What makes these so energizing? AND healthy?
Is it the all-natural protein packed peanut butter? Or the endocrine and hormone balancing maca powder? Or the delicious and naturally sweet dates?
My guess – it’s a combination of all three that make these both energizing and delicious.
Dates are naturally sweet and contain nutrients, which make them a fantastic substitute for white sugar. All natural peanut butter is just that – peanuts being the only ingredient. No added sugar or oils. Just delicious peanutty protein. Maca Powder is a powder from the maca root. Maca is good for the endocrine system and hormonal system – it’s said to be energizing for you AND your libido 😉
4 brown rice cakes (pulverized) or the equivalent in brown rice puffs/cereal
1-2 cups peanut butter
2 tbsp maca powder
10 dates, pitted and chopped
½ cup dark chocolate or cacao powder
1-2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Water or almond milk to thin
Add dates, vanilla, and chocolate powder to a blender. Blend until smooth, but not liquidy, adding water or (almond) milk as needed to thin. You want it to be a spreadable paste consistency. FYI – you can also use the leftover chocolate goop from inside the nut milk bag used to make chocolate almond milk.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together rice puffs, maca, and peanut butter. It gets sticky, so you may need to use your hands. Spread evenly into a lined or greased bread pan. Spread the chocolate-date icing on top. Place in the freezer for 1 hour to set, then store in the refrigerator (to prevent melting).
It’s easy, no baking involved, and a healthy, delicious treat!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Peace and love,