The original recipe came from here, a great website for those of you who are looking for encouragement and help to get in better shape / embrace a healthier lifestyle.
I feel like I’m being pre-emptive on the New Year’s resolutions bandwagon today. The things is that for some reason this Christmas I wasn’t really into making sweets. I kept trying to build myself up to it, but in the end I opted for making something I really wanted to try out. So here goes đź™‚
The ingredients, with my adjustments:
6 tablespoons hemp protein powder
3 tablespoons oats
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon goji berries
1 coffee made with approximately 75ml water, a teaspoon ofÂ instant coffee and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon raw cocoa nibs
2 tablespoons chopped roasted almonds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together with a spoon at first, then mash together with your hands (let the coffee cool down for a couple of minutes before). You may want to add the coffee little by little until you get the consistency that you want. Add more cold water if necessary.
Press into a square shape and cut into bars or smaller squares. After tasting, I decided I preferred to roast it slightly in aÂ fan oven, because it tasted too ‘raw’ to me. If you decide to do this (this step isn’t necessary), place the bars on a baking sheet and bake for ten minutes in a 180 degree oven, turning half way through.
With thanks to Mark for the coffee idea and forÂ introducing me to this websiteÂ đź™‚