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These lemon ginger protein bites are every bit zingy as they are zesty and guaranteed to hit the spot. Packed with wholesome raw ingredients like organic hemp seeds and rolled oats, this recipe is suitable for anyone on a  vegan or dairy-free diet. Full of healthy fats, fibre and protein, they’re also wonderful for adding a nutritious boost to your day.

It’s a nourishing choice for mums too.  Mum to be? This quick snack is loaded with fresh ginger and lemon to help settle uneasy tummies. Better yet, the oats and protein in this recipe make sure you've got all the goods if you're a breastfeeding mama.

For a convenient and delicious option to enjoy any time of day, these bites keep perfectly in the fridge or freezer for moments you feel peckish – lunchbox snack or afternoon delight anyone?

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Ginger: Why it deserves a spot in your diet

Loaded with  antioxidants, there is much to appreciate about this incredible root. Ginger (also known as ‘Zingiber officinale’) has been used in cooking for centuries and is said to offer a list of health benefits for our bodies. While it’s commonly taken during the winter when we feel under the weather, Ginger is a seasonal produce item that is available to use all year round. Not to mention, it’s a delicious way to switch up any sweet or savoury dish – like curries or our Rhubarb, Pear and Ginger Crumble.

Ginger’s also a great source of  minerals and contains a good amount of magnesiumpotassium, copper and manganese. From dried ginger to powdered ginger, or found in the form of tea or juice, there’s several ways to add Ginger into your diet. I personally recommend trying it fresh – in this recipe!

What you should know about Tahini

Made from toasted, ground sesame seeds, Tahini is a type of paste used widely around the world – particularly in Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. This paste resembles the texture of your common  nut butter, but unlike peanut butter or almond butter, it isn’t quite as sweet. In fact, Tahini has a strong and earthy flavour to it. Typically found as an ingredient in hummus, Tahini can be enjoyed slathered over warm toast, dipped into raw veggies, drizzled over falafels or mixed through salad.

Looking for a way to liven up your next green salad? Our  Simple Spring Salad Dressings feature a delicious Tahini dressing that’s sure to be a winner. Paired with other feel-good ingredients like coconut sugar and savoury yeast, it’s an unbeatable dressing option for any salad of choice.



  • Sesame seeds
  • Lemon zest


3 steps showing how to make lemon ginger protein slice

  1. In a food processor combine 1 and ½ cups of oats (reserving ½ a cup of oats) with the desiccated coconut and blitz a few times until the oats begin to break down, but still have a little bit of texture.
  2. Transfer into a large mixing bowl and add the remaining oats, protein powder, hemp seeds and activated seed mix.
  3. Add zest and juice from the lemons and grate in ginger root.
  4. Pour in the rice syrup, tahini, coconut oil and liquid stevia drops.
  5. Add turmeric if using and mix everything together until well combined.
  6. Scoop into a baking paper lined dish and smooth out into an even layer.
  7. Zest over a little extra lemon zest and sprinkle with sesame seeds, gently pressing them into the top.
  8. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes until set. Remove from dish and cut into squares.
  9. Store in the refrigerator or freeze.

Makes: 21 servings | Prep time: 10 minutes | Set time: 30-60 minutes

Nutritional Information Per Serving*

  • Servings: 21
  • Calories: 104
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 10g
  • Net Carbohydrate: 9g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Sugar: 3g

*Nutritional information is based on approximate calculations by My Fitness Pal.

Dietaries: Dairy FreeVegan

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