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Mānuka Honey and Hemp Protein Slice

An incredibly nutritious raw slice that makes the perfect breakfast on the go or afternoon tea treat.

Makes 16 slices.


  • 100g dried dates
  • 1 cup coconut threads
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup hemp protein
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¾ cup almond butter
  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 rounded tablespoons Taylor Pass Mānuka Blend Honey, very lightly warmed
  • 2-3 tablespoons water as needed
  • Topping: diced dried mango, pumpkin seeds, freeze-dried raspberries


  1. Soak the dates in a bowl of boiling water for 10 minutes before draining well. Place in a food processor along with the coconut, oats and hemp protein. Blitz for a minute or so until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

  2. Add the pumpkin seeds, almond butter, chia seeds and honey.

  3. Run the machine until everything is well combined and roughly even in consistency. Add water (one tablespoon at a time) as needed to bring the mix together. Test by pressing the together between your thumb and finger and checking that it holds together.
  4. Press mix firmly and evenly into a lined tin. Sprinkle the pumpkin seeds and diced mango on top. Press this very firmly into the surface. Sprinkle some freeze-dried raspberries on top and press this in also.

  5. Place in the freeze to set for 1-2 hours. Slice using a sharp knife. Store in the fridge or freezer.
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