Chocolate Coconut Protein Sandwiches

now this is my kinda sandwich

Using that same coconut cacao combo that I used in my popular bliss balls I’ve created sandwich versions which are full of the good stuff.

Simple healthy ingredients. Good fats from the coconut, protein from the walnut and fibre from the oats. Each component benefits your health in someway! Dates are the natural sweetener in this recipe, plus they are what binds all the ingredients together. I can’t get enough of using dates in my recipes.

Plus I am excited to announce that I have teamed up with wearesolo who offer a product which is 100% vegan and allergen free and is a complete source of protein and fibre. The powder is perfect to adding to healthy snacks and breakfasts such as porridge and yoghurt bowls. It comes in 6 delicious flavours.

The PB and strawberry combo is divine and makes them look so so pretty. To compliment the coconut theme i’ve used Pip and Nut Coconut Almond Butter which you might have noticed from previous posts is my all time fave flavour of theirs.

But feel free to use any nut butter and also add any protein powder that you wish, but the two I’ve used are seriously good should you be needing some!

makes approx. 8 sandwiches
takes approx. 40 minutes

Ingredients
200g dates (soaked in boiling water for 15 minutes)
80g walnuts (or any other nut)
30g desiccated coconut (and extra for rolling)
70g oats (use gluten free if required)
2 tablespoons of cacao powder
100g wearesolo (I used chocolate flavour)
smooth peanut butter
Strawberries (sliced)

Method
1. In a food processor add your drained dates and blitz until a paste begins to form. You might need to scrape down the sides a couple of times.
2. Next add your walnuts (or other nut), oats, desiccated coconut, protein powder (wearesolo) and cacao powder. Blitz until all combined.
3. In a square baking tin (mine was 20cm in diameter, plus has a removable base), empty your mixture and flatten firmly.
4. Place in freezer to set for approx. 30 minutes.
5. Cut into squares and layer your sandwiches up with nut butter and sliced strawberries.

Notes
Store in fridge and consume within 2 weeks.

Enjoy! – share and tag your creations with me on Instagram @whatluceeats

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