Roasted Hazelnut Bars with Chocolate

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Roasted Hazelnut Bars with Chocolate

Positive Vitality’s Roasted Hazelnut Bars with Chocolate are Dairy Free, Gluten Free, sugar Free, Vegan, Paleo 

Ingredients

Crust

•200gr Hazelnuts, raw

•3 heaped Tbs Raw Coconut Oil,

•2/3 cup Date, pitted

•pinch of Cinnamon

•pinch of Himalayan Salt

Chocolate

•3 heaped Tbs Raw Coconut Oil

•2 heaped Tbs Coconut Cream

•3 heaped Tbs Raw Cacao Powder

•Date syrup or other sweetener

•Vanilla Extract, natural

•pinch of Himalayan salt

Preparation:

  1. Soak your dates for a few hours in a filtered water. Leave a handful dried.

2. Pre heat the oven to 165C and place hazelnuts in for approx 15min. If you are a Raw Foodist and don’t want to use heat, but you want your nuts to be crunchy you can dehydrate in oven at 40C for a few hours.

3. Place the hazelnuts and unsealed dates with a tablespoon of coconut oil in a food processor and blend to the finally chopped consistency.

4. Drain the reming dates and place in a blending container together with the remaining coconut oil, cinnamon and pinch of salt. Blend until smooth.

5. In a bowl combine crushed hazelnuts and dates with date-coconut mixture using a spoon.

6. When well combined spoon it out to a container or small baking tin and flatten it up. Place in a freezer for 15 min.

Meanwhile prepare your chocolate

  1. Melt the coconut oil in a small pot on a medium heat.

2. Lower the heat to minimum and add cacao, vanilla, salt and sweetener stirring vigorously, when well combined add coconut cream and stir well anti smooth consistency. Take of the heat and cool down.

3. When the chocolate is cooled  take the hazelnut crust from the freezer and soon out a tin layer of chocolate over it. Place in a fridge to set.

Check out health benefits bellow

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Health Benefits: 

Raw cacao powder is a superfood considering all the nutrients it contains, like vitamins, minerals, fibre, protein, flavonoids, pholypenols and much much more! Thanks to those raw cacao is supporting healthy metabolism, so beneficial for people trying to lose weight, it is full of antioxidants boosting our immune system  and cardiovascular system, it is all a wonderful mood enhancer.

Coconut fat is a type of fat that we shouldn’t be afraid of and we should use it as often as possible. Not only coconut fat is digested different and converted straight away for energy other than being stored in our fat tissue. Coconut fat is super healthy, it improves insulin sensitivity and block fat storage, also in patients with type 2 diabetes, therefore it is supporting a healthy weight loss. It is also antimicrobial, it has antioxidant and antistress properties and it support s healthy hearth.

 

Hazelnuts (Filberts) Rich in unsaturated fats (mostly oleic acid), high in magnesium, calcium and vitamins B and E. Hazelnuts are good for your heart, help reduce the risk of cancer, and aid in muscle, skin, bone, joint and digestive health.

Dates are Great for:

•Weight loss.

•Relieving constipation, supporting regular bowel movements.

•Promoting heart health, reducing heart disease risk.

•Diarrhea.

•Iron-deficiency anemia.

•Reducing blood pressure.

•Promoting respiratory and digestive health.

By | 2017-01-31T19:29:21+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Desserts, Paleo, Recipes, Vegan|Comments Off on Roasted Hazelnut Bars with Chocolate

About the Author:

Ola Van Zyl is Owner of Positive Vitality Nutritional Therapy, Health Coach, Corporate Nutrition Specialist, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Public Speaker. Ola is a graduate of the Institute of Health Sciences in Nutritional Therapy, Dietary Counselling and Functional Sports Nutrition. She is a member of Nutritional Therapists of Ireland. In her work Ola applies the latest theories and research in nutrition, functional medicine and coaching to achieve optimum health. She works with groups and individuals, helping them to gain more energy, to lose weight, to manage stress, improve sleep quality and mood, as well as increase physical performance. Ola believes that nutrition is the key to long and vibrant live and she is very passionate about creating nutritious and delicious recipes to encourage healthy eating.