We’re in the middle of asparagus season so it’s about time we created a recipe to shine some light on this delicious veggie. There different types of asparagus, but for this recipe we’re using the green ones. Did you know that they’re actually the same. White asparagus are covered so they won’t produce any chlorophyll, which is what turns them green.…
Gluten and Oil free treats with zero guilt, and no refined sugars, doesn’t sound like much of a treat right? Wrong! These squares are oil, refined sugar and gluten free and definitely hold their own. Look they’re not as moist as a oily brownie or cake, and they’re not sweet to the point that your teeth fall off, but they are delicious in their own right! Actually since making them I already at 3 pieces myself, and that was only two hours ago, yup they’re tasty my friends.
Just like these cookies, these squares use over ripe bananas, because why waste something so good? They might look disgusting with less than desirable texture, but the moment you mash them and turn them into a baked good, they turn into something magnificent.
Do you like brownies, but hate backing? Don’t worry, I got you! These 3 ingredient brownies take about 10 minutes, no baking required, all you need to do is simply throw some stuff in a food processor, pulse, and eat as much as your heart desires.
There are all types of dietary restrictions, wether it is gluten, refined sugars, gmo’s, processed foods or oils, it always comes as a nice surprise when you find dishes that fit your dietary needs at a party, restaurant or any other occasion where there is food. Since I’m celebrating my one year anniversary I wanted everyone to celebrate it with me, I’ve already uploaded a recipe for blackberry bars but for those who are gluten and/or refined sugar free I’ve made another recipe for blueberry/raspberry coconut bars, oh and did I mention they are raw as well! Whenever it comes to food I want everyone to enjoy, and yes even if you’re not vegan I’ll make you enjoy these vegan treats with me, because they are just as tasty!
These bars are quite simple to make, the only time consuming thing is soaking the cashew nuts (this will make them nice and soft) and letting it all solidify in the freezer, but all of this won’t cost you any effort, the making of the recipe though takes about 10 to 20 minutes depending on how fast you work. Minimum effort, maximum reward, these are the types of recipes are the most convenient, of course I like spending hours in the kitchen and don’t mind getting my hands dirty, but not everyone has the time, or patience, so this one is for you!
You can have these bars with a cup of tea, on a smoothie bowl like I did or just eat them as they are.
You could also try adding toppings before they are solid like fresh fruits, such as berries, figs or mango, or maybe you want some hemp seeds on top!? They are your bars so make them however you like.
These bars will stay good for a while if stored in the freezer, which is what I would recommend. If you want to have one just take it out of the freezer and let them come to room temperature a little. Or take some out and keep them in the fridge, this way you’ll never have to wait for them to get soft.
If you make this dish leave a comment below to let me know how you liked them, or tag me in your creations on my social media accounts.
For a while now I’ve been trying to eat more “clean”, while not being to strict on myself. One thing I’ve noticed is that when there are clean and healthy snacks lying around the house, it’s easier to ignore those junky foods that keep eyeballing me, and it’s not like I can completely get rid of them because most of them aren’t even mine. So you can expect a lot of clean, healthy and yummy recipes (although most of my recipes aren’t junky at all).
I wanted to get my oatmeal in the form of a bar and that’s how these bars were born. Now that the weather is getting warmer so big bowls of warm oats aren’t as appealing to me as they are during the colder periods, but I still want the benefits of eating a good bowl of oats.
- They keep me full and satisfied in the mornings and of course a very clean breakfast!
- Oatmeal is very customisable, you can literally adjust it to your own liking.
- It’s inexpensive.
- You can scrub your face with them, I’m not even kidding.
These are just a few reasons why I enjoy my oats, now I want all of that stuffed into a bar! Now I do not recommend eating just one of these bars for breakfast, eat some fruits with to make it a meal.
These bars do not include any syrups, the only sweetener I used was bananas, if you want more sweetness you can add raisins or more goji berries. This makes it a perfect treat for when you are trying to avoid overt sugars and oils.
The base to this recipe are the bananas, flax seeds and oats, all the remaining ingredients are just because I like them or for nutritional value. This means that you can customise these bars to your own liking, just like a big bowl of oats.
I used turmeric to make them nice and golden and because I love its beneficial properties, you can’t even taste the turmeric. You can absolutely use other spices like cardamom, anise, clover and all spice to name a few. Instead of using walnuts you can use nuts like cashews, pecans and brasil nuts, and if you have a nut allergy just skip those and add coconut. Another ingredient you can swap are the goji berries, if you don’t have them just use raisins instead, or even mulberries. These are your bars, you get to decide what goes inside them.
If you like soft (but firm) and chewy bars you should really give these a try, they were a winner in my household. Give them a try and let me know how they turned out. If you tweak the recipe post a picture on Instagram and tag me, I’m curious to see your creations!