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Healthy Snacks

Home-made High Energy Fruit Bars

 

These simple to make high energy fruit bars are packed with protein and vitamins A, C, calcium and iron, making them an ideal choice for a pre or post workout energy boost.  Fantastic for use during a triathlon or any endurance sports. Use different diced fruits, nuts and spices to suit your taste. These soft and chewy bars will keep well in an air-tight container. alt tag goes here

Ingredients

  • 175g self-raising wholemeal flour
  • 6tbs Herbalife personalised protein powder (Formula 3)
  • 75g porridge oats
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tsp mixed spice
  • 1tsp ground ginger
  • 175g margarine
  • 150g soft dark brown sugar
  • 3tbsp malt extract (or honey)
  • 4 eggs
  • 250g currants
  • 175g raisins
  • 200g sultanas
  • 50g chopped dates
  • 50g glace cherries halved
  • 50g walnut pieces
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 3tbs low fat milk (use a little more if needed) 

Method:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 150°C or gas mark 3.
2. Mix the flour, oats and spices in a large bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk the margarine, sugar and malt extract (or honey).
4. One by one beat the eggs into the margarine and sugar mix, adding a spoonful of flour with the last 3 eggs.
5. Fold in the remaining flour and oats mix and add the fruit, orange juice and milk.
6. Pour the mixture into a square or oblong baking tin and sprinkle walnuts on top.
7. Bake for around 60 minutes, cool then cut into bars and store in airtight container. 

(Makes 12 bars – calories per bar 338 & 8g protein)

 

Protein Cake

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For all you chocoholics out there try this protein cake. It’s delicious and will take the edge off any sugar craving you may have, while pumping you full of top ingredients!!

Ingredients:

200g x Herbalife Formula 1 (chocolate flavour)
100g x Formula 3 (protein powder)
200g x Porridge oats
200ml x Chocolate soya milk (un-sweetened)
1 x Egg
1 x Ripe banana
100g x Chopped hazelnuts

Method:

  1. Mix all the above ingredients together until you get a paste consistency.  If it’s too thick then add a little more soya milk to loosen.
  2. Put baking paper in a loaf tin and spread cake mixture evenly.
  3. Bake in the centre of the oven at 160 degrees/gas mark 3  for approximately 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove from loaf tin and leave to cool on wire rack.
  5. Cut into medium sized slices (approximately 80/100 calories per slice).


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