• Maria Fernanda López

Swirly Almond Chocolate Bars (Vegan, Low Carb, Gluten Free)


GUYS! This recipe is by far one of my favorites. I probably say that every time, but maybe it just getting better? or maybe my body is in the mood for something different? Who knows.. As usual my favorite way to relax is baking, and eating (duh!), keeping it low carb, gluten free, vegan and healthy fats from almonds, and dark chocolate.


This recipe was supposed to have three layers, but my epic fail turned out into a beautiful and delicious mess! Glad it wasn't ruined, the best fails are the ones that create something better, right?


The good thing about cooking at home and using your own ingredients is that you can add the flavors you want plus use some functional foods, here we focus on chocolate.


DARK CHOCOLATE is powerful antioxidant, flavonoids have an effect in lowering blood pressure plus it also improves blood flow, lowers cholesterol and LDL (low density lipoprotein AKA bad cholesterol).


I always choose 80% and up chocolate and organic, sugar content is also important to me so I love my Eating Evolved chocolate, in this recipe I used the Midnight Coconut Bar (100% cacao) but their keto cups and cups are delicious, they use coconut sugar and great igredients! Plus you can use "mariatmt" to get a free gift in your purchase!




INGREDIENTS (Makes 9 Bars)

First layer

- 4 scoops of 22 Days Nutrition Protein Powder - Vanilla

(can substitute with 3/4 cup of coconut flour)

- 3 Tbsp of Lakanto monk fruit

- 1/2 cup of water

- 3 Tbsp of coconut oil

- Cinnamon

Second Layer

- 1/2 cup of creamy almond butter

- 3 Tbsp of Lakanto monk fruit

- 1/4 cup of almond milk

- Eating Evolved Midnight Coconut Bar ("mariatmt" for free gift on your purchase!)


METHOD


1. Preheat the oven at 350F. In a bowl mix the first layer ingredients, and pour in a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes and let cool.

2. Once the first layer is cooled, mix the almond butter, monk fruit and almond milk. Pour in the first layer.

3. Melt the chocolate bar with a splash or water and top the dish, make swirls using a knife with the last layer taking care not to hit the first layer.

4. Freeze for 2 hours. ENJOY!




Nutrition Facts (per serving): 208 kcal

Fat: 17.2 g

Carbs: 5.4 g

Fiber: 3.2 g

Protein: 13.1 g







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