No-Bake Choconutty Acai Slice

Choc Coconut Acai Slice

You’ve probably heard all about the benefits of acai by now, especially that it’s great for your immune system, is a great energy booster and that it may have anti-ageing effects. Unfortunately, many acai blends have unnecessary added sweeteners – and don’t even get us started on the sugar content of some store-bought acai bowls! When we came across Elite Nutrition‘s Acai Blend, one of the products in our upcoming Autumn Box, we were surprised to see that it had less than 3 grams of total sugars per serve. The blend includes coconut flakes, a mixture of other superfood powders and raw cacao nibs, making it the perfect smoothie booster or, in the case of our No-Bake Choconutty Acai Slice, a great addition to your baking.

No-Bake Choconutty Acai Slice

Makes 10 medium-sized pieces

Ingredients

  • 5 tbsp Elite Nutrition Acai Blend
  • 9 dates
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 and 1/4 tbsp raw cacao butter, melted (substitute with melted coconut oil if cacao butter isn’t available)
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 3 tbsp water

Method

  1. Line a brownie pan measuring approx. 10cm by 15cm with baking paper.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until the mixture starts to form a doughy consistency.
  3. Remove the mixture from the food processor and flatten into the brownie pan.
  4. Refrigerate until firm, then slice and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Note: Whilst this recipe is refined sugar-free, the dates do add a significant amount of fructose to the slice. This is a “treat” food and should be enjoyed in moderation.

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