The Perfect Recovery Bar

 The Perfect Recovery Bar

Bryn's Amazing Recovery Bar

I am so excited to do another FUN GIVE AWAY and post a fantastic recovery bar that has become a staple in our house!

A few months back I did a mountain bike race, 12 hours in Mesa Verde, with a bunch of our good friends.  The race is 12 hours and the teams that get the most laps in win.  We had a team of four girls.  It was a really fun course.  The only bummer was I broke my chain the first lap and had to run my bike back a mile to the starting line!  I ended up having to borrow someone else’s bike for the remaining laps.  A little crazy but SO fun.

One of our friends,  Bryn Bingham, was down at the race with her husband racing a duo team. Which means she did double the amount of laps that we did, in a more competitive bracket.  She is a talented personal trainer, and crazy FAST on her mountain bike.  While we were doing the race Bryn shared with us her homemade recovery bars.  She made this recipe up to be the perfect balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and electrolytes to repair your body after a  workout or race.  Not only will they help you repair and rebuild your muscles for faster recovery but they TASTE AMAZING!! 

I started making these for my kids after swimming lessons.  We call them swimming lesson bars.  You don’t have to do a crazy endurance race or work out to enjoy them :).

Bryn was nice enought to share the recipe with us and give away a FREE body composition OR 30 minute phone consultation to one lucky reader.

I mentioned that Bryn was a personal trainer, not just any trainer but a legit one.  She has a bachelors degree in Exercise science, is a nationally certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, through the NSCA, and was a division 1 college athlete.    The thing I like about Bryn is she not only helps with exercise part of it, she looks at nutrition too, which is  essential to reach your goals.   

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

  • Calories 166
  • Fat 6.7g
  • Carbs 27g
  • Fiber 2.4g
  • Sugar 18.4g
  • Protein 6.6g

This bar is good if you are going to keep it in the fridge and eat it as a snack or when you get home from a workout

Variations: Substitute chocolate chips for ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut and ¼ cup dried cranberries.

Nutrition Facts: 1 bar (with  variation)

  • Calories: 169
  • Fat: 6.6g
  • Carbs: 21g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Protein: 5.3g





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79 Responses to The Perfect Recovery Bar

  1. marianne says:

    Looks like a yummy bar and I would love to win this giveaway! Thanks so much!

  2. Becky says:

    I am going to make this and bring it to the Red Rock Relay!! So excited -thanks!

  3. Priscilla says:

    Hi These look wonderful.

    ps I want to win!


  4. Stephanie says:

    can you say what brand of protein powder you use? thanks!

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    I’m following Unconventional Kitchen on YouTube! Can you tell I really want some help getting to my goal weight? 🙂

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  12. Angie Johnson says:

    these bars look so delicious! I think they would also make an excellent lunch for my girls for back to school! Thanks!

  13. Kendra says:

    Thanks for this recipe! I hope I win the giveaway. It’s a good one!

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  17. Arlyn says:

    Those look so yummy!

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  25. Looks delicious! I’d love to win.

  26. Temple says:

    I am so impressed…busy mom, healthy eater and you just competed in a mountain bike race?! Thank you for being such an inspiration and thank you for all the great recipes!!

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    I’m subscribed on you tube, Facebook and emails!! 🙂

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    And I have 5000+ friends on fb who I share your recipes with!! 🙂

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  31. Karen says:

    So easy, looks yummy! Hope I win!

  32. Melissa says:

    I can’t wait to try these. I always love your recipes!

  33. Jana says:

    I am definitely going to make these for a relay I am running in Sept. They would be perfect! I already ‘like’ you on FB.

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  37. kathy says:

    I am subscibed to youtube,and facebook and already get your e-mails. That recipe looks great. I am going to give it a try. Thanks

  38. Leah says:

    These look great! I’ve been making my husband protein bars, but we will have to try this one now too:)

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    I follow you on FB. I would be thrilled to win the giveaway!

  43. Kathryn says:

    Yummy and healthy too!

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    Need this

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  47. Kristin says:

    This bar looks awesome! Can’t wait to try it!

  48. Kristin says:

    PS… I follow you on FB. That’s good for two entries right? 🙂

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  52. Heather Pearson says:

    I love your blog and giveaways! However, I don’t know if I should qualify for this one. :o) What a great giveaway though!!!

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  54. Jessica H says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I love that she focuses on a plant-based diet, which is really rare to find. And the bars look so good! I can’t wait to give them a try. 🙂

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    I also follow you on Facebook!

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    I’d love this giveaway!

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  63. Lori says:

    Hi! I’m a little confused…you say the second recipe has coconut oil in it but I am only seeing one recipe. Thanks!!

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  66. Ellen says:

    I don’t see the link for the energy bar recipe either. Did a search for it with no results/

    I use a hemp protein powder – has a mild flavor. I don’t care for flavored protein powders I thought I might add cocoa powder but I rather not have chocolate flavored bars. Anyone have other ideas? Would like to try this recipe if I can tweak it! Thanks

    • Desi says:

      Hi Ellen! Hemp protein powder is a great idea. I wonder if you add orange rind, or something that has a strong flavor.

    • Desi says:

      Hi Ellen! Hemp protein powder is a great idea. I wonder if you add orange rind and a few drops of orange essential oil, or something that has a strong flavor.

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