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On-the-go protein bars

On-the-go protein bars

With peanut butter and papaya cream, these bars are as rich and delicious as they are nutritious.

BASE

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats, blended into a flour
  • 1/2 cup vegan protein powder 
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds/hearts 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened or melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Add everything to a mixing bowl and combine well. Turn dough into a lined can tin or a silicone mould. Set aside.

TOPPING

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water 4 hours then drained
  • 1/2 Ruby Rise Red Papaya, flesh only (discard the seeds and skin)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp cacao butter
  • Optional- 5 drops grapefruit essential oil

Method:

  1. Add coconut oil and cacao butter to a heat proof bowl. Set over a pot of gently simmering water and allow to melt. Once liquid, remove from heat and set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blitz until very smooth. Pour this over the base and set in the freezer for a few hours.

To finish, remove bars from freezer and cake tin. Allow to defrost a little before cutting into serving sizes. Store in an air tight container in the fridge or freezer. 

Recipe by Jade Woodd – Panaceas Pantry.