Recipe: Raw Vegan Crunch Protein Bar
We know. Vegan and Paleo don’t always go together. But when it comes to protein bars, they can be best friends. These are chock full of seeds and nuts of all kinds, and you can replace the agave with more maple syrup (or with honey) to keep it low-processed. With the inclusion of Sprouted Organic Brown Rice & Organic Pea protein we consider them Paleo-Inspired rather than strictly Paleo.
These delicious Raw Vegan Crunch Protein bars are super simple to make, it won't take you long at all.
2 scoops of Paleolicious Vegan Protein
1 ounce almonds, coarsely chopped
¾ ounce cashews, coarsely chopped
¾ ounce walnuts, coarsely chopped
45g hemp seeds
30g sunflower seeds
30g pumpkin seeds
25g sesame seeds, divided
25g whole flaxseeds, divided
13g ground flaxseed
½ ounce cacao raw chocolate nibs
½ teaspoon coarse salt
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon agave, divided
In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the Vegan Protein, almonds, cashews, walnuts, hemp, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and the ground flaxseed. Add 20g of the sesame seeds as well as 20g of the whole flaxseeds. Toss in the cacao nibs and salt. Mix everything together. Pour in the maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of the agave. Mix! Use a chopstick. Works like a dream. A sticky dream.
Get out a square baking pan. Line it with wax paper. Press down the sticky nutty/seedy/sticky stuff. Sprinkle the remaining sesame seeds and flaxseeds on top. Drizzle the final teaspoon of agave on top. Cover with saran wrap and place in your freezer for a few hours or until everything has properly hardened. Remove and cut into 8 equal pieces. Munch on.