Vegan Nom Nom Protein Bars
“Chicken or beef?” the flight stewardess asked me. I quickly eyed the food everyone around me was getting and said to her, “no, thank you” because it looked horrendous. The chicken was bathed in a gray sauce (a ‘mushroom’ sauce) and the beef was accompanied by bad french fry impersonators. So I sat back instead, opened my carry-on bag, and got out a few of these protein bars. So, while everyone else dug into their reconstituted chicken et al, I enjoyed these bars with immense gusto. They weren’t exactly lookers (because I made them a bit deformed), but man did they deliver a hefty punch of nommage! Here’s the recipe:
1/4 cup vanilla pea protein powder (or casein)
1/4 cup goji berries
1 tablespoons pumpkin seed butter
1/4 cup date syrup
3 tablespoons coconut flour
3/4 cup cartoned coconut milk
4 squares 90% dark chocolate
1. Using an immersion blender or a good old fork, mix all the above ingredients together (except for the chocolate). Once your mix looks ‘moldeable’, shape it into six little bars. If it’s too sticky or too wet or too crumbly, adapt the batter by adding either more protein powder, more coconut flour, or more milk (just follow the guidelines in my Protein Bar Wizardry ebook).
2. Once your bars are shaped, melt your chocoalte in a bain marie – a glass bowl on top of a pot of boiling water. Then, dip the bars in there or spoon the chocolate on top before transferring to the freezer for 30 minutes to allow for the chocolate to set. That’s it: done! I ended up adding a bit of honey comb on top for the extra crunch but this is optional and could be subbed with some nuts if you don’t mind adding nuts to your bars ;-)
Macros per Serving (out of 6):
16g carbs (out of which 9g is fiber!)
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