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Raw Date Squares!

Date Bars

OMGoodness, I simply must give these away to the neighbors before they are devoured.

Yep, they’re that good.

For the crust & topping…

1c of unsweetened, shredded coconut
1/2c (plus 1/4c for after processing) of GF oats
1/2c of pecans or walnuts
1/4c of soaked, pitted dates
1/4c of coconut oil

Process all of the above in your food processor, except for the extra quarter cup of oats…once everything is well combined, transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the remaining oats.

Take half of that mixture and press it into a parchment lined loaf pan.

For the date filling…

1c of soaked dates
1 heaping tablespoon of coconut oil

Strain the soaked dates to remove all of the excess liquid…no need to squeeze them though.

Place them into your food processor with the coconut oil and process until smooth.

Spread over the top of your crust and then cover with the remaining coconut/oat mixture.

Press firmly so that it all comes together and place in the fridge for at least four hours.

Absolutely delish!

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Carrot Cake!

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Healthy & SO delicious!  And almost raw…   🙂

I made these today with one of my favorite, beautiful peeps and let me tell you… they were fabulous!

Not too sweet, but rich and creamy and full of goodness!

For the ‘cake’…

1c of quinoa flakes
1/2c of soaked prunes
4 or 5 grated carrots (squeeze all the liquid out!)
1/3c of unsweetened coconut
1/4c of brazil nuts
a pinch of vanilla powder
a pinch of cinnamon
2tbsp of fresh orange juice
1tbsp of orange zest
1tsp freshly grated ginger

Process all of the above in your food processor until well combined.

Press the mixture into six silicon cupcake cups and place them into the freezer for about an hour.

While they’re in the freezer…

Cashew cream…

1.5c of soaked raw cashews
1/3c of soaked prunes
2/3c of freshly squeezed orange juice

Process all of the above in your food processor until creamy.

Remove the cake from the freezer and place a generous dollop of cream on top!

Voila!

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Banana Pistachio Cardamom Ice Cream!

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No words.

Seriously delicious.

All you need for two…

  • 2 large bananas
  • 6tbsp of homemade almond milk
  • 1tbsp of agave or the sweetener of your choice
  • 1tbsp of raw pistachios
  • a pinch of ground cardamom

Slice your bananas and place them into the freezer for at least four hours…today we left ours for eight.

Once they are frozen, place them into the food processor with the remainder of the ingredients and process until smooth.

Serve right away or store in the freezer.

Top with a few pistachios and enjoy!

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Healthy Mocha

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…but hold the whip.   🙂

Into your Vitamix…

  • 2tbsp of raw almonds
  • 1tbsp of cacao powder
  • 1tbsp of dandy blend (an herbal coffee alternative)
  • 1tsp of maca powder
  • 2 dates
  • a pinch (or a drizzle) of vanilla
  • 1c of water

Process until slightly warm, pour into your favorite glass, sit back and enjoy!

It’s SO good.

The dates add just a hint of sweetness and the cacao mixed with the dandy blend…

YUM!

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

October 31st, 2013 202

OMGoolish, this is good!!!  🙂

Ingredients…

  • 1.2c of pumpkin
  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 1/4c of almond or coconut milk
  • 6 dates
  • A little knob of ginger
  • A dash of cinnamon, clove and turmeric
  • 1tsp of maca powder (optional)

Process all of the above in your vitamix or blender until smooth and enjoy!

Wishing you all a safe and healthy Halloween!

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