Sometimes you just need something like a chocolate bar but, obviously, nothing by any brand we want to avoid so much. By now we know that eating chocolate in reasonable amounts makes you feel psychologically speaking better and so improves the running of your body’s endorphins.
With the raw vegan trend there are plenty of recipes out there where you can make yourself an energy bar which is simply done and, more importantly, of which ingredients you have the total control of. And here is my version:
- 60g dry (but moist) plums (pitted and roughly chopped)
- 50g dry (but moist) dates (pitted and roughly chopped)
- 110g apricots (roughly chopped)
- 100g raw cocoa beans
- 70g brazil nuts
- 40g flax seeds
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- a pinch of sea salt
- 3 tablespoons cold water
Put all dry ingredients in a food processor and process until the texture is coarse. Then add a little water at a time until it reaches a dry but moist dough consistency. Scrape the mixture into a pan (container or tray with plastic wrap) and press evenly with a spatula. Put it into the freezer for at least half an hour and cut into 1″ squares. Keep the bars chilled in a box.