Megan May of Little Bird Organics brings us summer flavors for your winter treats.
1 cup dried, activated almonds (see recipe tips)
1/2 cup raw cashews
1 1/4 cups pitted dates
2 tbsp cacao nibs
1/4 tsp vanilla-bean powder or vanilla extract
3 tbsp cacao powder
1 tbsp melted cacao butter
1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for 2-4 hours then drained
1 cup pitted medjool dates
1/3 cup melted cold-pressed coconut oil
1/2 cup sweetener of your choice (light raw agave, organic maple syrup or brown rice malt syrup)
1 tsp vanilla-bean powder
pinch sea salt
1/2 cup dried coconut
1/2 cup warm filtered water
1 cup young coconut flesh (from a green coconut)
1 1/2 tbsp sweetener (light raw agave or coconut nectar)
1/2 cup melted cold-pressed coconut oil
3 medium bananas, sliced
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
raw chocolate, grated into flakes or made into curls with a vegetable peeler
This recipe is so healthy that it kind of hurts... my sweet tooth because I ate SO many of these dang things! I can never quite justify buying or eating Oreo's despite their supposedly 'vegan' status because they contain non-sustainable palm oil and I'm not about deforestation and destruction of valuable habitat for hundreds of animals. No thank you! These are fudgey, chocolate-y, nourishing, and full of amazing raw and activated ingredients from Little Bird Organics' Pantry Staples range. Yum! However, if you leap into this recipe expecting it to taste just like a baked, white-sugar-laden, refined cookie then you will be sorely disappointed. This is more like a raw dessert in the shape of a tasty Oreo cookie - inspired loosely, if you will.
Whip this muesli up to share with your dad for brunch. I also rate muesli as a good snack idea too in the afternoon sometimes. It can save me from hitting those sugary snacks. I pair this with coconut yoghurt and blueberries. It’s great for satiety levels (you know, that all important “fullness factor”).
The holiday season can be a tricky time of year for those of us trying to stick to our diet goals. These chocolate truffles are packed with the natural goodness of nuts and seeds and sweetened with dates, making them the perfect, healthy contribution to any party spread or even just a delicious mid-afternoon pick-me-up.