IMG_4602The 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 🙂

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 of instant coffee and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 teaspoon raw cocoa nibs

2 tablespoons chopped roasted almonds

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

To make:

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 a 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 for introducing me to this website 🙂

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