Desserts/ Raw

Muscle Building Protein Snack

This is one of my favourite protein bar recipe. The dates and figs bring loads of fiber that helps releasing slowly all the natural sugars, the tiny fig seeds bring a crunchy texture and the orange skin flavour beautifully marries the raw cacao powder acceleration pedal to a strong, powerful taste. The final result is a complete muscle building protein pack for sportspeople of any age.

Muscle Building Protein Snack

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Serves: 8 Cooking Time: 30 mins


  • 300 g Medjool pitted dates
  • 50 g of sun dried figs
  • 110 g of oats
  • 2 table spoons of hemp seeds
  • 60 g almonds
  • 60 g walnuts
  • 90 g cacao powder
  • 3-4 organic (un-waxed) orange dried skin stripes (ground)
  • 1/4 of vanilla pod



For this recipe you will need a food processor with a strong engine to whiz the ingredients. Start blending smooth the dates and the dried figs


Feel free to add some water at any stage when you see that the mix becomes hard or turns in the shape of a tennis ball. You need to have a thick paste


Remove the paste and set aside


Put the oats, hemp seeds, the almonds and walnuts into the food processor and chop them to fine crumbs


Add the date and fig paste step by step checking if it needs a bit of water to maintain the mix workable


Add the hemp seeds, the cocoa powder, the scraped vanilla seeds, the ground dried orange skin and blend well


Place the mix into silicon/non sticky tray spreading it nicely with your fingers


You can cut the dough into bars or with the help of a jar you can create round shapes


On the top you could sprinkle some roughly broken almond/walnut


Place and store your energy bars/disks/cones in the fridge

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