These tatsty nutritional powerhouses tick all the boxes in the macronutrient stakes. Healthy Fats: coconut oil; Protein and Complex carbs: hemp, quinoa; Antioxidant: cacao and cranberries; Taste: hello chocolate. These are a great post workout snack, not to mention the kids will love these after school, during school (leave out nuts) or whenever on the go.
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons coconut butter
- ½ cup raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
- 1 TBLS Hemp seeds
- 2 TBLS maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup puffed quinoa (see below)
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup shelled pistachios or walnuts (OMIT or SUBSTITUTE PUMPKIN SEEDS TO BE SCHOOL FRIENDLY)
Puffing quinoa lightens up quinoa’s hearty consistency without changing the nutritional profile. Simply pour quinoa into large dry pot. Heat and stir for about 5-6 minutes.
Melt coconut oil and coconut butter in a saucepan. Sift and stir in the raw cacao powder and blend in the maple syrup, hemp seeds, salt, puffed quinoa, cranberries and pistachios.
Grease and line loaf pan. Pour the mixture into pan and chill in the fridge overnight until set (overnight). Cut into snack-size bites, or heartier bars at approximately 1/2 inch thick.
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