Fiber can be tricky to get enough of. It’s mostly found in vegetables that aren’t too tasty if eaten by themselves.
We think fiber can — and should — be fun. Try these recipes to sneak some fiber into your diet next time you want a healthy treat.
Grabanzos Peanut Butter and Banana Parfait
Recipe (makes 2 servings):
For peanut butter chia yogurt
70 mL (1/4 c.) oat milk
150 g (1/2 c.) Greek yogurt (I used 2% fat)
20 g (5 tsp.) chia seeds
15 g (2 tbsp.) peanut butter powder
27 g (1 tbsp.) honey
dash of salt
dash of vanilla extract
1 banana, sliced into rounds
8 dark chocolate Grabanzos, crushed
Mix ingredients for the peanut butter chia yogurt in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 15 min (this allows the chia to absorb water and gel!)
Slice the banana and crush the Grabanzos. Serve layered for a traditional parfait look or add toppings on top of the yogurt in a bowl!
If you’d like, you can reduce sugar by subbing honey with your favorite low or no Calorie sweetener! For a more indulgent experience, you can sub the peanut butter powder for peanut butter.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars
Recipe (makes 12 bars):
Recipe adapted from Chew Out Loud
250 g (1 c.) chunky peanut butter
160 g (1 3/4 c.) rolled oats
142 g (1 1/4 c.) chocolate whey protein
120 mL (1/2 c.) oat milk
38 g (2 tbsp.) honey
30 g oat fiber
In a saucepan on low heat, heat and combine peanut butter, oat milk, and honey until combined. Add protein powder, rolled oats, and oat fiber.
Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper or lightly grease to prevent sticking. Scoop mixture into the pan and press until evenly distributed. Cool and cut into rows of 4×3 to create 12 bars.
For extra indulgence, melt and drizzle chocolate over the top! Bars stay fresh longer when refrigerated (~1 week).
Chocolate whey protein and oat milk can be subbed for your preferred protein powder or milk. If you prefer a firmer bar, add a little extra rolled oats! Bars can be made sweeter with extra honey to taste.