Raw Vegan Chocolate Brownies

Who doesn´t love a decadent brownie, and who ever knew that brownies could actually be…. nourishing and healthy?

They don´t need to be loaded with sugar, bad fats, refined gluten, dairy, additives and environmentally unfriendly ingredients.

Instead, you can enjoy a brownie that´s still delicious, drool-worthy, quick and easy to make and that´s also healthy for you too!

Checkout the healthy ingredients!

These brownies contain raw cacao powder which is packed full of cancer-fighting and age-defying antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals and essential heart healthy fats.

They also contain raw walnuts and almonds. Together providing a hard hit of beneficial fats to support brain health, cardiovascular health and reduce inflammation throughout the body. These nuts are also high in protein and fibre, helping to aid in proper digestion, heal muscle tissue and improve skin conditions.

The main ingredient in these brownies which provide the sweetness and gooey texture are the medjool dates. Medjool dates are loaded with fibre, improving digestive functions; high in copper, improving iron absorption; high in potassium, regulating cardiovascular function; and provide an abundance of antioxidants, destroying free-radicals and reversing risk of arteriosclerosis.

Course Easy
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients

  • Bottom layer:
  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates
  • 1 cup raw walnuts & almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp soaked chia seeds soak in water first for at least 20 minutes
  • Top layer:
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup raw cocoa powder
  • ½ cup raw almonds
  • 4 tbsp raw almond butter
  • 4 pinches of powdered stevia you can also use honey, agave syrup, rice malt syrup or coconut nector
  • 1 pinch Himalayan crystal salt
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs to serve

Method

  • In a food processor, mix all the bottom layer ingredients together until well combined. You may like to leave some nuts a little chunky for texture. Spread this mixture evenly into a glass baking tray and place in the freezer while you prepare the top layer.
  • Mix all the top layer ingredients, except the cacao nibs, in the blender until you have reached a good consistency and texture. Spread this layer over the bottom layer and place in the freezer for at least 20 minutes before serving.
  • Top with the left over cacao nibs and serve! It´s time to enjoy!

You can satisfy your sweet tooth with these amazing brownies without ruining your plans for the perfect summer beach body! So indulge without the bulge!

By Tiaan Alisha – Naturopath

@TIAAN_ALISIA_NATUROPATHY

Mr Vitamins