(Keto, Vegan, Low Carb)
This recipe is from thebigmansworld.com. If you haven’t been to his website yet, it’s worth checking out. I made a few minor changes to this recipe & how it’s prepared. For instance, I did not use the microwave to melt the ingredients together and I pre-soaked my nuts/seeds before using them. Why you ask? Because I prefer to limit my radiation exposure as much as possible and pre-soaking raw nuts & seeds makes it easier for your body to digest. I also cut down on the sugar content.
To read more about pre-soaking your nuts & seeds, click here.
- 1 ½ cups of your choice of presoaked raw nuts & seeds
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 3-4 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons cacao powder
- ½ cup of almond butter
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- Line a 5×8 baking dish with parchment paper & set aside.
- Melt coconut oil in a small saucepan on low heat. Add in maple syrup, almond butter, cacao powder and chocolate chips. Stir until smooth.
- Take off of heat and mix in nuts/seeds.
- Pour mixture into pre-lined baking dish. Place in refrigerator for at least four hours. Cut into bars & store in fridge or freezer.
Pre-soak your nuts & seeds the night before.
Pour mixture into lined baking dish & place in fridge.
- Pre-soak the nuts & seeds overnight & rinse in the morning.
- For my recipe, I used ½ cup sprouted sunflower seeds (you don’t have to pre-soak if they’ve been sprouted already), ½ cup pre-soaked almonds, and ½ cup pre-soaked pecans. I sprinkled ¼ cup of sesame seeds on top of my mixture & lightly pressed it in with a spoon.
- The type of almond butter you use, will determine how sweet or unsweet the bars are. My almond butter was already sweetened so I only used 2 T of maple syrup.
- For thicker bars, you can double the recipe or use a smaller baking dish.
JUST EAT REAL FOOD – Stop focusing on calories & focus on what you’re eating and how it makes you feel. Your body is always giving you signals, but many times we ignore them. Pay attention if you develop nausea, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, joint pain, rashes, sinus problems, or cold sores. If you develop any of these things after eating, it’s a good indicator that your body is giving you a clue to stop consuming something in your food. Many times these symptoms come from consuming chemicals, artificial coloring, and preservatives. Other times these symptoms can occur from a food allergy or sensitivity. Pay attention. Creating a food diary is a really great way to help you figure out what your triggers are. Food elimination diets are a great way to figure out what your triggers are.