Sweet Tooth Satisfaction: Let’s get raw!

If you’re anything like me, or really any woman in the whole wide world, you probably really love that occasional sweet treat. Oh, who am I kidding, I spent most of my undergraduate exam seasons binge eating cherry blasters and Nibs! This journey to a greener lifestyle tho has spilled over into my love for dessert and there’s no choice but to bust out my green spoons and mix up something sweet! This is going to change your entire outlook on dessert! Get ready to rumble!

What You Need
Kiwi Lime Bars

1 cup dates
1 1/4 cup almonds
2 tbsp honey
1 lime
2 kiwis, peeled

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       In a large bowl, soak dates and almonds for about 30 minutes, rendering them soft. Strain and process, alongside your whole lime, quartered, until roughly chopped. Quarter your peeled kiwi and pulse until mixed in. Do yourself a solid, grab a spoon and taste this little blend. AMAZING! Spread into a pan and cut into bars then bake at 150F for about an hour or until the bars have dried. I kept these gems in the fridge, but they didn’t last long! I love anything lime, there’s something so delicious about it’s tart, freshness. Mixed with the sweetness of the honey and kiwi – unreal! And it’s completely vegan and organic – and the perfect energy boosting snack to hurdle over your 3 pm wall!

Oh, we’re not finished yet!

What You Need
Fudge

1/4 cup cashews
1 cup dates
1 cup almonds
2 tbsp honey
4 tbsp cocoa
1 cup ground flax
1 cup water (reserved from soaked dates and nuts)

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     Soak your dates, almonds and cashews for about 30 minutes, but if you’ve got 45, let it go. When straining, reserve 1 cup of soaking water. In a large processor, combine all, with your water until smooth. Feel free to snag a few bites of this delight before spreading it into a pan and freezing for a few hours. I spooned some of my mixture into a mini muffin tin to make bite sized fudge pieces, perfectly paired with banana medallions.

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Have you tried any raw ‘baking’? I am so excited to experiment with the basics! I approach cooking by scoping out a handful of recipes, getting the foundation of the the dish and adding my own little twist to it as I go. If you’ve browsed around, you probably noticed I’m all about the taste. I am always looking for that bolder, well-rounded flavour, something that’s going to make you go, WOW! What are your favourite raw recipes?

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