

    I want to try and make homemade protei bars suitable for those weightlifting. However i want to try and do it without using Whey powder or any of those powders. Is it possible?
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  • Registered Users Posts: 39,190 ✭✭✭✭Mellor


    Why the aversion to whey and other powders?

    It's possible to make bars without them, using nuts, seeds, flax and other protein sources.
    But tbh the end result wouldn't be that high in protein. Not high enough to consider it as a adequate source of protein.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,869 ✭✭✭thegreatiam


    with most recipes like this you can eliminate the whey powder.
    Here is one for cookies:

    1 jar of peanut butter,
    1/4 cup of stevia (or other natural sweetner)
    4 scoops of whey
    2 eggs.

    mix and bake and form into cookies.

    you can eliminate the whey powder from this but you just end up with a peanut butter cookie. with the same amount of protein as a spoonful of peanut butter.

    with the powder it has 10-15g of protein in it.

    As mellor says, why the aversion to protein powder?

    you know its just made from milk right?

    same as the stuff little miss muffet was eating.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,820 ✭✭✭grames_bond


    with most recipes like this you can eliminate the whey powder.
    Here is one for cookies:

    1 jar of peanut butter,

    do you really use the full jar for a batch of cookies? how many cookies do you get out of this?

    any ideas of the macros?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,869 ✭✭✭thegreatiam


    do you really use the full jar for a batch of cookies? how many cookies do you get out of this?

    any ideas of the macros?

    1. Yes
    2. Depends how big you make them
    3. Same as a jar of peanut butter. 2 eggs and 4 scoops of whey and what ever sweetener you used

    If you skip the whey you can probably omit 1 egg.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18 reach4thestars


    It looks like the most beneficial receipes contain protein powders. I was hoping to find a more cost effective way of trialing them.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 39,190 ✭✭✭✭Mellor


    It looks like the most beneficial receipes contain protein powders. I was hoping to find a more cost effective way of trialing them.

    A tub of protein is expensive but in terms of grams of protein it's equivalent to a lot of real food.

    2.2kg tub of protein is equal to 6 or 7 kilos of meat (in terms of protein)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,869 ✭✭✭thegreatiam


    It looks like the most beneficial recipes contain protein powders. I was hoping to find a more cost effective way of trialing them.

    What do you mean trialing them?
    to taste them you can make them without the powder they will just have less protein.
    or you can get small samples of the protein powders to use to taste for a couple of euro.

    they use protein powder because it is the most cost effective protein source.
    Less cost effective protein bars would be chicken breasts.


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