I LOVE having one of these healthy bars before a workout, I prefer to receive my protein from natural sources and the best thing is these actually taste like a dessert! Store bought bars can be full of refined sugars and nasty additives, if you are trying to follow a healthy lifestyle overindulging in those types of snacks can have negative results for your weight loss. Try these today, you will be licking the bowl before you even finish!
2 cups medjool dates, pitted and chopped
2 cups raw cashews
1/2 cup almonds, blanched
3/4 cup raw cacao powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 to 3 tbs cold water
1. Combine chopped dates, cashews, almonds, cacao powder, and salt in a food processor. Process all ingredients until texture is coarse.
2. Add the shredded coconut, a quick pulse, then add the vanilla extract and a little water at a time, until it reaches a dry but moist dough consistency.
3. Scrape the dough mixture into a (29cm x 12cm) foil or baking sheet lined loaf tin and chill for an hour before serving.