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Healthy Raw Energy Bars Recipe

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Healthy Raw Energy Bars Recipe
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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.

Healthy Raw Energy Bars

Try these raw energy bars today, you will be licking the bowl before you even finish! 

Total time: 5 mins + 1 hour chilling time
Serves: 10
Dietary preferences:  Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Ingredients:

  • 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

Method:

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 foil or baking sheet lined loaf tin (29cm x 12cm) and chill for an hour before serving.

Enjoy!

* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.

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