Cashew Oat Protein Bars

First off a huge welcome back to Canada VitaFiber!! Now available here. Super happy to be working with them again! We’ve missed you! Ok now for these yummy healthy protein bars. Recipe as follows:

Cashew Oat Protein Bars

Ingredients:
•1½ cups oats
•½ cup cashews, chopped
•1½ scoop LeanFit Chocolate Whey
•1 cup peanut butter
•½ cup VitaFiber syrup
•2 Tbsp almond milk
•⅓ cup dark chocolate chips

Method:
Chop cashews into small pieces or blitz in food processor, combine with oats and whey and set aside. In small saucepan over medium-low heat combine peanut butter and VitaFiber syrup until just combined, remove from heat, stir in almond milk and mix until smooth. Add peanut butter mixture to dry ingredients and fold together with spatula or your hands, fold in chocolate chips (make sure the mixture has cooled or they will melt; place in fridge for about 10mins). Press into parchment lined dish (I used a loaf pan for thick bars but a 12×12 pan will work as well). Place in fridge to harden and slice into desire bars (I got 16 bars). Store in fridge or freezer.

Macros: (16 bars)
Calories: 197 | Carb: 18g (7g Fiber/4g Sugar) | Fat: 12g | Protein: 7g

Raw Tart

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Yummy raw tarts made with cashews! These treats are raw, vegan, gluten free, sugar free and guilt free!

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Recipe as follows:

Makes 4 tarts (4″x4″)

Filling:

  • 3/4C Raw cashews, soaked for at least 4 hours, then drained and rinsed
  • 1/2C coconut milk
  • 1Tbsp agave syrup
  • 1/2tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch pink Himalayan salt
  • beet powder or beet juice for coloring

Crust:

  • 1/4C dates, soaked 10min in warm water
  • 1/2C almonds
  • 1/4C shredded coconut
  • 1Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • Pinch pink Himalayan salt

Directions:

  1. Soak your cashews.
  2. To create the crust first process nuts in food processor until small bits, then add dates and coconut and process until dates chopped.  Stir in salt and coconut oil. Place in fridge.
  3. Blend soaked cashews and coconut milk in blender until smooth, add agave, vanilla and salt and blend. Add the beet powder or juice 1tsp at a time until desired color is achieved (I used 5 tsp of beet juice). Place in fridge to chill.
  4. Divide crust mixture into 4 parts and press into tart pans, spoon filling over top and place in fridge to chill and set for about 1hr. Garnish with fresh berries and serve.

 

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Coconut Banana Cream Tarts

 

Oh heavens! These little gems came to me in my dreams, I guess I just am missing chocolate so much I need to find another way to satisfy my cravings. Halfway done whole30! Recipe as follows: Serves 16-18

 

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Tart ingredients:

  • 1/4C Cashews
  • 1/4C Hazelnuts
  • 1/4C unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 8 Dried apricots
  • 32 Pitted dates
  • Dash cinnamon

 

Directions:

Chop nuts in food processor until little bits, add coconut, apricots, dates and cinnamon. Process until well combined or sticky enough to bind together.  Line mini muffin tin with liners, roll mixture into approximately 16-18 little balls and plop into muffin liners. Now the tricky part, press down the center of the balls with something round (I used a wooden spoon end) and create a cavity in the center (about 1/2″ deep), set aside.

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Filling Ingredients:

  • 1/2C Full fat coconut milk (coconut “cream” only)
  • 1 Banana
  • dash cinnamon

 

Directions:

Scoop out the cream from the coconut milk (Full fat coconut milk – refrigerate-top layer will be thick cream), in food processor or blender process cream with banana and cinnamon until creamy.  Spoon cream mixture into tart crusts. Voila. Keep refrigerated.

 

 

 

 

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