For a great pick-me-up or an after workout snack, these apricot and seed protein bites are the perfect size to stash in your bag while you're on the go.
Incredibly quick and easy to make, these protein slices take only around 10 minutes to prep, roll out and slice into portions. Plus, they can be kept in the fridge for up to two weeks!
This recipe from BBC's Goodfood contains a mixture of dried fruits, seeds and hemp protein powder. You can switch out the protein powder to a different flavour if you prefer. We chose to stick with hemp powder as this is usually sold as organic, vegan-friendly and gluten-free, and tastes great in this recipe!
Most of these ingredients can be found at any major supermarket, or at your local health store.
- 140g dried apricot
- 40g oats
- 40g desiccated coconut
- 25g sunflower seed
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 15g dried cranberries
- 3 tbsp hemp protein powder
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Purée apricots in a food processor with 150ml boiling water and the oats, then scrape the mixture into a bowl. Toast coconut, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds in a non-stick pan over a low heat, then stir into the apricots with the cranberries, hemp powder and chia seeds to make a thick paste.
- Roll into a long log on a sheet of cling film. Wrap tightly, chill, then slice into 14 pieces to to serve. These bites can be kept in the fridge for two weeks.
- You can always roll the paste into small balls instead of one long log to slice into portions, and then chill in the fridge. The mixture will firm up once chilled.
- For a different flavour, try switching out the flavour of the protein powder or using different dried fruits such as prunes, peaches or apple rings.