Coconut, Cacao & Peppermint Protein Bar

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Yes, I have delved into the world of protein bars.

You know what? I love it. This delicious bar is full of healthy fats and protein (obviously), as well as those good old antioxidants from the cacao.

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The bar is actually kind of massive, so if you want to split it into two, smaller portions, feel free. If you’re eating it as a meal-on-the-run, though, don’t feel like you have to skimp. certainly don’t!

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This recipe can be gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free, nut-free, and low-carb.

Serves 1

Preparation time: 5 minutes (plus freezing)

Cooking time: 30 seconds

Ingredients:

– 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter

– 1 Tablespoon coconut oil

– 1 small scoop (15 grams) vanilla protein powder of choice

– 2 Tablespoons desiccated coconut

– 1/2 teaspoon peppermint essence, or to taste

– 1 teaspoon cacao nibs, plus extra to sprinkle (if desired)

– stevia, to taste (I omitted as my protein powder was already sweetened)

Method:

1. Microwave together the butter and coconut oil in a small, microwave-proof bowl, until mostly melted. Stir in the remaining ingredients until a crumbly mixture forms. If it looks too liquid-y, add extra coconut.

2. Form into a bar shape, using a rectangular plastic mould if possible. Sprinkle with extra cacao nibs, if desired, and freeze until solid. Enjoy! 🙂

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