Can’t believe how fast the time goes by…I know i always say it and it definitely hasn’t made it goes any slower. It feels like yesterday I was thinking about my August recipe redux and now it’s already time for the next one!
The theme this month is a trendy one- I must say!
No-Cook Desserts – The raw food trend is sweetening things up with all sorts of treats from cocoa clusters and energy balls to puddings and panna cottas. Please share a no-cook dessert you are serving. No-cook usually means ‘super-quick’…and we always want to make time for a healthy dessert! Thanks to Danielle Omar @Food Confidence for this sweet idea!
I know a lot of people follow this trend- eat clean and raw. So, this theme is very much relevant! I am looking forward to see everyone’s creation!
Mine one is a bar, energy bar, if you like- and very very easy to make! I whipped it up in 10mins tops including cleaning up! How good is that!
the 10mins raw bar
Makes 12 serves, Prep time 15mins
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup quinoa flakes
6 dried apricots
5 medjool dates
½ cup cacao powder
2 tbsp. boiling water
1. Place almond meal, quinoa flakes and oats in food processor and blend until a coarse crumb.
2. Add cacao powder, apricots and dates and blend again. While blending and the boiling water, slowly, until the mixture becomes well incorporated and forms a ball.
3. Press the dough into a lined slice tin and place in the fridge for 1-2hours before slicing into bars.
Very easy right! It’s dairy free, egg free and sugar free! No added sugar- all from dried fruits!
If you want to make it without the almonds (if you’re allergic to almonds and/or tree nuts), you can replace it with 1 cup of the quinoa flakes or oats!
If you want to make it gluten free, feel free to use 1 cup quinoa flakes instead of 1/2 quinoa flakes 1/2 oats! And check if your cocoa powder is gluten free, most of them is, but double check to be sure!
I hope you like it- it’s a great before workout energy hit!