10 Healthy Protein, Energy, and Snack Bar Recipes

10 Healthy Protein, Energy, and Snack Bar Recipes

When junk-food cravings strike, having healthy, delicious snacks within reach is key.

Grabbing an energy bar, protein bar, or even a healthy granola bar can keep you from going off the rails at the vending machine, or worse, steering your car into the nearest fast food drive-thru.

We’ve got you covered with these delicious, nutritionist-approved bars recipes!

Got a spare five minutes in your schedule? Then try a quick no-bake recipe like our Homemade Energy Bars made with Shakeology and other wholesome ingredients. Or if you’ve more time to spend in the kitchen, then Cranberry Crumble Bars and No-Bake S’mores Bars involve a few more steps, but the results are worth it.

(But if you’re in a rush, a BEACHBAR is just the ticket: This crunchy, chewy snack bar is a good source of protein (10 grams) and just 150 calories — perfect for a wholesome snack. Click here to get your carton of BEACHBARS!)

1. No-Bake S’mores Bars

Made with real graham crackers and a clever combination of both Chocolate and Vanilla Shakeology, these marshmallowy No-Bake S’mores Bars contain all the essential elements of that campfire classic – and they have a full serving of protein!

New Beachbody bars recipes No-Bake S'mores Bars

What you’ll need:

  • 2 whole wheat graham crackers (1 cracker sheet each) broken into large pieces
  • 1 large ripe banana mashed
  • ½ cup all-natural almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 scoops Chocolate Shakeology divided use
  • ¾ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
  • 2 to 3 drops marshmallow flavor (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin organic coconut oil melted

Find out how to make No-Bake S’mores Bars.

2. No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Bars

Need a healthy snack that you can make in minutes and take with you anywhere? This protein bars recipe is as easy as mixing together a few all-natural ingredients and pressing them into a pan. Boom – done.

New Beachbody bars recipes No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Bars

What you’ll need:

  • 2 scoops Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 cup egg white powder
  • 2 cups dry old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp. wheat germ
  • 2 tbsp. flax seed
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup. unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • ¼ cup all-natural almond butter
  • 2 large ripe bananas mashed
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Find out how to make No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Bars.

3. Super Seed Energy Bars

Our Super Seed Energy Bars are cookie/bar hybrid with an irresistible combination of ingredients. Shredded coconut, sunflower seed butter, honey, and dried cranberries make for a bar that tastes more like a crunchy peanut butter cookie than a healthy energy bar.

New Beachbody bars recipes Super Seed Energy Bars

What you’ll need:

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup chopped raw pecans (or walnuts or cashews)
  • ⅓ cup sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup ground flax seeds
  • ¼ cup unsweetened dried cranberries (or unsweetened dried fruit like apricots, blueberries, or cherries)
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ¼ cup raw honey

Find out how to make Super Seed Energy Bars.

4. Strawberry Lemonade Bars

You can whip up these healthy Strawberry Lemonade Bars in a snap. With Strawberry Shakeology, fresh strawberries, and tangy lemon zest, these delightfully satisfying, healthy bars really do taste like strawberry lemonade.

New Beachbody bars recipes Strawberry Lemonade Bars

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups dry old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 4 Medjool dates, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup sliced strawberries
  • 2 tsp. finely grated lemon peel (lemon zest)
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin organic coconut oil
  • 1 scoop Strawberry (or Vanilla) Shakeology
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)

Find out how to make Strawberry Lemonade Bars.

5. Homemade Energy Bars

One of our all-time favorite Beachbody bars recipes, these customizable Homemade Energy Bars are another no-bake snack worth bookmarking. Sweet dates and your choice of dried fruit and nuts give these energy bars a natural sweetness you’ll love.

New Beachbody bars recipes Homemade Energy Bars

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup whole pitted dates (or prunes)
  • 1 cup dried fruit (like apricots, prunes, figs, raisins, cranberries, blueberries, or cherries)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (or seeds) (like almonds, walnuts, cashews, sesame seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, or sunflower seeds)
  • 2 scoops Shakeology, any flavor

Find out how to make Homemade Energy Bars.

6. Cranberry Granola Bars

With just 87 calories per serving and only 8 grams of sugar, these Cranberry Granola Bars are a yummy snack that won’t throw you off track.

New Beachbody bars recipes Cranberry Granola Bars

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup low-fat granola
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Find out how to make Cranberry Granola Bars.

7. Shakeology Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Grab one of these Shakeology Chocolate Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars for a quick protein pick-me-up that tastes like a brownie.

New Beachbody bars recipes Shakeology Chocolate Oat Bars

What you’ll need:

  • 2 scoops Chocolate Shakeology
  • ½ cup dry old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup all-natural peanut butter
  • ½ large ripe banana, mashed
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Find out how to make Shakeology Chocolate Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars.

8. Cranberry Bliss Bars

This brand-new Beachbody bar recipe is based on a popular coffee shop dessert. We kept all of the flavors of Cranberry Bliss Bars but left out the heaps of sugar, butter, and empty calories of store-bought bars.

New Beachbody bars recipes Cranberry Bliss Bars

What you’ll need:

  • ⅔ cup dry old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup all-natural smooth almond butter
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • ¼ cup chopped raw pecans
  • 1½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1½ scoops Vanilla Shakeology
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened dried cranberries

Find out how to make Cranberry Bliss Bars.

9. Double Chocolate No-Bake Vegan Brownies

When is a brownie also a healthy bar? When they are these sinfully delicious, gooey Double Chocolate No-Bake Vegan Brownies. All it takes is four ingredients — ready, set, go!

New Beachbody bars recipes Double Chocolate No-Bake Vegan Brownies

What you’ll need:

  • ½ cup mashed ripe banana
  • ½ cup all-natural smooth peanut butter
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 scoops Chocolate Vegan Shakeology

Find out how to make these Double Chocolate No-Bake Vegan Brownies.

10. Cranberry Crumble Bars

Pair these Cranberry Crumble Bars with your morning coffee or grab one for a healthy-ish afternoon snack. With a wholesome crust made from raw almonds and oats, a lightly sweet and tangy cranberry filling, and a crumbled oat topping, these may become your new favorite treat.

New Beachbody bars recipes Cranberry-Crumble-Bars

What you’ll need:

    Crust

  • 1 cup dry old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup whole raw almonds
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin organic coconut oil
    Filling

  • 3 cups coarsely chopped cranberries
  • ¼ cup 100% orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp. finely grated orange peel (orange zest)
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
    Topping

  • 3 Tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup dry old fashioned oats
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1½ tsp. extra-virgin organic coconut oil

Find out how to make Cranberry Crumble Bars.

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