Citrus fruits are generally available all year around in Australia, but with the cooler weather well and truly here, it doesn’t hurt to up the ante with all things lemon, lime and citrus fruits given their immune boosting benefits and high antioxidant activity.
I found this recipe from The Organic Dietician on pinterest, but I did change the some of the ingredients and quantities to suit what I had in the pantry. The result? I am so impressed! What was even more impressive, is that my husband and daughter liked it! (I have to work on Master 3 – we’ll get there!)
You do have to be careful not to add too much turmeric in this mixture, as this will result in a more orange colour, but this dairy free, grain free, clean eating, vegan, refined sugar free, paleo recipe is packed with nutrients and practically guilt free. MOST importantly it’s delicious! Have I sold you yet? a MUST try…
What you’ll need:
1/2 Cup Pitted Dates
1/3 Cup Banting and Co Muesli or Paleo Muesli or your choice of nuts (pumpkin seeds or walnuts work well) You can Banting and Co online from www.bantingfood.com.au and use discount code littlewigsfitness – I am NOT paid to endorse this company, I just love good local produce and nutritious food and want to share the love!
Pinch Himalayan Sea Salt
1 1/2 Cups Coconut flakes
1 tbsp. sweetener such as agave syrup or rice malt syrup
2 tbsp. lemon zest
2 tbsp. coconut oil melted
1/2 tsp. turmeric (be careful not to use too much!)
1/2 cup. fresh lemon juice (you can also mix in lime juice)
In a food processor, chop the dates and the nut mix until it comes together.
Press mixture into a lined baking tin ensuring an even base.
Add the coconut flakes in the food processor and blend until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients until they all come together. Add the sweetener as well.
Press the lemon mixture on top of the crust ensuring an even top.
Refrigerate for 1 – 2 hours.
Cut into bars and store in a sealed container.
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