Chocolate Chia Bars
These bars are full of fiber, nut protein and chocolate to curb the cravings of the sweet monster but with no refined sugar (dates give the sweetness).
⅓ Cup Navitas Naturals Chia Seeds
1 Cup raw Almonds
1–½ Cups pitted Medjool Dates (15-25 depending on size)
⅓ Cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
½ tsp pure Vanilla Extract
¼ tsp pure Almond Extract
In a food processor pulse the almonds a couple of times, transfer to a small bowl. Add the dates and process until a paste forms. Add the nuts and remaining ingredients in, process until mixed.
Line an 8×8" glass baking dish with plastic wrap, knock the mix out and flatten into the dish, until even, press down firmly.
Cover and refrigerate till cold, cut into bars and store tightly wrapped.
Chia seeds can be an odd texture if you are not used to them. To make them finer, grind them in a clean coffee mill first, use as directed above. When eating the bars be sure to drink plenty and to be blunt: if you are not used to a higher fiber diet eat these in SMALL servings!
Recipe and photo courtesy of Trail Cooking and the Outdoors.