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Taking onboard a little raw energy date

Gather, connect and bolster up a beautiful inner you. Show up and spend sometime with yourself to be creative and nurturing in your own kitchen.


INGREDIENTS

2 cups Medjool Dates, pitted and chopped (about 20 dates)
2 cups raw cashew nuts (Lazy measurement, more or less doesn’t matter)
3/4 cup unsweetened cacoa powder or nibs
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (Lazy measurement)
2 tbsp. vanilla extract or a bit of naughty salted caramel
3 tbsp. cold water


Go hell for leather crazy, bounce all the ingredients around in your food blitzer, quickly bringing all together as a pulp.

Press firmly into a 9-inch square baking dish. Chill for 1 hour before serving

Go capture a bit of hearty health after your practice.

WHY DATES?

The benefits of dates include relief from constipation, intestinal disorders, heart problems, anemia, sexual dysfunction, diarrhea, abdominal cancer, and many other conditions. Dates are good for gaining weight also. Dates are rich in several vitamins, minerals and fiber too. These delicious fruits contain oil, calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium which are all beneficial for health. Some health specialists have said that eating one day per day is necessary for a balanced and healthy diet.

The massive health benefits of dates have made them one of the best ingredients for muscle development. [Organicfacts.net]

Why RAW & Cacao

[Credit – Huffington Post] – If you’ve got a penchant for chocolate-y goodness, but don’t want to load up on processed food or sugar then cacao might be just the ticket.

Cacao is the raw, unprocessed chocolate superfood on everyone’s lips. Unlike your regular chocolate bar, raw cacao is supercharged with magnesium and flavanoids, which makes it good for you inside and out.

What Is Cacao?

Although cacao and cocoa are very similar (they look almost identical, are practically spelled the same, and both come from the Theobroma cacao tree) they are not be confused with one another.

Think of cacao as the healthier relative of cocoa: raw cacao is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans, which preserves the beans nutritional content; cocoa is heavily processed, roasted at high temperatures and has a lot of sugar added to it, which almost zaps away the health benefits.

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