Turmeric Protein Bars (Vegan)
These Turmeric Protein Bars will set your spice-loving soul ablaze! They’re sweet, they’re warming, and they’re absolutely delicious. I made them using a turmeric latte mix (more on this below) but, if you don’t have one, don’t worry. You can use just regular turmeric powder OR, if you want to kick things up a further notch, you can grate some actual turmeric root into your batter.
Turmeric is extremely colorful and adds an amazing punch of flavour to whatever you are cooking. You don’t need a lot either, a little bit of turmeric goes a long way! Turmeric has the added benefit of having anti-inflammatory properties thanks to curcumin, one of turmeric’s main active ingredients (you can read more about that here). That’s part of the reason why it’s become as popular as it has (a bit like matcha!)
Turmeric isn’t just nice for savory foods and lattes though, it’s absolutely gorgeous in turmeric protein bars and truffles! Just a little bit of turneruc adds an amazing punch of flavour that, those of you who like zesty foods will love. The recipe is very simple – check out the video I posted on our Instagram feed and give this a go!
4g (1/2 tbsp) turmeric latte mix ( see Note 1 below for subs)
1/8 cup (15g) pea protein (see Note 2 below for subs)
1/4 cup (30g) ground almonds
2 tbsp (around 36g) crunchy peanut butter
1/8 (21) agave syrup
2.5 tbsp(18ml) almond or rice milk (just enough to bind everything together!)
Macros per bar (out of 4): 132kcals, 7.8gcarbs, 7.45g protein, 8g fat and 2gfiber!
1. Combine all ingredients in a big bowl and, using your (ideally gloved?) hands, press every thing to get her until you get a big and delicious protein dough. Taste it but control yourself, you don’t want to eat it all yet, even though you’ll likely want to!
2. Press this dough onto a (baking paper-lined) tray. Stick it in the fridge for 15-30 minutes (this will make the bars easier to cut.)
3. Slice and enjoy!
1. If you want to sub the turmeric latte mix I used (this), feel free to use 2 tsp turmeric powder and 2 tbsp coconut flour or almond flour! Do try a turmeric latte mix though, they’re (usually) lovely! This one, available in the US, sounds amazing.
2. Regarding pea proteins, I recommend our unflavored golden pea powder– not just because we sell it but because it’s less savoury than a lot of other pea proteins out there -and very versatile too. If you don’t want to use pea, you can use another veggie blend. If you want to use whey, you can though you’ll have to play with the other ingredients by upping the amount of ground almonds you use.
PS: If you want to turn these bars into truffles, go for it! They turn out gorgeous, look: