The humble protein bar – we’re here to resurrect you! Yes, we like a protein ball as much as the next person and you’ll find plenty of them in our recipe collection; but supermarket shelves are full of protein and energy bars right now so why not cut out the additives and preservatives and make your own?
As with most of our recipes, this one is easy, quick and we’re confident even the most novice of chefs could create their own take on this simple treat. We’ve gone with a standard version below, but you can use your imaginations and add whatever you want to make your protein bar right for you.
You’ll need a food processor for this one.
Pop your nuts in the food processor and turn on full power until they’re processed to a fine consistency. Add the cashew butter (or nut butter of your choice), cacao, protein powder and lucuma (or maple syrup if you prefer). Mix again and then add the dates in two batches. This will allow the dates to bind better with the rest of the mixture. Finally, add a splash of almond milk until the mixture is slightly sticky.
Poor out into a lined baking tray (9x9” should be okay), and pat down until the mix is firm in the pan. Pop straight into the freezer to set for 15 minutes and then remove and cut into bars. Keep them in the fridge for a week and you’ll be snacking the right way.