Healthy Desserts

Published on February 7th, 2014 | by Grinds4Gamers

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Almond Bites

I have a serious sweet tooth.  Sometimes I just need a fix.  One of the most difficult things to do when you are trying to eat healthy is avoid your cravings.  Well, why not trick your brain?  Nature makes some incredibly tasty and sweet ingredients that are actually good for you.  Let’s mash some up and try it eh?  These almond bites pack a punch with wholesome ingredients that dose your body with good fats, fiber, cholesterol-fighting, anti-oxidant sweetness that cause minds to be blown.  Let’s Grind! 

Ingredients:

4 cups almonds (raw or roasted, unsalted)

1 cup flax meal (ground flaxseeds)

1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

4 cups dates (pitted)

1 cup of raisins

1 cup almond butter

1 tsp sea salt

1 cup coconut oil

1 1/2 cups cacao dark chocolate

PREPARATION:

Place almonds, flax, coconut, dates, almond butter and sea salt into a food processor and pulse.  You want the consistency to be close to paste, but if you want it more crunchy, pulse less.  Not pulseless, pulse…less.  Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl.  Melt the coconut oil and mix into the bowl mixture thoroughly.  You want a light shine of the coconut oil on the mixture.

Once thoroughly mixed, place the mixture into a Pyrex dish and press it all down evenly and firmly.  You could also put the mixture into muffin tins for ready-made, bite sized treats.  Melt your chocolate and drizzle it on top of the pressed mixture.  Place into the fridge for one hour so the coconut oil can solidify.  This is what holds it all together.  Remove from the fridge, cut into squares much like you would brownies.  Or pop out of the tins if you went with the muffin tin option.  Serve ’em up!  You’re welcome :-

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About the Author

Kash is the creator of Grinds 4 Gamers and the Founder of MOG Nation Gaming & a Co-Host on the Wildcast Podcast. I'm a busy & humble public servant, daddy, hubby, game geek, Crossfit Coach and self-proclaimed Paleo chef. Need help with min-maxing your life? Hit me up at kash@grinds4gamers.com.



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