How to make the perfect cranberry & pumpkin seed flapjacks
This delicious snack from ROS Nutrition contains low GI carbohydrate, lots of healthy fats and is high in protein. It is perfect for when you are on the go and in need of some good nutrition or as a healthy snack during the day.
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
Whole almonds (optional)
Macro-nutrients per serving
Calories – 177
Protein – 12.5g
Carbohydrate – 19g
Fats – 6g
Pit the dates and cut up into smaller pieces. If using whole almonds, slice them into small pieces. Add all the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix. Spoon in the almond butter and honey and stir until you can shape the mixture with your hands. If the mixture is too dry can add more almond butter. Line a tray with grease proof paper and add the mixture to the tray. Bake in the oven at 180℃ for 15-20 minutes.
Key health benefits
Blue Label Whey adds 28g of the highest quality whey protein per serving. This is going to aid in recovery and muscle growth. It will also assist people trying to lose excess body weight. BLW also contains probiotics for healthy gut activity.
Cranberries contain Vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant and helps to rid the body of free radicals attained from training or stress. Fibre makes up over a third of the carbohydrate in this fruit.
Dates act as a natural sweetener and give the flapjacks a great texture. They are also a good source of dietary potassium.
Good quality almond butter is an excellent source of healthy fat and also contain key minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron and manganese.
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.
Oats via their high fibre content are known to help remove cholesterol from the digestive system that would have otherwise ended up in the bloodstream. They also contain antioxidant compounds called avenanthramides that help prevent free radicals from damaging LDL cholesterol, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.