Sunday, 20 July 2014

Raw Food Date Slice

Oh, what to snack on?  It's mid-morning and you know you'll be fancying a little bite to eat with afternoon tea........well, I'm not all that great with baking, so haul out the blender and hey, presto, afternoon tea is a delight!

This is so scrumptious and easy to make, and dang!  It just happens to be super-healthy too!  3 good reasons to try it out!  I was gifted this recipe by a friend, Jo, who found it on the World Wide Web @     It also ticks the gluten free, egg free, dairy free, cruelty free boxes too!

Recipe for Date Slice
To make the crust:
1.5 cups whole raw almonds
1.5 cups oats
1/2 tspn salt
10 dates, pitted, roughly chopped
1/4 cup coconut oil
Process all ingredients until it resembles a fine crumble, gradually adding dates and processing until blended and sticky.  Set aside 3/4 cup of mixture for topping and press the remainder into a slice tin firmly.  

For the filling:
25 dates, pitted, roughly chopped
1/2 cup water
Process the dates and water to make a paste.  Spread paste onto base with wet spatula and then sprinkle on the last of the crumbly crust mixture, firming it down gently with fingers.  Place in fridge for a couple of hours or overnight.  Cut into squares and keep stored in fridge.

Sweet mid- afternoon treat
Apple, carrot, ginger and lemon juice - freshly juiced, makes a great healthy accompaniment to your date slice.  Or substitute for a cuppa tea!
Fresh home-grown juice!

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