This dish contains a few special herbs that are essential to Thai cooking. Galangal, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, and thai basil. You may not recognize are galangal and kaffir lime leaves, but these are two herbs are indispensable in authentic Thai cooking. They are optional in this recipe because of the difficulty in finding these Thai herbs, but if happen to have them in your cupboard – bonus!
There are several sources of protein in these bars – nut butter, sunflower and sesame seeds, hemp hearts, and pumpkin seed protein powder. The whole recipe contains about 100 g protein. So if you cut the bars into 12, you get just over 8g of protein for each bar. The protein content in these bars combined with nutritious sources of carbohydrates and healthy fat helps stabilize blood sugar levels, provides energy, and will help you feel satisfied. And we can’t forget the star ingredient – dark cocoa powder – that makes these protein bars decadent!
These bars contain a few ingredients that are known to help promote a healthy milk supply. One ingredient is Oats, which are very nutritious, and are a good source of fiber; Flax, which contain omega-3 fatty acids; and Brewer’s yeast, which has traditionally been known to help enrich milk supply due to its high B-vitamin content.
This “cheese” sauce gets its cheesy flavour from nutritional yeast, which is a deactivated yeast that is high in B vitamins (don’t be alarmed when your pee turns bright yellow-green colour after eating this stuff – its just your body excreting the extra B vitamins that it doesn’t absorb). In the culinary world, you’ll see many people sprinkle nutritional yeast on popcorn or kale chips to give a cheesy flavour without the cheese.
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