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ONLY 3 Ingredient Protein Bars....or Balls

ONLY 3 Ingredient Protein Bars....or Balls

I love ANYTHING that only requires 3 ingredients!  And as an added bonus...my kids love them!  My girls are always needing pre-game and practice /post-game and practice snacks.  These bars/balls definately fit the bill!  By grinding the oats, it creates the binder that makes this recipe work with no sugar filled binders like peanut butter, bananas, dates....the usual suspects.  Speaking of peanut butter, I've thrown in some Tru Nut powder to give them a peanut butter flair.  You may need to add a bit more almond milk, but you'll get the feel for the right consistency.  A perfect combination of carb and protein snack that will also satisfy your sweet tooth!


1 cup quick oats (1/2 c will be blended in food processor and 1/2 will not)

3 scoops Quest protein powder (vanilla)

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)

1 tbsp Tru Nut peanut butter powder (optional)


Blend 1/2 cup of the quick oats in food processor to make it into a flour consistency.  Add 1/2 cup blended oats, 1/2 cup quick oats, 3 scoops of protein powder, 1/4 dark chocolate chips in a bowl and mix.  Add 1/4 cup of almond milk at a time to the dry mixture.  If you need to add more almond milk, add another tablespoon at a time.  If you need to add more oats, add a tablespoon at a time.  

Line a 8x8 baking pan with foil and press mixture in bottom of pan.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes and cut into 6 bars.  Store in air tight container in refrigerator or freezer.

Note: if you use a whey base protein, the bars tend to be stickier.  No biggie, you may just need to spray your foil with some Pam to keep them from sticking to the foil.

You can also roll this recipe into balls!

TIP:  My daughter, Margo, loves these and takes them to her practices for an after workout protein hit.  They are easier to transport when you roll them into balls and throw them into a baggie or plastic container.  

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This recipe makes 10 mini scoop sized protein balls.  It's the perfect balance of carb and protein with almost NO sugar!  Here is the nutritional breakdown before I add any chocolate chips or peanut butter powder:

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