Amaranth Puff Protein Bars

If you follow me on Instagram, you might know that I'm making a real effort to increase my protein intake.  I discovered that I've been getting less than half of my RDA, which explains a lot, such as my snails pace muscle and strength gain which has been driving me mad.  I've always struggled with protein intake as I eat a largely vegetarian diet (anyone in the same boat?) and have struggled with the concept of protein shakes (until I found this one).  

Amaranth has a really decent protein content - get hold of some amaranth pops and you'll be making these bars in no time.

Ingredients
Makes 1 tray

100g coconut oil
200g cashew butter
3tbsp brown rice syrup
Pinch sea salt
30g cacao powder
2tsp lucuma
100g amaranth puffs
2 medjool dates, finely chopped

Method

- Melt the coconut oil along with the cashew butter, brown rice syrup and salt. 

- Remove from the heat and add the cacao, and lucuma.  Stir until smooth. 

- Add the amaranth puffs and stir to coat.

- Add the medjool dates and stir to combine.

- Line a baking sheet and spread the mixture to an even 1-2cm thick.

- Refrigerate until set before cutting into bars.  Store in the fridge.


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