Your Go To Sauce…..
I’m sure that you have all been wondering where I have disappeared to. Between moving, and life, and random things just getting in the way I put blog posts to the side, but kept up on Instagram, Facebook, recipe creation, and searching for foods that are healthy, but can still make you drool and smile. Since I have blogged last, I have encountered so many amazing new foods and ways to highlight their drool worthy aspects. The recipe I am going to share with you today is no different. And you get a bonus review along with it!
I am so over the top excited about this recipe that I can barely wait to share it with you. After two weeks of perfecting this recipe that I created from Planet Protein Peanut Butter Cup Protein Bars I finally nailed it and am absolutely in love with it. Before I share this life changing recipe with you, I would like to give you a little run down on the company that I was privileged enough to collaborate with and their products. Planet Protein has created a chocolate protein shake and two different flavored protein bars, Peanut Butter Cup and Cherry Almond Fudge. All three products are Vegan, Organic, and Non-GMO!
Just like Brenden, the CEO and Founder of Planet Protein, I have noticed after trying many different Vegan and plant-based protein bars that they really do lack something. They start off great but leave you hungry not long after. I can attest, with much confidence, that these dense, protein filled bars will keep you sustained for much longer. I can only eat half of a bar at a time and it will keep me full for several hours! I haven’t tried the protein shake yet, but I am sure it is amazing, but I can say that both bars are yummy and full of all the good things that keep you pushing through your high energy day. I honestly can’t say which bar is my favorite, but I can tell you that each bar contains….
10-13 grams of healthy Fat
21-24 grams of NET carbs
20 grams of protein
While both bars are Vegan, organic, and Non-GMO the Peanut Butter Cup bar is GLUTEN FREE and the Cherry Almond Fudge bar is Palm oil free and filled with super foods. You can toss these bars in your purse, briefcase, or backpack for a sudden snack attack, a protein boost, a healthier meal addition, or just because. Eat them alone, or as a supplement, you won’t be disappointed! If you are anxious to try the protein bars or shakes you can find them right HERE.
Now for the piece de resistance…. The recipe that was born from one of the purest bars on the planet. The sauce recipe that I am going to share with you today is one that you will make over and over and try it as a dip, sauce, or spread on all your Asian or Indian cuisine. I will give you the bonus recipe of Kale Slaw Spring Rolls that I found to pair amazingly with the Peanut Wasabi Sauce. (Plus, it kept the calories low, and the nutrients really high, so I could indulge in the sauce with ZERO guilt!) The sauce is a combo of savory, spicy, and sweet, but you can ramp up the spicy if you’d like. I created it so that you don’t initially feel the heat, but it sneaks up on you after a couple of bites, but you can always double the wasabi if that is what suits you.
What are you going to dip?
Peanut Wasabi Sauce & Kale Slaw Spring Rolls
By Angie Gouchenour
1 Planet Protein Peanut Butter Cup Bar (Chopped up)
¼ cup water
1 ½ teaspoon Wasabi Powder + 1 ½ teaspoon hot water
1 ½ teaspoon Soy Sauce
2 teaspoons Sugar (I used Sugar 2.0)
8 Spring Roll Wrappers
6 cups pre mixed Kale Slaw
½ – 1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon coconut oil (Optional)
In a medium microwave safe bowl combine the chopped up Peanut Butter Cup Bar and 2 Tablespoons of water
Microwave 30 seconds on HIGH (See below for stove top option)
In a small cup mix together the wasabi powder and hot water to form a paste
Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave and mash the bar into the water until it forms a past. Add one Tablespoon of the leftover water, stir and if it isn’t runny enough add the other Tablespoon
Add the wasabi paste to the peanut/water mixture along with the soy sauce and sugar
(Be sure the wasabi is incorporated evenly)
Set the sauce aside
In a medium bowl add salt to the kale slaw mix and lightly toss
You can soften your wrappers however you like, but I just gently ran mine under warm water one at a time
Each wrap will use ¾ cup of kale slaw (You can jazz them up with a thin drizzle of the peanut wasabi sauce down the middle)
Wrap them tight!
You can eat them like this, or if you are like me and prefer a bit of a crunch you can lightly fry them
You can fry them in coconut oil 30 seconds each side until the wrap starts to bubble OR you can dry fry them for 30 seconds on each side until the wrap starts to bubble
Allow the rolls to sit for 1-2 minutes before serving and enjoy!
NOTE: You can make this on the stove by melting the bar with the water in a small pan over medium heat and adding the other ingredients as shown above.
Once this sauce cools it will firm up, you can loosen it back up with a quick few seconds in the microwave.
Store leftovers in the fridge.
I was not compensated for this post. I received this product for free in return for my honest opinion. All of the content of this post is unique and my own.