This raw brownie recipe is a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth on a budget especially if you use your strained almond pulp after making your own almond milk. Just swap 1/2 cup of whole almonds for 1/2 cup of your almond pulp and add a handful of almonds for crunch. If you use almond pulp you can throw everything in the blender at the same time and pulse until combined.
Medjool dates in moderation have so many health benefits. They contain Iron (good for your blood), fiber, vitamin A (for your eyes), potassium (for your heart), they contain 15 minerals that are important for immune function. They also contain 23 types of amino acids and tannins, which are flavonoids and polyphenolic antioxidants, that help fight infection and inflammation.
- ½ cup (76g) almonds (or ½ cup almond pulp plus a handful of whole regular almonds for crunch)
- ½ cup (85g) dates, pitted
- 2 Tablespoons (9g) raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder if you can't find raw)
- 1 Tablespoon (4g) unsweetened coconut, shredded
- 1 Tablespoon (7g) honey
- a pinch (1/8 teaspoon) salt
- Pulse almonds solo until fine
- Add the cocoa powder and coconut and pulse until combined.
- Add dates and process until smooth but not over processed to become buttery.
- Place in container, flatten and refrigerate for 20 minutes, or just eat it out of the bowl standing in the kitchen.
This is the least amount I can make in my I say this because it is so good you will likely want to eat the whole thing like I do when I make it.
This recipe is decadent and should be considered a treat since it has about 151 calories per portion. It is so much better to have this than to eat some processed dessert but at about 60 calories a pop per Medjool date try not to eat the whole batch in one sitting. Eating the correct portions is a vital element of a healthy diet.