These bars are made from literally TWO ingredients: Whey Protein Powder & VitaFiber (plus optional extras.. see below!). If you’ve never heard of VitaFiber before, it’s a low calorie sweetener and prebiotic fiber which is the SECRET ingredient in many popular protein bars – including Quest Bars! VitaFiber tastes sweet and is poorly digested in the human digestive tract, thus providing fewer calories (1.5 kcal/g) overall.
Ingredients for 6 protein bars:
- 125g VitaFiber
- ¼ cup water
- 180g Whey protein powder
- Optional: oats, cocoa, chopped nuts, peanut butter, vanilla, anything else you want to add!
Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, add the 180g of whey protein powder
Step 2: In a small sauce pan, heat 125g of Vitafiber until you start to see bubbles
Step 3: Add ¼ cup of water to the Vitafiber and stir
Step 4: Remover the pan from the heat and pour the mixture into the mixing bowl of whey protein powder
Step 5: Add in any other optional ingredients at this time
Step 6: Mix ingredients together until you get a sticky dough like consistency
Step 7: Mold into a bar shape either using a silicone tray or on parchment paper
Step 8: Let cool in fridge for 30 minutes and enjoy!
Rachel Scheer is a Certified Nutritionist who received her degree from Baylor University in Nutrition Science and Dietetics. Rachel has her own private nutrition and counseling practice located in McKinney, Texas. Rachel has helped clients with a wide range of nutritional needs enhance their athletic performance, improve their physical and mental health, and make positive lifelong eating and exercise behavior changes.