This recipe only makes a small amount of this delicious treat but you can double the recipe if you want to make more. I used a tiny amount of stevia to sweeten mine as I wanted a sugar-free version but if you don’t like stevia you can use the substitute. Unlike the coconut rough you buy at the shops, this is loaded with protein and the chia and flaxseeds just add a little bit more goodness and crunch. Raw cacao has more than 4 times the antioxidants found in green tea and more magnesium than any other whole food.
I didn’t toast my coconut this time but next time I definitely would, I think it would taste that little bit more delicious. WARNING!! Go easy on the peppermint oil, add a drop at a time and taste it. That gear is STRONG and before you know it you will be breathing peppermint fire, and NOT in a good way. Same goes for the stevia. If you don’t like mint flavored things, just leave the peppermint oil out. Some goji berries would be delicious too!
1/4 cup protein powder (I used Vital Protein Vanilla because I was given some samples with my vitamin order, I normally use a flavorless whey)
2 heaped tbs raw cacao powder
Few drops peppermint oil
1/2 cup shredded coconut (toasted)
1 tbs flaxseed (optional)
1 tbs chia seeds (optional)
Stevia to taste (you can use agave syrup if you prefer)
2 tbs coconut oil or nut butter or coconut butter if you have it, I had run out 🙁
So, this is a tough recipe, you pretty much add everything to a bowl, mush it around until it is all combined. Line a container with some baking paper, pour the mix in. Flatten it out and pop it in the fridge (freezer for impatient players) for a couple of hours to set then you can chop it up and enjoy. I keep mine in a ziplock bag in the freezer so I cannot see it every time I open the fridge and it will last for ages in there too. Have fun.