protein bar

This has got to be one of my favourite recipe creations of late. I was looking for a way to incorporate my favourite ingredients like macadamia nuts, cacao powder, coconut oil and plant-based protein powders. The below ingredients are for a SMALL version of the slice. Whereas the one photographed is made using DOUBLE so it was an EPIC slab!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

The Base

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

  • 1 cup shredded coconut 

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Vanilla Layer

  • 1 cup macadamias

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla bean

  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder(I used Nature's Way Bio Fermented Plant Based)

Chocolate Layer

  • 1 cup macadamias

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder

  • 1/2 cup chocolate protein  powder

Acai Berry Layer

  • 1 cup macadamias

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup Nature's Way Acai Plus Berries Powder

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Dark Chocolate Topping

  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder

  • 1/2 cup cacao butter

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • Pinch of salt 

 

HOW IT'S DONE

  1. Using one large powerful food processor, work your way through each section, freezing each as you go. So break it down like this.

  2. Combine your base ingredients in food processor, blend until combined, and press into a baking tray lined with baking paper. Set in freezer to firm up.

  3. Combine your vanilla layer ingredients and blitz until well combined. Pour evenly across the base layer. Set in freezer to set slightly.

  4. Combine your chocolate layer ingredients and blitz until well combined. Pour evenly across the vanilla layer. Set in freezer to set slightly.

  5. Combine your acai berry layer ingredients and blitz until well combined. Pour evenly across the chocolate layer. Set in freezer to set slightly.

  6. Melt down your chocolate topping ingredients until nice and runny and smooth, pour over the pre-set acai layer. Set the whole thing in freezer until firm and slice when you want a feed!

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Luke Hines

I'm Luke Hines, The Clean Living Cook. I'm all about celebrating real food, that tastes phenomenal! And he believes it should be something everyone can enjoy by making it fun, sustainable and delicious. I am proudly supporting Junk Free June to raise much needed funds and awareness for the cancer council. This awesome and fun annual fundraising event challenges people to eat a healthy diet for 30 days, which to me is a no brainer. Healthy eating combined with raising money for charity? Thats a win win in my books. The impact a healthy diet has on your health long term is epic, and sometimes underestimated, so whilst you are raising these much needed funds, you’re actually bettering your health, and empowering yourself to a happier and brighter future.