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Magical Mulberry Squares (raw, vegan, gluten-free, low-glycemic, soy-free, grain-free, paleo friendly)

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Feb 25, 2013 raw vegan recipes , , , , , , , , , 3 Comments

Lately I’ve been wanting to make a fruity raw dessert that was neither chocolate nor overly nutty, but I’ve been uninspired by winter fruits.  Persimmons in fall are pretty much my last love until stone fruits return in spring– my winters are spent begrudgingly munching on Fuji apples that provide no groundbreaking dessert ideas.  So, I took the dried fruit route today and hit my cupboards up for inspiration, and thankfully, my cupboards (and freezer) did me right.  Here is a chewy, sweet, tangy and decadent treat that is packed with superfoods and contains very little added sweeteners.

Magical Mulberry Squares

Base:
1 cup dried mulberries, ground in food processor or blender
1/2 cup whole dried mulberries
1/2 cup cashews, ground as above
1/4 cup dried raisins and/or cherries, ground as above
1/2 cup lucuma powder
3 scoops vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
2 tbls coconut nectar or honey
1 tsp camu camu powder
1/2 tsp Himalayan salt

Grind fruits and cashews, then mix together with all other ingredients. Mixture will be malleable and slightly sticky. Press into a 8″ baking pan and refrigerate.

Topping:
3 tbls almond butter
3 tbls coconut oil, melted
2 tbls coconut nectar or honey
1 tbls lecithin powder
1 tsp Longevity Power “Maca Bliss”*
1/4 tsp Himalayan salt

Mix all ingredients together and pour over base layer. Once firm, dust with lucuma powder and cut into squares of any desired size.
*Maca bliss is a unique maca product; it is extracted at low heat, has had the starch and fiber removed, and unlike regular maca, has no overly malty flavor. It is available online here.







Comments

  • Arthur
    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:36 pm Reply

    You are a GODDESS! Food worships YOU!

  • hannah
    Sep 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm Reply

    These look AMAZING! Is there any way to replace the vanilla protein powder though – maybe with plain hemp protein and vanilla extract? or with more cashews (and vanilla)? I’d so love to try them but can’t buy more powders!

    Thanks for sharing!

    hannah

    1. Ariane
      Sep 27, 2013 at 9:02 am Reply

      Thank you! I’d use a vanilla rice or pea protein before hemp, as that is the grittiest one of all. If you don’t mind the texture of hemp, I’d use that and a tsp or so of vanilla extract.

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