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Vegan protein bars are a practical alternative to protein powders and a tasty addition to any healthy, varied diet.
If you are vegan, protein bars provide valuable proteins. While non-vegans and athletes use these bars to supplement their daily protein intake.
Also popular among bodybuilders, runners or cyclists because the protein content of these bars are high-quality.
They’re also life-savers for those long outdoor activities. As a snack at work, to provide fresh energy during a mid-afternoon lull.
Vegan protein bars are also beneficial for those who are on a diet. They’re handy especially when cravings start; people choose this healthy snack instead of burgers, pastries or candy bars.
Yes, there are vegan protein bars. The protein in these bars come from plant components like peas, soy, rice, or flax seed.
Most of these bars are healthier because they contain less fat.
They contain no chemical additives and are made from rice protein or pea protein. You can also get highly effective protein bars in various fruit variations with a peanut or chocolate taste.
When choosing protein bars, pay attention to sugar content. Because often a lot of protein bars contain white sugar to intensify taste. Or they consist of oatmeal which has a high carbohydrate value.
However, there are many bars that have high protein content but low in sugar content. These are what you need to look for.
Basically there 4 different protein bars:
All protein bars differ in their nutrient contents and ingredients, which result in a lot of advantages and disadvantages.
The right protein bar for you depends on your diet and goals. We’ll show how each bar is different to help you decide which one is best for you.
Normal protein bars
The big advantage of a normal protein bar is its high protein content and its origin.
Mostly high-quality milk and whey protein is used, which is one of the best protein sources.
Normal protein bars also offer the largest selection of flavors. The price of these bars depend on the size and quality of the ingredients.
Vegan protein bars
In contrast to normal protein bars, no milk and whey protein is used, but mostly seeds, nuts, or soy protein and without animal products.
Almost every vegan protein bar consists of excellent and first-class ingredients, especially superfoods.
As a result, a vegan protein bar not only provides a good portion of protein, but also plenty of vitamins and minerals.
Vegan protein bars’ prices also depend on the size and quality of the ingredients.
Low carb protein bars
Low carb products have been created recently. But be careful! Not all protein bars that say “low carb” are really “low carb”.
Those who crave sweets despite being on a low carb diet can eat low carb protein bars.
Low carb protein bar prices also depend on the size and quality of the ingredients.
Meat protein bars
The protein bars made from meat are the source of protein for carnivores and omnivores.
Most of these consist of organic beef and dried with many spices. In comparison to steak that has about 20% protein content, the protein content of meat protein bars is up to 40%.
The percentage of fat and carbohydrates is negligible. Meat protein bars are ideal for a low-carb diet.
Unfortunately, this type of protein bar is significantly more expensive than normal protein bars because of the high-quality organic meat.
It's best to eat a protein bar after workout. Taking additional protein after daily exercise can lead to reduced muscle soreness and signs of muscle damage.
However, it doesn't matter if you eat it for breakfast or for a snack.
What’s important is you cover your daily protein needs.
However, you should make sure that you consume about 20 g (or more) of protein in the first 2-3 hours after a workout to stimulate protein synthesis.eat
Basically, you can eat as many protein bars as you want. However, we recommend that you eat not more than 1 or 2 a day.
Protein bars are nutritional supplements which means they are just an addition to your normal diet.
So make sure you eat a varied diet with lots of fruits and vegetables to ensure you have adequate supply of vitamins and minerals.
You should also alternate your protein sources. So sometimes grab meat, fish, eggs or various legumes. Or if you’re vegan, try nuts and seeds instead of green leafy vegetables.
Here are some vegan protein bars, bites and balls recipes you can definitely make at home:
Quinoa & Almond Vegan Protein Bars
Cook / prep time: 2 hours
Serving/s: 20 bars
100 g uncooked quinoa
60 g whole almonds
5 large Medjool dates
5 tbsp vegan protein powder
2-3 tablespoons of almond butter or another nut sauce
1 handful of cranberries
TIP: The protein bars can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days--if they’re not gone before that! They can also be frozen for a few months and thawed again if necessary.
Blueberry Almond Energy Bites
6 tbsp almond butter
2 tbsp coconut flakes
2 tsp almond extract
1 cup oats, gluten free
1/3 cup raw almonds, finely chopped
1/4 cup flax seed meal
1/4 cup dried blueberries
1/4 cup agave nectar
Black Bean Brownies
Cook / prep time: 18 mins
Servings/s: 9-12 brownie pieces
1 15 oz can of black beans
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup gluten free quick oats
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil
Raw Cocoa and Almonds Energy Balls
Cook / prep time: 1 hour
Servings/s: 10 pieces
30 g ground almonds
30 g of fine oatmeal
4 tbsp raw cacao
3 tsp coconut oil
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