You need a protein hit but there are too many bars to choose from, and some of them taste like a paper bag. Help is at hand…
The Promax Restore has 20g of protein (60g bars are also available) with added vitamin D (1mcg) and magnesium (at least 85mg).
The Cyclone Strength bars also have 20g protein, and contain creatine (3g), calcium HMB (1.6g) and zinc (3.9mg).
£22.99 for 12x60g bars www.maxinutrition.com
40% Protein FitThe 53% protein bar has 27g of fast and slow-acting proteins, while the 40% Protein Fit bars are packed with 14 grams of slow-acting protein and contain less than 1g of sugar. They also contain copper, great for maintaining connective tissues.
£28.56 for 24 x 35g bars (40% Protein Fit)£67.20 for 24 x 50g bars (53% Protein Bar) www.multipower.com
My Protein’s Pro Bar Elite bars are packed with 26g of high quality protein derived from a blend of whey protein concentrate and milk proteins. They also have crunchy toppings and sweetened dark and milk chocolate coatings.
£20.99 for 12 bars www.myprotein.com
The Opti-Lean Whey bar is high in fibre, high in protein and low in sugars. It helps support lean muscle growth and maintenance post exercise, and contains CLA, L-carnitine and green tea.
£33.49 for 12 bars www.onacademy.co.uk
PhD Nutrition have recently launched the Smart Bar. Free from palm oil, each bar has 20g of quality protein, no carbs and less than 1.9 grams of sugar per bar (flavour dependent). Each one is filled with a caramel layer and cocoa crispies.
£2.49 per bar www.phd-supplements.com