Niomi Smart’s Raw Fig and Baobab bar

 

Try lifestyle blogger Niomi Smart's brilliant fig and cashew bars for easy on-the-go energy on your next ride…

Ingredients (makes 12)

  • 320g (2 cups) unsulphured dried figs
  • 310g (2 cups) unsalted raw cashew nuts
  • 60g (½ cup) sultanas
  • 30g (¼ cup) sunflower seeds
  • 40g (¼ cup) linseeds
  • 2 tbsp baobab powder

Method

  1. Trim the fig stalks, place the figs in a bowl, cover with water and set aside for 1 hour.
  2. Drain the figs and place all the ingredients apart from the baobab powder in a food processor or blender and blend. Add the baobab powder and blend until totally combined.
  3. Bring the mixture together, then roll out into a large rectangle until about 1cm thick. It will be quite sticky.
  4. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes to firm up, then neatly slice into bars roughly 3.5cm x 10cm and keep in an airtight container in the fridge.
 

 
 

Ever thought of popping beetroot in your chocolate cake or pimping up your oats with chia? With 1 million Instagram and YouTube followers, curious cook and lifestyle vlogger Niomi Smart is all about interesting, healthy food minus the faff. Her new book, Eat Smart, is a collection of her 'everyday recipes’, with everything from veg-packed coconut curry bowls to salted caramel and pecan ice cream. Eat Smart: What to Eat in a Day - Every Day by Niomi Smart (HarperCollins, RRP £20). Yum!

 
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