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Coconut Chocolate Chip Paleo Bars

By adminJune 29, 2018

We’re all crazy for coconuts at Ascend Body. Coconuts are full of saturated fat, which feed your brain and make your bones stronger. Those are just two reasons we should all be eating saturated fats- check out 7 more here. Yes, you read this right, you need them. Our bodies can produce saturated fats out of poly-saturated fatty acids, but this comes with the risk of losing essential fatty acids. It’s better to get saturated fats straight from their natural source, and coconuts are perfect for just that reason.

 

This recipe makes it easy and tasty for you to get your fatty intake. Today we present you the little brother of our healthy bounty bar, the coconut chocolate chip paleo bar. Like always it’s just made with what mother nature gave to us and of course: A lot of paleo love. On top of that it’s super easy and fast to prepare.

 

This is what you need:

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips

Preparation:

  1. Line an 8½ x 4½-inch medium loaf pan with parchment paper, covering all four sides of the pan.
  2. Make coconut butter by adding 2 cups of shredded coconut to a high speed blender or food processor (reserve the remaining 1 cup). Blend until creamy like peanut butter, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. Meanwhile in a large bowl, mix together the reserved shredded coconut, coconut oil, vanilla extract and salt.
  4. Add the coconut butter, then fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly on the bottom of the prepared pan.
  6. Freeze or refrigerate until firm, then cut into pieces.

 

Enjoy Ascenders! 🙂

 

*About Ascend Body: As the best personal trainers in San Francisco’s Mission District, we offer 1:1 personal training, Semi-Private strength training sessions and Boost your body small group training sessions. We pride ourselves on having the best nutritionist, massage therapists and wellness coaches in SF to provide you a one stop shop for all your SF fitness and wellness needs.

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