Sometimes it's nice to nibble on something sweet and even better when it's quick and healthy. These recipes are super easy, require no baking, are ready in 10 minutes or less, and deliver on nutrition. The 'secret ingredient' in all of these recipes that adds sweetness and texture without added sugar is the Medjool date. Medjool dates are one of nature's best natural sweeteners. They have also been referred to as 'nature's power fruit' because of their health benefits -- they provide fiber, antioxidants and are great for natural energy. Enjoy!

 

Plum Crisp

We're plum crazy for this super easy, delicious treat. This recipe uses fresh plums with a low-sugar crisp on top. Prepare this in a tart mold for an elegant looking dessert.

Ingredients

Plums

2 plums, seeded and thinly sliced

1/2 teaspoon agave

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Crisp

1/4 cup raw pecans

1 Medjool date, pitted and chopped

1/8 teaspoon vanilla powder

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

To prepare plums, toss sliced plums, agave, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Let sit to infuse flavors while preparing topping.

To make the crisp, place all the ingredients together in a food processor fitted with an s-blade. Pulse until pecans and dates are broken down. Place sliced plums in serving dish of choice. Crumble pecan-date mixture on top of plums, and then press lightly to form a crusty top. Enjoy as is or serve with your favorite non-dairy frozen dessert.

Makes 1 serving.

 

Walnut Pecan Brownies

One taste of these delicious brownies, and you will never crave another sugar-laden version again. Be careful not to over process, as the oils will begin to release and you'll end up with a sticky brownie.

Walnut Pecan Brownies

Ingredients

1/2 cup raw walnuts

1/2 cup raw pecans

1/4 cup raw cacao powder

1/2 cup Medjool dates, pitted and firmly packed

Directions

Place walnuts and pecans in processor fitted with an s-blade and pulse until finely ground. Add dates and cacao and process until mixture begins to stick together. Do not over process. Place mixture into a 4x9 inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper, garnish with pecans and slice into 6 squares. Or, use a square cookie cutter and form individual servings by dividing mixture into 6 portions and pressing firmly into the cookie mold. Gently remove the mold and garnish with chopped pecans.

Makes 6 servings.

 

Pecan Pie Treats

These little bites require no prep time, and they're perfect when you just want to pop something sweet into your mouth. You can eat them like a cookie!

Medjool dates

Ingredients

2-3 Medjool dates

4-6 raw pecan halves

Directions

Slice dates in half and remove pit. Press pecan halves into soft spots of dates, similar to making a sandwich.  That's it!

Makes 6 servings.

 

Enjoy!

(These recipes were created by Truth Bar Founder and Chief Formulator, Diana Stobo)





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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about PREBIOTICS and PROBIOTICS:

What is a Prebiotic?

Prebiotics come from plants, usually root plants that contain a lot of fiber and feed the good bacteria in your gut.

Why is it important to have both prebiotics and probiotics?

Probiotics alone cannot grow without a healthy gut to support them. When combining a nurturing base of prebiotics in the belly, with a good dose of probiotics, a garden of flora blossoms and fills the gut with a balanced microbiome.

Can your body make its own Conjugated Lineolic Acid?

You certainly have the gut flora to make your very own CLA. It’s one of the many things your lactobacilli and bifidobacteria do for you.

It’s important to have healthy gut flora to be able to make CLA. People with gut dysbiosis have a significantly harder job of it – possibly one reason why obesity and gut dysfunction tend to go hand-in-hand. So if you’ve been eating well for a while and your gut is humming along nicely, you can probably count on a substantial CLA intake from gut flora. If you’re eating is not so “healthy” or you simply aren’t producing enough good bacteria, Truth Bar can help by giving probiotic support to build up your colonies of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.

How much inulin is in each bar?

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 3.2g
Mint Chocolate Chip: 3.3g
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 2.5g

How much MCT Oil is in each bar?

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 4.5g MCT/bar
Mint Chocolate Chip: 0.5g MCT/bar
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 0.5g MCT/bar

These are approximate amounts based on estimate of 60% MCT present in coconut oil, and 65% oil in coconut.

What is the percentage of “prebiotic - probiotic"?

Using approximate inulin amounts:

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 3.2g prebiotic to 500 Million CFU probiotics
Mint Chocolate Chip: 3.3g prebiotic to 1 Billion CFU probiotics
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 2.5g prebiotic to 500 Million CFU probiotics

What is the strain of probiotic in the lactoSpore?

Lactobacillus sporogenes (bacillus coagulans). It is a stable Lactic Acid forming probiotic that has exceptional and lengthy studies of gut healing effects ranging across gastro intestinal issues, bloating, diahhrea and irritable bowel syndrome.

 

Questions about SWEETENERS:

What is erythritol derived from?

Erythritol is derived from NON-GMO corn as a fermented sugar alcohol with GRAS status from the FDA.

What is the ratio of sweeteners? (Tapioca / Erythritol / Stevia)

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 6.5g / 3.2g / 0.02g
Mint Chocolate Chip: 11.0g / 3.3g / 0.02g
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 11.0g / 2.5g / 0.02g

 

Questions about COMMON INGREDIENT CONCERNS:

Are Truth Bars Vegan?

We have created both Vegan and Non-Vegan bars. Two of our flavors are Vegan and two are Non-Vegan. Our Chocolate Dipped Coconut and Chocolate Dipped Raspberry bars are both 100% Vegan. They're both rich in fiber and essential medium chain fatty acids that are easily digested, which makes them incredibly useful for a quick burst of energy.

Our Chocolate Almond Crunch and Mint Chocolate Chip bars feature a Non-Vegan blend of brown rice protein and whey isolate that supplies essential Amino Acids for a "complete" or "whole" source of protein. Our balanced mix of fiber and protein results in two meal replacement bars that provide all the BCAAs needed for proper muscle development.

Are Truth Bars 100% gluten free?

Yes, all Truth Bars are 100% gluten free!

Is there soy in Truth Bars?

Soy based lecithin is commonly used as an emulsifier in dark chocolates. However, they are are serious consumer concerns over soy that we have taken very seriously. In order to protect and promote overall health the specially formulated dark chocolate coating on all Truth Bars is completely free of both soy and sugar.

Are the bars Peanut Free?

Yes, all Truth Bars are 100% peanut free. We use only high quality almond and sunflower butter.

 

Other Questions:

Where can I find a full list of ingredients?

You can find a the full list of ingredients on each bar’s product page. The ingredients can be found by clicking the second tab. Here's a link to each of our product pages: Chocolate Dipped RaspberryChocolate Dipped CoconutMint Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Almond Crunch.

Where can I find nutrition information?

Each bar’s nutrition facts can also be found on the product pages above. Just click the third tab.

Another place to find info would be our ingredient's page, which outlines each of our key ingredients and their benefits.

What is the shelf life of the bars?

Truth Bars have a shelf life of 18 months. We make our bars in small batches, which ensures that our retailer's shelves are stocked with fresh bars.


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