When the babes at Bounce asked me to come up with some recipes inspired by their new Vegan V Life range of protein balls, I was pretty delighted. Bounce is one of my FAVOURITE healthy protein snack brands and I have always loved trying out all of their different flavoured protein balls (cacao mint being my all time favourite!). I was even happier when I received a wonderful package full of fresh vegetables, nuts and spices with which to test out my creations (and of course the new Bounce balls!).
I was so intrigued by the delicious new flavour combinations Bounce had come up with, including Coconut Cumin, Beetroot Cashew and Almond Kale.
Bounce is totally “on trend” in combining everyone’s favourite nut (the almond, of course) with kale, the “superfood” of the moment. Nuts and veg in one bit sized snack – how can you go wrong with that for a super source of protein and energy?!
On that note, I was inspired to create a recipe for kale and almond chips and they turned out pretty well if I do say so myself! With my usual lack of will power, I devoured them in approximately 2 minutes. They are very moreish and you may not want to share…you have been warned!
I was seriously amazed at how well the almond and the kale flavours complemented each other. My quick and simple recipe can be found below.
- 100g sliced curly kale
- 30g flaked almonds
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 tsp. sea salt flakes
- Pinch of pepper
- Pinch of chilli flakes
- Preheat the oven to 180° and line a baking tray
- Melt the coconut oil and mix in the sea salt and pepper
- If the kale is still on the stem, tear off the kale into bite-sized pieces
- In a large bowl combine the kale, the flaked almonds and the oil mixture and stir until the kale is completely coated in the oil mixture
- Tip the kale and flaked almonds on to the baking tray and sprinkle a pinch of chilli flakes over the top, for that extra kick
- Pop it in the oven for 10-15 minutes and voila!
- I like to serve them with a squeeze of lemon for even more flavour!
The new flavoured Bounce balls can now be found in Whole Foods Market stores and independent stores in the UK. They are high in protein, vegan, gluten and dairy free. Give them a try and thank me later!