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11Oct

I always have Nakd Bars in my desk for when I am feeling peckish, or am craving that bar of chocolate. Although Lara Bars shouldn’t be eaten every day, they are great for when you want a little portable treat.

Lara Bars

Lara Bars

Follow the basic principles in the recipe- mixing dates with nuts in a blender. But then play around with different flavours to come up with your perfect combination. I always try to keep the nut ratio as high as possible without the mixture breaking up, as you often find that Nakd style bars contain way too much sugar.

Mix it all together

Mix it all together

For 4 bars I took:-

  • 2 big handfuls of dates
  • 2 big handfuls of macadamia nuts
  • 1 dessert spoon of 100% organic coco powder
  • sprinkle of sesame seeds
massage in the chocolate

massage in the chocolate

Method

  1. I then whizzed the dates and nuts in a blender, then mixed in the coco powder. I then sprinkled in some sesame seeds.
  2. I then massaged the ingredients together and moulded them into bars.
  3. Add orange extract, peppermint essence, almond butter, cashew nuts, almonds! Anything really! Turn them into portable treats.
Flatten out then mould

Flatten out then mould

Lara Bars

Lara Bars

  

Paleo Polly

Great tasting food has always been my passion. Obsessed with cookbooks from a young ages I have enjoyed exploring the world of food, recipe by recipe. 2004, aged 20, I was reading Law at University; money was tight, and meals were often made up of vegetables and starchy carbohydrates, washed down with ample alcoholic beverages of choice. Always made from scratch, taste championed calorie content; many delicious creamy pastas and carb-loaded rice and pitta dishes were consumed.Being in my early twenties, I was quite capable of getting away with my not exactly nutritious diet, however following Law School I noticed that I’d put on a few pounds. Being a food lover, I became extremely interested in the power of food; its nutritional value, its healing, health benefits. I read pages and pages of nutritional information; I followed fitness blogs, and read health cookbooks. I then made the decision to turn paleo; I really tightened up my diet and saw amazing result. Most importantly however, eating the right food made me feel great. For the first time, I did not feel bloated, I felt energized, health issues cleared up. My skin was the best ever, I slept well at night. The Paleo Diet involves eating mainly vegetables and protein, with small amounts of fruit, nuts and seeds. Eating Paleo is in essence eating the foods your body was designed to eat. The Paleo Diet mimics the diet that our hunter-gather ancestors ate; pre-agricultural revolution. My love of paleo, has brought me to my new found hobby; CrossFit and a combination of exercise and diet are an unbeatable solution. Paleo Polly is a blog dedicated to my journey. Although I am not a qualified nutritionist, my personal journey has enabled me to make great changes to my life and to my well-being. I would like to share my journey, and my life experiences and guide and assist anyone wanting to make a positive change.

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