Raw Cacao Mint Bars!
When I posted this photo on Facebook, I had more comments and "likes" than another other raw food photo that I had ever posted before! I couldn't wait to share the recipe that I have created with all of my friends who want to experience these luscious, refreshing mint bars! These are packed with nutrition and living enzymes that will give you so much energy! I ate these for breakfast along with my usual green smoothie and I was buzzing my way through the day! I love these and I hope you do too!
1 cup pecans
1 cup dates
1/4 cup cacao powder
Food process the brownie ingredients until blended and dry chunky. press into a small pan or pie plate.
2 cups raw cashews soaked for three hours
juice from one lemon
3/4 cup raw honey
3/4 cup raw coconut oil
1 vanilla bean, split open and seeds scraped, pod discarded
1/2 tsp pink himylayan salt
1/4 cup water
Blend all ingredients until smooth
Pour mixture on top of the brownie crust and spread evenly. Place in freezer to set for about 90 minutes. Make the mint layer after this sets.
1 small avocado, peeled and pitted
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
1/3 cup raw agave nectar
1/2 tsp pure organic mint extract (or more to taste)
1/4 cup coconut oil
In your Vitamix, blend the avocado, mint leaves, agave, coconut oil and mint extract until smooth. The mixture should be thick and creamy. (If your blender doesn't move the mixture very well, add a few tablespoons of water.
Spread the mint layer over the brownie/vanilla cream layer. Place back in freezer to set for another 90 minutes. Remove from freezer, but into squares and sprinkle with raw, shredded coconut. I also sprinked some hemp hearts over mine.
Enjoy this beautiful, abundantly healthy dessert!