Most runners love protein bars. Protein bars are an easy way to refuel after our run or workout and make for a convenient snack between meals when we’re away from home. But homemade protein bars are another great option.
Store bought protein bars for runners are not only pleasant from a textural standpoint, but also come in irresistible and delicious flavours, like chocolate fudge brownie, cinnamon bun, oatmeal cookie, almond butter and peanut butter.
However, store-bought protein bars aren’t always particularly nutritious. Some brands are often high in sugar or contain artificial sweeteners or sugar alcohols, which can cause gas, bloating, or stomach issues. After all, artificial sweeteners are not healthy, rather than real food, so the body is not designed to digest and process them well.
We can find some healthier store-bought protein and energy bars, some brands have more natural ingredients, so to be able to combine both store-bought and homemade can also be a good option.
Homemade protein bars are free from preservatives, hydrogenated oils, and artificial flavours, and we can always fully customize the recipe so that we’re putting just the best runner-friendly ingredients into your body, and the ingredients our body is craving.
Homemade protein bars or balls will provide natural ingredients and nutrients, so our body will absorb more nutrients, vitamins and minerals. The type of snacks or breakfast will provide more nutrients to refuel and fill up our body and hunger. So these type of protein energy bars and balls will also be good fueling for long-distance or Ultra races or runs.
The Types of Protein Powder We Should Use in Homemade Energy Protein Bars
You can use any type of protein powder, but the cleaner, more natural and with healthier ingredients, (no artificial sweeteners, minimal sugar), the better.
Protein powder options:
Plant-Based- Pea, soy, hemp, or rice protein,
These are some of the best protein powders for runners because the protein in them is more bioavailable. We have to choose the type of protein powder according to our body type.
PROTEIN POWDER OPTIONS
HEALTHY DELICIOUS PROTEIN POWDER- TOP BRANDS
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VITAL PROTEIN POWDER- GRASS FED
DYMATIZE PROTEIN POWDER- WHEY
ISOPURE PROTEIN POWDER- WHEY
GARDEN OF LIFE PROTEIN POWDER- PLANT BASED
VEGA SPORT PROTEIN POWDER- PLANT-BASED
ORGAIN PROTEIN POWDER- PLANT-BASED
No Bake Energy Bars and Balls Recipes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10n-_peY7wCcuA83RFh0PS5frx0WYrOP9VPdly1CWPfY/edit?usp=sharing
Eat Some Healthy Delicious Protein Bars and Balls, Feel Better & Enjoy Some Nice Runs!