As a professional athlete, Bethany Hamilton is all about putting healthy, nutritious foods into her body. But from time to time, even the mother of four wants a sweet treat. In this case, a healthy energizing treat. In the above video, Hamilton, alongside her husband Adam Dirks, share how to make their “mana bars.”
-Two cups raw almonds
-1/2 cup ground flaxseed
-1/2 cup currants, dates, and raisins
-1/2 cup shredded coconut
-1 1/2 cup unsalted almond butter
-Three tablespoons honey
-Two teaspoons vanilla extract
-1/2 cup melted coconut oil
-1/2 teaspoon sea salt
-Four ounces of dark chocolate
-Mix almonds, flaxseeds, currants, dates, raisins, and shredded coconut in a food processor. Process until coarsely ground.
-Add in almond butter, honey, vanilla extra , coconut oil, and sea salt and pulse into a coarse paste.
-Spread the mixture flat across the bottom of a pan.
-Use a double boiler to melt the chocolate.
-Spread the melted chocolate over the coarse paste in your pan.
-Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
-Cut into squares and enjoy!