Power protein bars with hemp

Power protein bars with hemp

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Superfoods
Makes
12

If you really want more protein in your diet, but would rather not rely so much on animal protein, this power bar has been made especially for you. Believe it or not, we can get so much protein from plant-based sources. I know that when I was growing up, I actually thought protein only came from animals. As I later discovered, there is actually a plethora of protein in plants, so eat up!

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
3 tablespoons chia seeds
135ml water
135ml rolled oats
65g hazelnuts, chopped
65g walnuts, chopped
80g coconut oil
3 tablespoons raw honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cacao powder
2 teaspoons carob powder
175g dates, pitted and chopped
160g shelled hemp seeds
20cm square baking tin lined with parchment paper overlapping the sides

Method

  1. Begin by soaking the chia seeds in the 135ml water in a bowl and put to one side. Preheat the oven to 150°C/ Gas 2 and spread the rolled oats and chopped nuts out on a baking tray. Lightly toast in the preheated oven for 10–15 minutes, stirring every so often. Remove from the oven, leave to cool, then transfer to a mixing bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the coconut oil with the honey, vanilla extract, and cacao and carob powders in a small saucepan. Pour this over the oats and nuts and stir in the dates, hemp seeds and soaked chia seeds.
  3. Increase the oven temperature to 180°C/Gas 4. Pour the power protein mixture into the prepared tin, press down firmly, then bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin.
  4. Once cooled, lift the sides of the parchment paper to remove the bars from the tin and cut into squares or bars. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Note

  • The protein and fibre found in hemp helps to slow down digestion, which in turn prevents a blood sugar spike and therefore sustains our energy for longer periods.
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healthy
superfoods
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