Monday, June 3, 2013

Struggling my way through the Candida Diet one No Bake Chocolate Sweet Potato Protein bar at a time

Okay - this diet is hard.

I am a bottomless pit. Hungry all the time. Don't have the time or wherewithal to just keep filling up on veggies. Sorry. I eat a ton of veggies. I just NEED other things for snacks. 

And smoothies kind of make a mess and need to be eaten right away. 

So I had to come up with a new protein bar that didn't include dried fruit. My old recipe from my pre-Candida days relied on delicious dates for sweetness. Man those were good. But dates are out and Stevia is in.

And I had half a sweet potato that needed to be used up. Sweet potato's aren't particularly Candida diet friendly. But in this case you just use half a cup in 8 bars. Pretty sure that qualifies as low carb even for a Candida diet. 

The chocolate is another debatable item because of the caffeine. So watch your response to these. If they cause severe cravings or exacerbate your systems then lay off - especially if you are in the first phase. But you might be okay. 

These were so good that I have to say I'm craving them and am having trouble stopping at one. So I think I have to watch it. If you aren't on the Candida diet you can enjoy these freely. They are delicious straight out of the freezer.

Another weird and wonderful combination of clean ingredients. 

No Bake Freezer Chocolate Sweet Potato Protein Bars

by MamaChanty
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: Freeze
Keywords: freeze snack breakfast candida-diet friendly gluten-free low-carb paleo sugar-free wheat belly canned coconut milk chocolate hemp seeds sweet potato
Ingredients (7 - 8 bars)
  • 1/2 cup baked and cooled and mashed sweet potato - a great way to use up leftovers
  • 1/2 cup Hemp hearts
  • 1 Scoop Vega One Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp organic 100% cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup melted organic coconut oil
  • 8 drops liquid Stevia
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk
I just threw everything in my Ninja bender and pulsed until fully combined. It took a couple of minutes and I had to scrape down the sides two or three times.
If it seems too thick you can add a little unsweetened milk (hemp, coconut, flax, soy) to thin it out a bit.
I then pressed it into a glass loaf pan that was lined with parchment paper.
Place in freezer. Once frozen, remove and slice.
I like to wrap my individual pieces in wax paper so they are ready to take straight out of the freezer.
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