So I have been undeniably busy lately. Ive been studying for more certifications I want to obtain and I have been working every night training my clients.
Whether vegan or omni, the biggest complaint I hear from my clients is that they are “always hungry”, never feel “full or satisfied” or they dont want to “deprive” themselves. Believe me, I totally get that feeling. Implementing dietary changes or physical activity changes in your life can be just as psychologically challenging as it is physically.
So today, I decided to go back to my roots and do what I do best; create a delicious, satisfying vegan snack.
I enlisted the help of my youngest mini. Needless to say, this recipe is mini approved.
Almond Joy Bars
*Note: I did not measure anything. I just eyeballed it and adjusted the ingredients so that the end product was a lump, sticky ball
Shredded, unsweetened coconut
Raw cacao powder
Coconut oil (can use honey , which isnt vegan but still works)
Blend together in a food processor until all ingredients come together to form a sticky ball. Adjust ingredients as needed to obtain that consistency.
Remove ball and roll out between 2 pieces of wax or parchment paper.
Cut into bars.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to get firm.
Dates make a great base for these bars and the flavor combinations are endless. I know I have made these before but its been a while and worth re-posting, plus, my son LOVES them. They are healthy, feeling and they satisfy the sweet tooth. Its an excellent snack in between meals to fight off hunger pangs. I plan on giving them to my clients to try. Im sure they will love them and they are a great example of how delicious a vegan snack can be; win win.