I've been making these protein bars for years, but the way I make them has evolved enough that it was time to write an updated blog post.
It is also worth noting that these bars are perfect snack material for Feast Days. If you are not following the FASTer Way yet, Feast Days are when we strategically increase our food intake by 25%. For a lot of people on health journeys (trying to lose weight), this sounds like a crazy and even scary idea. However, eating MORE helps with metabolic adaptation and prevents plateaus.
- That means the thyroid will be active and functioning which raises the metabolic rate increasing the fat burning process.
- It helps prevent muscle breakdown which also keeps our metabolism revved up.
- When we eat a little more than our body is expecting, our cortisol levels and hormones are in check and happily letting the body burn fat for fuel.
2 cups quick cooking gluten free oats
1 cup protein powder (I use vanilla)
1/4 cup organic buckwheat flour
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1T chia seeds
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 cup sunbutter
1/4 cup honey
6-8 oz blueberries (mash half)
I combine all the dry ingredients separately from the wet ingredients. Then I gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry. Sometimes I need to add a little water to help the mixing along. I toss the whole blueberries in last.
Spread mixture into a sprayed baking dish. Bake 350 degrees 15 min. Let cool. Cut and refrigerate.
If you make them, tag me in your post @amycainefitness and let me know what you think!