Want to know the secret to having consistent motivation to workout?
Things like these waiting for you either pre or post exercise.
I’m not even kidding when I tell you my mood went from slightly dreading my workout for the last two days (only because of the length of these phase 2 livefit workouts, not because I don’t like the program) to full out excited when I remembered these were in the fridge. Chocolate has that kind of affect.
It’s a sad thing to come home to an empty fridge after traveling, but it’s a whole other level of sad/difficult/frustrating to not have any good prepped workout food on hand. If I’m going to be anywhere near successful in eating well and focusing on protein content, I need stuff on hand and ready because if I come up the stairs from our gym in the basement (currently inhabited by a rogue cricket who will not shut the hell up as I type this from a level above him) without a post workout snack planned out, things go south quickly.
It just so happens that these planned snacks have 3 different kinds of chocolate going on with their 10g of glorious protein a piece.
Funny how that happened.
If Jamie is going to superset me to death for an hour and a half, you can bet there will be more of these being made for the remainder of phase 2.
Oh, and pb on top? It’s protein, why not?
- 1 cup oat flour
- ¼ cup almond flour
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
- 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons liquid egg whites (or 2 whites)
- ¼ cup NuNaturals stevia baking blend
- ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
- ¼ cup almond milk
- 3 tablespoons dark chocolate chips (optional)
- 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease an 8 x 8 baking dish.
- Combine through salt in a large bowl, set aside.
- Combine eggs and stevia and whisk together until fully incorporated in a medium bowl.
- Add remaining wet ingredients to the medium bowl and whisk together.
- Pour wet into dry ingredients and add in chocolate chips and walnuts if using.
- Pour batter into baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Let cool completely in pan and then cut into 9 squares, wrap individually and store in refrigerator.
Inspired by Jamie Eason’s chocolate protein bars