Protein Bars and Powders for Gym Devotees
Protein is an important part of any workout. It's essential for muscle building, fat loss, and workout recovery. Plenty of protein-filled products have infiltrated the market but choosing the right post-workout snack for you is essential to making the most of your gym time. These are the top protein snacks on Influenster:
With 12 grams of protein, these bars come in a variety of flavors that satisfy hunger without compromising health. They have a nougaty texture, are gluten free, and come in under 200 calories per bar. They're also packed full of folic acid, calcium, iron, and vitamin D to help keep your diet balanced.
What Influensters are saying: "These Luna protein bars are so good! The great taste of the regular Luna bars but these are packed full of protein! Perfect for a quick grab in the morning on the way to the gym." - Mikayla M.
This energy bar is formulated with soy protein and 23 vitamins and minerals to sustain your energy on your next adventure. It was formulated to meet the needs of athletes and active people. Cocoa and chocolate chips in the mix give it the taste of a fresh baked brownie.
What Influensters are saying: "I like the cliff bars as a pre-workout snack. They give me just the boost I need to power through without making me feel lethargic." - Katie P.
These chewy protein bars pack a crunch with whole nuts and 10 grams of protein. At under 200 calories per bar, these gluten free treats perfectly balance sweet-and-salty flavors for a snack that will keep you feeling as great as it tastes.
What Influensters are saying: "Wow this is my favorite snack when I go skiing. Best flavor and gives me the energy to be on the slopes all day." - Alejandra F.
To maintain and increase lean muscle mass, this powder—packed with whey protein isolates—is an Influenster favorite. This chocolate-flavored protein powder is easily mixed with a spoon and each serving provides 24 grams of all-whey protein and 5.5 grams of naturally occurring Branched Chain Amino Acids.
What Influensters are saying: "I generally just shake this up with water after my workout (less calories!). I don't take this every day because I still try to get my daily intake of protein through actual food but it's definitely a great addition if you are hitting the gym and looking to get stronger. I started doing weights about half a year ago and I've gotten amazing results just from consistently going and eating properly to heal and grow my muscles." - Tina C.
These wafer bars have the texture and taste of your favorite wafer candy bar but are packed with protein and contain significantly less sugar. Plus, they contain 13 grams of protein and di- and tripeptide-technology that formulates the protein to be most compatible with the human metabolism.
What Influensters are saying: "With only 5 grams sugar per bar, 13 grams of protein and 10 grams of carbs, and 200 calories these bars are a great choice for after workout or as a meal replacement. Peanut butter is my favorite but the vanilla are good too. They have quite a few flavors to pick from with salted caramel and chocolate ones I've tried. Walmart seems to have the best price at $1.28 per bar. I keep them refrigerated because I enjoy them cold. I would recommend these protein bars as a smart choice." - Julie W.
This pre-mixed drink contains 16 grams of high-quality protein to help you stay active and strong. Each bottle contains a shake that is low lactose and gluten free and 23 vitamins and minerals that add essential nutrition. With a delicious milk chocolate flavor, you won't believe you're drinking a protein shake.
What Influensters are saying: "I am a vegetarian so I don't get all the protein that I need. These shakes give me the extra protein I lack but also taste great! I'll take them on the go for a quick liquid lunch if I'm in a hurry." - Erin L.
These bars are made with a blend of nuts and fruit for a natural, whole-food approach to an energy bar. Depending which bar you choose, you'll get a different nutritional benefit. But each bar is kosher, vegan, non-GMO, soy free, dairy free, and gluten free.
What Influensters are saying: "Who can say no to bars consisting of fruits and nuts and are made without genetically modified ingredients? I love these on the go, for snacking, and even as a small meal. It's healthy and has enough protein to get me through the day as a supplement." - Rosie G.
This vegan, non-GMO, kosher, gluten, soy, and dairy free protein powder is made from raw hemp seeds that offers 10 grams of digestible protein. Hemp is also a balanced source of omega-3 and 6 essential fatty acids and contains all 10 essential Amino Acids.
What Influensters are saying: "I recently tried this, and I really enjoy it, It's got a pretty good taste while getting the healthy benefits you've been needing, I would definitely try it!" - Alexis R.
The crowd-favorite KIND Bar has undergone a protein transformation in these KIND Plus bars. with 7 grams of protein and 50% of your daily value of vitamins A, C, and E, these bars are the perfect way to increase your protein intake in a delicious way.
What Influensters are saying: "This is like eating a candy bar, and not feeling any of the guilt. It's a great tasting snack that is actually not bad for you. Gluten free, non-GMO, and nothing artificial." - Janet P.
This "20 gram protein bar" is full of protein, omega-3 and 6, and fiber to give provide a fantastic post-workout snack. This mint chocolate bar is a tasty way to build lean muscle with really plant protein to help muscles heal.
What Influensters are saying: "I've had my fair share of protein bars, and in my experience, they usually taste more like cardboard and less like the advertised flavor. That has never been my experience with Probar Core bars, Mint Chocolate included. The flavor is spot on and delicious." - Bethany S.
What's your favorite post-workout protein snack? Share it with us in the comments.