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The Weekend Special

Posted Feb 06 2011 7:53am
Weekends are great, no? It’s a time to relax, reflect, enjoy time with Family/Friends, and more. Weekend's are also a great time to bake. To me, that relaxing! The aroma of sweet spices, chocolate, or any other baking flavor just makes me smile. I think that’s why I am always buying the sugar cookie candles to light in our house! hehe.

Anyway, this Sunday (today) will be the 9th day into my 2 week Amazing grass challenge and I am REALLY enjoying it. The past few days have focused on quality calories (not quantity) for use of energy and nourishment. Let me just say, this makes A WORLD OF A DIFFERENCE! Looking at the quality of the food you eat is KEY! Is it packed full of nutritious ingredients? Or is it full of processed ingredients you can’t even pronounce? Eek!

Now I am not saying that you should never eat processed food,  it's more that you should avoid it when you can. You know, the 80/20 rule.

That being said, my goal this weekend was to bake a bar that was wholesome, nourishing, and SATISFYING!! Here's goes....

Oh, and there is a TREAT for you from NUTTZO at the end, so be sure to catch that.

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  • 1/2 cup PB flour (you can also use 1/4 cup more almond meal and 2 tbsp more protein powder if you don't have PB Flour)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 1/3 cup almond meal
  • 45g vanilla protein powder (I used Life Basics Vanilla ) or Vanilla Chai amazing grass meal to boost those superfoods.
  • 2 tbsp NUTTZO (or chunky nut butter)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder (really not needed)
  • 1-2 tsp rum extract or 1 TBSP light rum
  • 1 tbsp local honey (or agave nectar)
  • OPTIONAL Add-ins: (1/3 cup raisins/fruit, cinnamon, extra honey or stevia if you like them to be sweeter)
Directions:
Pretty simple, mix all the ingredients together (ya, I am not fancy) and press into a greased baking dish. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes. Cool and then slice. Makes around 12 bars.
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Calories per bar: 132.2
  • Total Fat: 8.5 g
  • Total Carbs: 7.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 7.7 g
  • sugars: 2.2g
I’d say those are some “quality” stats, eh?

And for your special treat, if you’re a NUTTZO fan like me, you get 25% off by using the code below. You’ll have until Monday (24 hours from now) to purchase your order. This is a special deal they created just for you guys! So cool!!
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Code (all lowercase)- bar
Alright, hope you guys have a lovely Sunday. What’s your Weekend routine? What's makes you live for the weekend?
Cheers,
LC


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