- Chocolate & raspberries are sometimes just the perfect combo! This recipe is also full of added hemp & pea plant protein goodness!
We all have at least one guilty food pleasure. That's why we love having some chocolate as a healthy and tasty afternoon treat.
With so many choices and flavours of chocolate, this batch of delicious Chocolate Raspberry Slice is made with our very own Australian Grown Vasse Valley hemp hearts.
This Chocolate Raspberry Slice is also packed with added hemp & pea plant protein, fibre and healthy fats. The medjool dates also give this little recipe a nice natural sweet taste and kick!
Hemp hearts nutrition facts
If you haven't come across hemp hearts
before you'll do well to know they are a tiny nutrition powerhouse. Small and soft yet full of high quality plant-based protein, fibre and omegas they are an easy way to sneak nutrients into even the fussiest of eaters.
The most beneficial thing about eating hemp hearts is that they are rich in omega 3. Omega 3 is a vital nutrient for overall health and has been scientifically shown to improve anxiety, ADHD and a range of autoimmune diseases. For more information please read our blog Four scientifically proven benefits of omega 3
Hemp hearts also contain calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and vitamin E and yes, hemp seeds are safe to eat
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for more information on hemp hearts nutrition.
Cacao Facts 101
Did you know that there is a difference between cacao and cocoa? In short, cacao is made by cold-pressing roasted cacao beans (low heat), whereas, cocao is made by roasting at a high temperatures.
Cacao is also less processed and is a fantastic source of key minerals such as selenium, magnesium, chromium and manganese.
Raspberry Facts 101
Did you know that raspberries are low in calories but also packed with nutrients?
That's right, one cup of these bad boys contains:
Carbs: 14.7 grams
Fiber: 8 grams
Protein: 1.5 grams
Fat: 0.8 grams
Vitamin C: 54% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
Manganese: 41% of the RDI
Vitamin K: 12% of the RDI
Vitamin E: 5% of the RDI
B vitamins: 4–6% of the RDI
Iron: 5% of the RDI
Magnesium: 7% of the RDI
Phosphorus: 4% of the RDI
Potassium: 5% of the RDI
Copper: 6% of the RDI
Raspberries are also packed with antioxidants which are plant compounds that may help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and also cancer.
Pea Protein Facts 101
Did you know that, like hemp, pea protein is a high biological value plant protein?
Often sourced from Yellow Peas, pea protein is completely vegan friendly and also contains all nine essential amino acids that your body cannot simply create and must get from food sources.
Plant power for the win baby!
Chocolate Raspberry Slice with Added Hemp & Pea Protein
A recipe by Libby Finlayson – www.libfinlifestyle.com.au
Libby has a passion for healthy living, a balanced lifestyle and helping others. She specialises in one on one health and life coaching, group coaching, and has an interest in creating a healthy FIFO mindset. Libby also conducts workshops and helps implement healthy office habits, life skills and focus on energy, metabolic wellness and stress reduction.
- 2 cups raw cashews
- 1 cup pecans
- 6 medjool dates
- 1/2 cup Vasse Valley hemp seeds
- 2tbs vanilla protein powder
- 3/4 cup raw cacao
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- Whizz nuts seeds, dates & cranberries
- Then add everything else and whizz until a paste forms.
- You can make a slice or roll into balls
- And ENJOY!!!
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