Ok so I’m finally able to admit that I’m a bit of a choco-holic! BUT I still like to be healthy.  The great news is that it’s totally possible – you just have to go about it the right way.

Choosing the RIGHT foods that are of high quality and nutritional value is always important. Avoiding artificial sweeteners, colors, and flavours as well as added sugars and processed foods is all equally as important. I also try to eat a plant-based diet, so ensuring there is no milk or eggs in my treats is also important to me! So here’s what you do…. find a way that gets all of these boxes checked off, AND that satisfies those chocolatey-cravings – SIMPLE!

I hope these words excite you as much as they excite me….

NO BAKE + EASY TO MAKE

These no-bake + easy-to-make oat bars are seriously chewy and delicious. They are 100% plant-based and are made with all natural ingredients. These bars make such a great snack, grab + go breakfast, or even just to satisfy that chocolate urge.

I used Detox Organics chocolate detox powder in the recipe. I heard great things about this superfood blend and was super excited when Vista Magazine sent some my way! I couldn’t wait to give it a try and YEP turns out it’s awesome! Not only does it taste good, it’s packed with 25 organic superfoods that make you feel full and satisfied quickly! I love that I can bake with it and that it brings so much nutritional value (and chocolatey flavour) without causing me to make a huge mess of a hundred ingredients on the kitchen counter.

The Detox Organics superfoods formula eases digestion, promotes detoxification, reduces inflammation, and increases energy – meaning, weight loss can be a side-benefit to it’s use! Great news for those who are interested in that aspect!

The plant-based blend includes ingredients such as leafy greens (vitamin + mineral rich), coconut water (hydration), turmeric (anti-inflammatory), ginger root (digestive support), chlorella (detox support), acai (antioxidant), plus so much more. Check out the full list of raw and USDA organic ingredients HERE.

You don’t need a whole lot of time to prepare these yummy treats and you won’t have a lot of dishes to wash afterwards. YAY! Here is the recipe:

Prep time: 10-15 mins    Serves 12 bars (depending on size)

Ingredients:

1 cup Oats (I use GF oats)

2/3 cup Coconut, blended

1 scoop Detox Organics Superfood blend

1/2 cup Flaxseeds

1/3 cup Enjoy Life DF Chocolate Chips (use ½ cup for more chocolati-ness)

1/3 cup Maple Syrup

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1/2 cup Nut Butter of your choice

Directions:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients (except for chocolate chips).
  2. Add in the wet ingredients until a thick, sticky texture is formed.
  3. Slowly mix in the chocolate chips.
  4. Coat the pan or baking dish with coconut oil.
  5. Lay the batter on the pan or baking dish and pat down so the mixture is flattened to desired thickness.
  6. Put in the refrigerator for 1+ hours and then enjoy!

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