Paleo Diet Day 21: Three-Week Anniversary + Raw Nanaimo Bar! (recipe with pictures included)
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
As you all just read, this starts Week 3 of my excellent Paleo adventure. The meals were fairly simple: breakfast = coconut yoghurt & almonds & tea; workout at the gym with weights; lunch - ham, sprouts; afternoon coffee and banana with almond butter; supper = red cabbage, the rest of the ham, followed by almonds and macadamia nuts.
BUT - in response to a request from a reader for the recipe for the raw Paleo nanaimo bar - my daughter made it again, this time taking photos and writing down a basic recipe, both of which I will share.
Ingredients: 1 cup ground pecans or walnuts; 3 Tbs cacao powder; 4 Tbs xylitol
Blend @45 seconds or until smooth in food processor:
To make the cream bottom (listed as "optional"): 1/2 cup coconut yoghurt, 2 tsp. arrowroot powder. Mix on medium heat, stirring continuously until it is pudding-like:
Now the instructions kind of fade out (or the sticky notes disappeared) so I'll ad lib: set out a layer of coconut flakes:
Drizzle on the cream:
Mix in the filling:
Lift the wax paper so that the coconut flakes cover the top:
And the final masterpiece!
Let cool in the 'fridge for 5 minutes. Enjoy!
Total preparation time was about half an hour. Total survival time of the nanaimo bar was about eight hours. I just finished the last bite. A short life but long to be remembered for making the ultimate sacrifice!