This recipe is very adaptable. For example, if you add more coconut oil, you’ll create a fantastic cacao sauce to pour over ice cream. If you add more cacao powder. Simple!
–Combine all the ingredients to make an even consistency. I love to mix in chia seeds and goji berries and you can mix in anything you like; nuts, dried fruit, anything!
–Spread onto some parchment paper and pop in the freezer for 5 minutes.
–Take out and smash it into bits.
Store in the fridge or freezer as it will melt if it gets too warm – the bars are only as stable as the coconut oil is. In the UK, it will probably by ok but in Dubai it melts if left out. (Unless my sister is about as she can eat a whole tray in one go!)
Orange chia pudding
I did not invent this recipe but whoever did should get some sort of special achievement award! This pudding also makes a nice dessert or snack.
Makes 4 generous cupfuls:
1 handful of almonds (pre-soaked for at least 4 hours)
2 8oz glasses of water (most glasses hold 8oz)
2 large oranges (wash the outside well as we will be using the rind)
2 tbsp coconut sugar (agave or honey will also be fine)
3 heaped teaspoons of chia seeds
1 teaspoon of lucuma (optional)
1 nut mylk bag or sieve
–Pop the almonds and water into a blender and blend well.
–Strain the mixture through a nut mylk bag and pour back into the blender.
–Add the rind and juice of one orange and blend again.
–Add the chia seeds and coconut sugar. Blend again at high speed for a few moments, then slow things down until it thickens slightly.
–Transfer to your desired serving bowl – I love to add some orange segments onto the pudding, it’s yummy! Passion fruit would also work well, so try whatever floats your boat!