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Health foods and natural beauty products alike claim that they’re antioxidative properties help keep you feeling and looking longer. Basically, we can assume that Antioxidants are good for you right? Well, there is more to antioxidants than just keeping us feeling and looking younger.

Why You Should Eat More Blueberries

Why You Should Eat More Blueberries

Why You Should Eat More Blueberries Did you know, bluberries are in season in the United States of America through April to late September? Did you also know that July is National Blueberries Month? In light of July being National Blueberries month, I thought we 

Raw Berry Cashew Dessert Bar

Raw Berry Cashew Dessert Bar

Berry Cashew Dessert Bar - Tayler Silfverduk - The perfect plantbased / vegan / glutenfree Fourth of July Recipe! Celebrate with this Independence Day recipe! Red White and Blue food are always a crowd favoite during these festivities and these Berry Coconut Cashew Bars are sure to bring joy to your vegan and glutenfree friends!


Raw Berry Cashew Dessert Bar

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Dree

The Creamiest, Most Delicious, Perfect Red, White, and Blue raw dessert for your Fourth of July Celebrations!

Finding and developing gluten-free recipes to make for Independence Day celebrations is a challenge. Finding ones that are also dairy-free, and vegan is even more difficult. It seems as if all of the foods surrounding this festive holiday are everything but those things. However, I have found the perfect patriotic recipe that will satisfy your dairy-free, gluten-free and or your vegan party-goers. I am so excited to share this Raw Berry Cashew Dessert Bar recipe with you! It’s white, its blue, it’s red, and perfect to make ahead. The creamy texture and tasty flavors of these dessert bars are sure to make this the most popular dish at the party! I think this recipe even blows my patriotic Berry Watermelon Honey Mint Fruit Salad out of the water (but I mean let’s be real, any delicious creamy dessert like this is bound to out perform fresh fruit, as delicious as it may be).


Raw Berry Cashew Dessert Bars Recipe

Prep Time30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: dessert, the Fourth of July
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan / Plantbased
Servings: 12 Bars

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 + 1/2 cups raw sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup medjool dates

For the White Filling

  • 1 to 2 bananas extra-ripe*
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 tbsp Agave
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Red Filling

  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 tsbp Agave
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

For the Blue Filling

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 tbsp Agave
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

For the Crust

  • Let dates soak until soft in hot water
  • Process soaked dates and sunflower seeds together in a food processor until crumbly crust forms (Don't over process)
  • In a lined 8x8 baking dish, evenly press the crust into the pan

For the Fillings

  • In a food processor add in the ingredients for the white filling
  • Process the ingredients until a smooth consistency is formed (this might take a few minutes
  • Once the white filling is creamy and smooth, spread it evenly on top of the crust and freeze until partially solid
  • Once the white filling is partially (or even better, completely solid), add the ingredients for the red filling into your food processor
  • Process the red filling ingredients until smooth and creamy
  • Evenly spread the red filling on top of the white filling and freeze until partially solid
  • Once the red filling is partially (or even better, completely solid), add the ingredients for the blue filling into your food processor
  • Process the blue filling ingredients until smooth and creamy
  • Evenly spread the blue filling on top of the red filling and freeze until firm
  • Store in the freezer in an air tight freezer safe container. Before serving, let thaw for a few minutes.

Notes

*Don't be like me and use an underripe banana on your first try! Make sure that banana is R-I-P-E!
Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 cup blueberries, fresh
2 tbsp agave
1 cup blackberry chia seed jam
3/4 cup chia seeds
4 cups milk of choice

Berry Watermelon Honey Mint Fruit Salad

Berry Watermelon Honey Mint Fruit Salad

Ingredients:
1 small watermelon
1 + 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
1 + 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/8 cup honey
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp mint leaves