Saturday, March 29, 2014

No-cook chocolate chip bars

Homemade chocolate chips (SIBO-friendly in small quantities)
 My unwanted sidekick is SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth). It's probably been hanging around getting stronger and stronger for a really long time, kind of like a superhero's nemesis. Now, it's my turn to turn the tides on SIBO. More info on SIBO here:
No-cook chocolate chip bars
 Generally, with SIBO, you try to avoid foods that are difficult to digest because they have high fermentation potential (FP). But every now and then, you have to feed your former self. You know the one who likes sweets. An occasional "treat" with self-control can prevent binges and giving SIBO more super power over you.
Here's what you need for the no-cook chocolate chip bars:

3 T. raw almond butter
2 T. melted coconut oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract (no alcohol)
2 droppers full of vanilla liquid stevia (no alcohol kind)
1-2 T. homemade chocolate chips

Here's what you need for the homemade chocolate chips:

2 T. melted coconut oil
1 T. cocoa powder (I use one low in fiber, less than 1 gram)
1 T. sunbutter (unsweetened
2 droppers full of vanilla liquid stevia

Here's what you do:

Prepare the homemade chocolate chips. Soften the coconut oil and sunbutter. Add the other ingredients and stir until combined. Pour the mixture into a small loaf pan, about 4 X 7. Allow the chocolate to firm up. Remove from the pan and break into small pieces. Store in a container in the freezer.

For the no-cook chocolate chip bars, combine the raw almond butter with coconut oil and other ingredients. Pour the mixture into a 4 X 7 loaf pan, allow to firm up. Remove from the fridge or freezer. Leave out for a few minutes to soften the cookie mixture up. Then, press in a desired amount of your homemade chocolate chips.

Cut your bars into desired sizes. If you have SIBO, make the bars tiny, tiny, tiny. Freeze the extras and eat occasionally.

 There's nothing like two friendly, hyper dogs to take your mind off of the evil nemesis, SIBO. Check out the video of Misha and Nika, our two fur kids, doing one of their favorite things, urban mushing.Urban Mushing Now and Zen

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