Hey everyone! It’s been a while since my last post. I hope you haven’t been missing my recipes too much. 😉
To make up for not posting for a while, I’ll be sharing a wonderfully rich chocolate treat today. Not only are these RAW Chocolate Raspberry Bars sweet and chewy…they also keep fresh a long time (you’ll keep them in your freezer the entire time, only taking them out a minute or two before having a bar).
If you’re not too crazy about raspberries, you can easily substitute them with your favorite type of berry. You could even go crazy and sub it with something like shredded coconut! It’s completely up to you. Raspberries worked great for me.
Let me tell you a bit about my life. I’ve taken a break from weights and cardio for about 1 month. I was doing a juice cleanse and giving my entire body a nice break from my old routine (weights, cardio, high protein diet, 6 small meals a day). It was a much needed break; it gave my body a chance to recover, rest, step out of my old routine and have more time for my loved ones and myself. It was truly wonderful.
This week, however, I felt like it was time to incorporate bits and pieces of my old lifestyle. I started lifting weights, doing cardio twice a day and eating an average of 5 times a day. I will still substitute a meal with a smoothie or skip protein on my salads here and there. Just trying to keep my overall nutrition balanced and light.
In general, I feel great! I am leaning out a bit, staying as healthy as possible and having a great time while doing it. I feel driven, focused and ready for any challenge.
- Line a 8”x8" baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
- Add dates, almonds, walnuts and ½ cup cacao powder to a food processor, and process for about 3-4 minutes, until a smooth/sticky consistency is reached. Transfer mix to the lined baking dish and press on it until it has been distributed evenly and is packed at the bottom. This is the base of the bars.
- Add bananas, raspberries, ¼ cup cacao powder, almond butter and honey to the food processor, and process until smooth. Pour on top of the bar’s base, and place baking dish in the freezer for 1-2 hours. Cut into 9 squares and enjoy.
- Food processor
- 8”x8” baking dish
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
Keep in freezer.