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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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Banana Blast!

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Here’s our raw version of a summer treat we’ve all had once or twice before.

There are no words to describe how delicious this one is…my six year old and I just devoured it!

For the ‘ice cream’…

2 bananas
1/4c (maybe a titch more) of homemade almond milk
a pinch of vanilla powder

Slice your bananas and place them in the freezer for at least four hours. Once they are frozen, place them into your processor. Start processing and add in your milk and vanilla. Process until smooth and creamy.

Now of course this ‘ice cream’ is absolutely fabulous all on its own, but his time we decided to fancy it up and added in some raw, dark, chocolate and our favorite peanut butter cups… all chopped up into bite size pieces of course.

You can find our recipe for peanut butter cups here…

https://simplydish.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/peanut-butter-cups-inside-out/

Options are endless!

Stir it all together and enjoy!!!

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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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Apricot Bars!

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Aaaapricot Bars!

I may have stumble upon a new favorite.

We used to buy apricot logs from the grocery store on occasion, but it was definitely a love/hate relationship.

They were so tasty but the list of ingredients weren’t on my list of favorite things to put into my five year old’s body.

These ones…four ingredients. That’s it.

Into your food processor…

1/2c brazil nuts (process first)
1c of dried, organic apricots
1c of unsweetened shredded coconut
2tbsp of coconut oil

Process the nuts first until they resemble crumbs. Add in the rest and process until well combined.

Press the mixture into a parchment lined loaf pan and into the freezer they go.

Now, you can probably get away with no coconut oil, but I was too excited I had to share. They are SO good!

Store in the freezer – or the fridge. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Coconut Tart (Raw)

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Raw. Vegan. Gluten Free. Oh, and it is delicious!

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For the base…

1c of oats
1/2c of unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2c of soaked, pitted dates
1/2c ground flax seeds
1/4c of coconut oil
1tbsp of agave

Toss all of the above into your food processor for a minute or two and then press the mixture evenly onto the bottom of a round tart pan…about eight or nine inches.

Place the base into the freezer while you make the the next layer.

For the top…

1.5c of unsweetened shredded coconut
1c of soaked pitted dates
1/2c of coconut oil
1/2c of raw cacao powder
1/4c of coconut flour
a pinch of vanilla

Process all of this in your food processor until smooth and then evenly press this mixture down on top of your base.

Place it back into the freezer for about an hour and voila!

You should get about 16 – 18 pieces with this recipe.

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