Wednesday, December 18, 2013

WIAW: Gluten Free Blueberry Protein Bars

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Designer Whey.

One of my goals for 2014 is to continue to make healthy food choices. Since giving up wheat in the summer, I have been more conscience of the foods I make and eat. 

One of my favorite snacks to make are my Peanut Butter Banana Protein Bars. Now, even though I am a proclaimed creature of habit, while prepping to make my latest batch of protein bars I decided to change things up with a new flavor: Blueberry.


I used to eat blueberry muffins, blueberry bagels, blueberry toast...you get the idea. My smoothies often have blueberries, but it's not the same taste. So I changed up my peanut butter banana bar recipe and came up with this:


I mixed all the ingredients together (btw - I used a mini-chopper to mash up my blueberries), plopped the mixture down on wax paper, and then rolled it out before putting it in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.


After flipping the baked mixture over onto a cutting board and removing the wax paper, I cut it into squares.


It was blueberry delicious-ness! (full disclosure: I will probably double that amount the next time I make them...because I like blueberries that much!)


I love packing these homemade bars for lunch, grabbing one as a pre-workout snack, or munching on one after a good sweat session. They are so much healthier than my pre-gluten-free choices and using Designer Whey protein helps make my food work better for me.

What is your go-to pre/post workout snack?

In case you are interested in more healthy snack choices, head over to the WIAW linkup or join the fun!




11 comments:

  1. you had me at GF AND the fact Ive promised the child we would "make or bake" this afternoon.

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  2. They look really tasty. Love how simple the recipe is :)

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  3. LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Going to bake!!! I am a DW affiliate so love them! If you need a discount code for 20% off, check my blog! :) Did you uses the vanilla powder?

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  4. Oh awesome! Thanks for letting me know about the code. I did use vanilla for this one.

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  5. These look GREATTT!! They remind me of a blueberry protein bar I had from RX Bar... This reminds me of breakfast on a cold morning. Sooo making these!

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  6. People should be aware. Although I've been a celiac for about eight years, I cannot tolerate flax, oatmeal or buckwheat. This recipe I couldn't use.

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