Your Ultimate Guide to Protein Bars

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Protein bars have been a huge trend for some time. A few years ago, it was primarily pro-athletes who consumed protein bars, protein shakes and protein supplements, but now it’s common for home workout fans, occasional gym-goers and even people looking to curb mid-afternoon hunger to snack on protein bars.

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If you’re interested in adding protein bars into your routine, here’s everything you need to know about when to eat them, their benefits and even how to make your own.

When to Eat Protein Bars

Protein bars can be eaten at any time of day, but the most efficient time to consume a protein bar is before or after a workout. This is because protein plays a key role in supporting muscle building, repair and recovery, helping you to move closer towards your fitness goals.

Consuming protein before a workout could help you to train harder and for longer, with the muscle-building benefits helping to reduce the risk of injury.

woman eating a protein bar after a workout

What are the Benefits of Protein Bars?

The benefits of increasing your protein intake by adding protein bars into your routine could include:

  • Supporting maintenance and growth of muscle mass
  • Helping you to make a healthy choice
  • Helping to keep you feeling fuller for longer, meaning you could be less likely to snack, which could support a weight loss journey
  • Protein bars can provide a good source of important vitamins and minerals

Protein Bars at Every Health

At Every Health, we stock a range of protein bars from Garden of Life, which are available in a variety of tasty flavours.

Garden of Life’s Sport Organic Plant-Based Protein Bars are designed to support your nutrition and overall muscle health, thanks to plant-based ingredients that can fuel your exercise regime and nourish your body. Magnesium is also a key ingredient to support normal muscle function.

If you’re looking for meal replacement bars that are high in quality protein, OPTIFAST Bars are also available at Every Health. OPTIFAST Bars are a convenient option when you’re on the go, providing a satisfying meal replacement as part of a weight loss journey.

How to Make Homemade Protein Bars

Making your own protein bars means you’ve got full control over exactly what’s going in them, and it means you can incorporate protein powder from a brand you trust.

This recipe for cherry and coconut protein flapjack-style bars includes Klean Isolate (Natural Chocolate Flavour), an NSF Certified for Sport whey isolate protein powder that’s made using only clean ingredients.

Recipe: Vegan Cherry & Coconut Protein Bars

homemade protein bars


  • 400g oats
  • 200g cherries, pitted and halved
  • 200ml almond or oat milk
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 15g melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 2 scoops (approx. 3 tbsp) Klean Isolate (Natural Chocolate Flavour)


  • Preheat your oven to 180°C and grease and line a baking tin.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir all of the prepared ingredients together.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking tin and press down evenly with a spatula.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until crispy on top.
  • Allow to cool for one hour before slicing into individual flapjacks.

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2020-09-21 10:50:20By Every Health

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