Cashew Hemp Protein Bars

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If you are looking for a way to make delicious power bars that will give the energy you need for a good workout, look no further! I made this power bars after researching different ways of utilizing the Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts, my latest obsession. I also added in some hemp protein powder from the same brand. I’ve been hooked on their products for a while now and I’m very excited to share with you how I use them in my kitchen.

These protein bars are full of different minerals that make them perfect for a pre-workout snack, whether it’s in the morning or the afternoon. They can be also made into bites instead of bars but I find the bars to be less messy.

Nutritional Information:

  • Servings: 10
  • Calories: 160
  • Carbohydrate: 22 g
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Total Fat: 7.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g
  • Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 120 mg   5 %
  • Potassium: 220 mg 5%
  • Vitamin A: 2%      Thiamin: 10 %               Riboflavin: 5 %
  • Niacin: 3%              Vitamin B6: 6 %            Folate: 3 %
  • Vitamin C: 1%        Pantothenic Acid: 5 %
  • Vitamin E: 3 %       Calcium: 3 %                Iron: 12%
  • Zinc: 15%                 Copper: 35 %               Magnesium: 20 %
  • Phosphorus: 15 %  Manganese: 20%        Selenium: 6 %
  • Omega 3: 0.2 g  (12%)

The percentage sign refers to the daily recommended value. This value may be higher for you if you are an athlete or have a particular nutritional deficiency.

Cashew Hemp Protein Bars

Necessary equipment:

  • a food processor
  • wax paper
  • a rolling pin

Ingredients:

10 bars

  • 1 1/4 cup of cashews, can be either raw or roasted
  • 1 cup of raw pitted dates, preferably Medjool but Deglet will also work
  • 1/4 cup of hemp protein powder
  • 2 T. of raw honey OR agave
  • 1 T. of vanilla extract
  • 1 T. of hemp hearts
  • 1 T. of maca root powder
  • 1/2 t. of sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Put the cashews, dates, protein powder, honey, vanilla extract, maca root powder, and sea salt in a food processor.
  2. Pulse to a finely ground mixture that resembles wet sand and can be formed into shape with your hands. You might need to add some water to make it stick more.
  3. Transfer the mixture onto a spread out wax paper and cover with another sheet.
  4. Use a rolling pin to flatten it out to desired thickness (for me, it’s a little more than 1/2 inch).
  5. Use your fingers to shape the edges evenly.
  6. Take off the top wax sheet and sprinkle some hemp hearts on top of the mixture. Press them in so that they stick to the surface.
  7. Use a knife to cut the mixture into bar shape.
  8. Use wax paper to individually wrap each of the ten bars.
  9. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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