Cranberry And Pumpkin Seed Flapjack
This delicious bar has a low GI, lots of healthy fats and is high in protein, perfect for an on-the-go healthy snack.
Ingredients (makes 6-8 servings)
- 2 scoops of Blue Label Whey® (Vanilla)
- 150g of oats
- 3 tbsp of almond butter
- 3 tbsp of natural honey
- 1 tbsp of flax seed
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil
- 2 tbsp of pumpkin seed
- 1 handful of cranberries
- 5-6 dates
- Whole almonds (optional)
Macro-nutrients per serving
- Calories - 177
- Protein - 12.5g
- Carbohydrate - 19g
- Fats - 6g
Pit the dates. Cut dates and almonds into small pieces. Add all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix. Spoon in the almond butter and honey and stir until you can shape the mixture with your hands. Add more almond butter if too dry. Line a tray with grease proof paper and add the mixture to the tray. Bake in the oven at 180℃ for 15-20 minutes.
Blue Label Whey® adds 28g of the highest quality whey protein per serving. This aids recovery and muscle growth. It will also help people to lose excess weight. BLW also contains probiotics for healthy gut activity.
Oats have a high fibre content and are known to help remove cholesterol from the digestive system that otherwise ends up in the bloodstream. They also contain antioxidant compounds called avenanthramides, these compounds contribute to anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative activity, providing additional protection against coronary heart disease and colon cancer.
Good quality almond butter is an excellent source of healthy fat and also contains key minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron and manganese.
Flax seeds are high in fibre and a great source of omega 3 fatty acids.
Coconut oil is a good source of MCTs, these healthy fats act like carbohydrates in your body giving you easily accessible energy without the negative effects of sugars.
Cranberries contain Vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant and helps to rid the body of free radicals attained from training or stress. It is also high in fibre.
Dates are a good source of potassium and also provide the essential carbohydrates needed for after a workout.