Another hour, another snack. With 3 boys in the house, its no wonder I am on a constant search for new healthy snacking options. This is just another one of my creations I thought I would share with you.
Hazelnuts:One of the only nut exceptionally high in folates, so preggie mums, eat away! They also contain a range of B vitamins, Vitamin E and numerous minerals including iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc and calcium. And, they taste awesome.
Rice Protein: This is a concentrated form of protein (about 80%) and is very easily digested and absorbed. I usually recommend using Rice Protein, Soy Protein & Hemp Protein. I also recommend using a variety of proteins. My morning smoothie Protein is a mix of unflavoured Soy Isolate and Fermented Rice Protein.
Hazelnut & Rice Protein Squares
Makes: 10 squares
Prep time: 20 min + refrigeration
11/2 cups raw hazelnuts
1 cup pitted dates
¼ cup Goji berries
½ cup dessicated coconut
1/3 cup rice protein powder
2 tbsp rice malt syrup
1 tsp cacao powder
Line small baking tray with baking paper
Process all the ingredients until a chunky, sticky mix of all is achieved
Press onto baking tray (approx. 1.5cm thick)
Place in the fridge or freezer until firm
Cut into squares and store in a jar or container in the fridge