I love finding ways to use nuts + seeds and natural sweet ingredients (coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon) to make treats. Incorporating healthy foods into desserts, makes them guilt free and full of protein. These dragon fruit bars (raw + vegan) fit that mold, talk about a tasty + healthy treat. The recipe calls for almonds, pistachios and cashews in them, protein city! How good would chocolate be drizzled on top..
What you need:
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup Medjool dates, pitted
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp chia seeds
1/4 cup pistachios
1 cup cashews (soak for 30 minutes)
1 Pitaya plus packet, thawed in water (use water to fill 1 cup)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil
•Process the almonds, Mejool dates, pistachios in your food processor.
•Add the chia seeds and cinnamon.
•Press into the bottom a small spring form pan and pop in the freezer for 10 minutes.
•take thawed Dragonfruit packet and place in 1 cup, then fill remainder of cup with water. Blend all the ingredients until smooth, adding the coconut oil last and making sure it all combines completely. The mixture should be very thick and creamy.
•Spoon onto the crust evenly.
•Place in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Serve and enjoy this healthy treat!