Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tea time for the Kitz Girls

My favourite slice has always been the sugary, fatty version of this healthy one I created using raw natural ingredients. I haven't had the sugary one since I was a kid but with this delicious alternative I can now enjoy knowing that all of the ingredients are actually nutritious!! The Choci-Jo and the Active Almonds are available at Kitz Living Foods, theres a link at the right of the page.


1 cup active almonds
1 cup Choci-jo
½ cup dates
1 T coconut oil

1 cup soaked cashews
1 cup soaked date plus soak water
2 T dark agave
½ t each cinnamon & vanilla
¾ guar gum (optional)
1 ½ cup soaked cashews/mac’s
½ cup soaked dates
100ml dark agave
Pinch vanilla
75ml water
1 heaped t cacao


Place almonds into a food processor and process until a smooth meal. Add the choci-jo and blend for about 15secs then add dates slowly down the chute while motor is still running adding coconut oil straight after so that it incorporates with the dates, once they are evenly chopped and the mix stays together when pressed into a ball pour into a nice slice pan or round tart dish and press down firmly to make a base. You can use the back of a spoon or the bottom of a flat glass to smooth the bottom. Make sure it is pressed well so that it does not fall apart when cut!!

Rinse the cashews then place in a good quality blender with the dates and date soak water, agave, vanilla & cinnamon. Blend until smooth. This can take a while, to test put some mix between you thumb and index finger and if there are no grains, it is smooth like cream it is ready. It may not get as smooth as cream but get it as smooth as you can. IF using guar gum slowly while the motor is running tilt the teaspoon of guar gum into the blender so that it does not clump. Blend until it combines and thickens. Spread evenly over the base then place into the freezer to cool.

Place all ingredients except the cacao powder into the blender and blend until smooth and creamy, then add cacao powder and blend until it is mixed in thoroughly. Spread evenly over the filling. You can wait until the filling has cooled a bit then add the topping. Place into the fridge or freezer to cool for at least 5hrs.. then ENJOY!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, this looks great! I've got to try this recipe. I've been raw vegan a little over a year now. Love the lifestyle. I'll pass along your link! Keep up the good work.
    Allison Reece