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Rawberry Star Bars!

What you need: 

1 1/2 cups raw, unsalted cashews
2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries (or 1/2 strawberries, 1/2 raspberries)
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/2 cup coconut butter
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

What you do: 

1. Place the cashews in plenty of water to cover and let soak for 8-12 hours (or overnight). Drain well in a strainer and set aside. Place the cashews in a food processor and blend very well.
2. Add all of the remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Occasionally, you’ll need to scrape down the inside of the food processor with a rubber spatula during this process.
3. Continue to blend until very smooth and creamy. This may take several minutes, so be patient. Remove and pour/scrape into a large lasagna-style pan (9 1/2x13 1/2"). Smooth out the top and place in the freezer for 2 hours, or until mostly firm.
4. Remove from the freezer and cut into stars using a small, star-shaped cookie cutter. If the mixture is too firm to cut, let it thaw for a few minutes first.
5. For the excess portion, you can either shape it into a flat layer, refreeze, and cut into stars again, or simply cut it into randomly shaped chunks. Either way, delish. To store, freeze in an airtight container. To serve, simply remove from the freezer and enjoy immediately (just like you would an ice cream bar).
One of my favorite ways to make guilt-free desserts is to use all raw, living food ingredients. Yet another example that nourishing foods can also be totally satisfying and delicious! These yummy bars have become a favorite in our home as they’re so fun and easy to make. If you don’t have a star-shaped cookie cutter, you can use any shape you like (or simply cut into squares). Incidentally, these bars are one my favorite ways to get Omega-3s into my daughter’s diet with ease; kids absolutely flip for these! Enjoy!
Source of recipe: This is a recipe from my 2nd book, "The Two-Week Wellness Solution: The Fast Track to Permanent Weight Loss and Vitality." www.radianthealth-innerwealth.com (photo by Olga Vasiljeva)

Preparation Time: 
30 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
20
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Is there a substitute for the coconut butter?  I dont know where to find that.

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You're welcome! It's kind of expensive, but it lasts quite a while. Heavenly stuff! :)

Also, thought I should mention - my books are on sale til tomorrow. I'm doing 1 last sale on my current 2 books before my new one is out next month. Here's the link if you're interested: http://tinyurl.com/239mwr3

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Thank you so much, I will have to get your books : ) .  I will keep an eye out for it. 

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It's not a silly question - I address it in all of my books. Coconut butter is not the same as oil. It has both the "meat" and the oil, same sort of thing as the diff. between peanut butter & peanut oil. (altho coconut oil is way healthier than pnut oil!) :)

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These sound great, I must try them.  I bet my son would love them.  I do have a silly question though is coconut butter the same as coconut oil, if not any ideas where I can get it.  Thanks

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Thanks!

Also, photo was taken by Olga Vasiljeva (Keda from vegweb!) - I could never take a photo like this! :)

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this looks and sounds amazing can't wait to try

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