Powerful little bars that are very filling. I use a vegan protein powder that combines rice, pea and cranberry protein. This is a great snack, ideal for lunch boxes or will fill the gap when on the run. These bars are packed full of Vitamins A & E and zinc which make them a crucial part of your skin care regimen.
The Dry Ingredients
120g pumpkin sweeds
50g desiccated coconut
50g sesame seeds
80g ground flax seeds
50g protein powder
40g chia seeds
45g goji berries
The Wet Ingredients
250g pitted dates
140g melted coconut oil
75ml maple syrup / rice bran syrup / agave
4 tbsp. cacao powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Put the dates into a bowl and cover them with boiling water.
Pulse all the dry ingredients in a food processor for about 30 seconds. You still want a bit of bite to them. Place the dry mixture in a bowl and set aside.
Drain the dates, then put into the food processor together with the rest of the wet ingredients and mix until smooth. This might take some time, and you may have to scrape down the sides and/or add a few tablespoons of water. It should be the textrure of a sticky dark caramel.
Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
Spread the mix evenly in a 30cm x 18cm tray lined with baking parchment and place in the fridge for 30 minutes. Then cut into bars and store in an airtight container. Simple !
Your guide to living whole and well. Emma Olliff is a Registered Nutritional Therapist, wellness expert, food lover, and advocate for healthy living!