THE TASTY PROTEIN BARS
If you want to indulge yourself with a healthy snack, this is the recipe for you! Between meals, on a trip, before or after exercise – any time when you want something to snack on.
½ cup of almonds
¼ cup of walnuts
¼ cup of hulled hemp seeds
1–1.5 cups of dates (dried, pitted, approx. 20 dates)
1 tbsp of coconut oil (melted)
1 tbsp of cinnamon
2 tbsp of cocoa powder
2 tbsp of hemp protein powder
¼ cup of shredded coconut
¼ cup of crystallised ginger
Cut up almonds, nuts, and dates and put them into a food processor (a blender or a mortar) and chop until the mixture starts to become sticky. Add coconut oil and cinnamon and continue chopping until a uniform mixture is obtained. Then add cocoa powder, hemp protein powder, shredded coconut, finely chopped crystallised ginger and blend them into the mixture (so that the mixture remains a bit chunky and the texture does not get too soft).
Put parchment paper on a rectangular container or a pan and spread the prepared mixture. Shape it into a single rectangle and put in the freezer for 10 minutes (until it hardens). Cut into smaller pieces, in the desired shape. Alternatively, the prepared mixture can be rolled into small balls before putting it into the freezer. The prepared bars can be kept in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for up to one month.
If the mixture is too moist, add more cocoa or hemp protein powder. If the mixture is not moist enough, add more coconut oil or dates.