Try This No-Bake, Gluten-Free, Hemp Seed Protein Bar Recipe

Reap the benefits of hemp with your chocolate fix!

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Based in Sydney, Keira Rumble (Krumble) is a self-confessed food addict, travel and wellness writer, recipe developer, certified nutritional advisor, model and business owner. When she isn’t running in between meetings, you can find her taking her two sausage dogs for long walks on the beach.

Last year, hemp was hailed a nutrition powerhouse—and you can expect to see plenty more of where that came from in 2019. As far as health benefits go, hemp is one of the very few plant foods that contain all essential amino acids—making it a complete protein. Hemp also contains zinc, iron, copper, magnesium, and manganese that are all required for the body to function properly, alongside the perfect balance of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids, which makes it the ultimate brain food.

“I take CBD daily (I have for a few years) and I most likely will find a way to get hemp protein or seeds into my meals on a daily basis” — Keira Rumble.

There are so many ways you can incorporate hemp into your daily diet (blended in smoothies, sprinkled over salads) but one of our favorite ways is sneaking the humble little hemp into raw desserts:

No-Bake, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Hemp Seed Protein Bar

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2 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons maple syrup or rice malt syrup
1 tablespoon organic vanilla extract
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 heaped tablespoon nut butter (I used macadamia – can omit for almond, peanut etc)
2 heaped tablespoons hemp seeds
2-3 heaped tablespoons  almond meal / LSA
2-3 heaped tablespoons shredded coconut
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Choc Topping
1 tablespoon cacao
1 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
½ teaspoon Natvia
1. In a large bowl, pop all of the ingredients in. You want a nice thick sort of consistency, but you still want to be able to easily mix it, if it doesn’t all come together like a slightly soft cookie batter, pop some water in to loosen it up.
2. Line a glass tray with baking paper, and pour the mixture in. Pop in the freezer for an hour.
3. In a small bowl mix the coconut oil, cacao and Natvia together and then pour over the mixture and pop back in the freezer until set. (You can also use melted dark chocolate, however, I have kept this super simple – and it sort of reminds me of the chocolate crackle topping with the cacao and oil combo!).
4. Keep in freezer.
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