Sweetly Raw – Superfood Brownies (No bake – Raw – Vegan)
Who doesn't love a good brownie? About five years ago I posted 2 versions of raw vegan brownie recipe that is still one of my all time favourites. I've updated that recipe to include super foods and protein to create the ultimate no-bake, raw, vegan, paleo brownie that is bursting with nutrition!!! My kinda treat (it means that I can eat double haha). They're not just healthy though, they're soooo yummy and satisfying!
And before we get to the recipe, I'm excited to let you know that I have new videos up on my YouTube channel.
For Yoga: A 20 Minute Yoga Flow For Weight Loss (Intermediate) - this one is short but packs a punch so is great if you're short on time but you want a good yoga workout. A 30 Minute Balance and Flow class (Intermediate) - I will have you working in this class too!
For food: How I Eat Healthy When Dining Out. See them all HERE. This week I'll be posting a 30 Minute Beginner/Intermediate Yoga Flow that I filmed on the beach recently. And just this weekend I filmed yet another one. So if you love yoga, be sure to subscribe to my channel as I'll be bringing out new classes every week - and let me know what you want to see. Length, difficulty, etc.
I also have a video coming out about how for a lean, flat stomach, so stay tuned for that one this week. .... and some very important and serious ones coming up soon that will address food issues.
For daily updates please connect with me on Instagram where I post and share stories every day.
I hope you'll join me on the mat! 🙂
Ok now how about that brownie recipe that I promised!!
No Bake Superfood Brownies
Raw - Vegan - Paleo - Gluten Free
1 cup almonds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup cacao powder
3 tablespoons protein powder of choice
1 tablespoons super food powders of choice*
1/8 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1 cup pitted, packed dates (chopped if firm)
1 1/2 - 2 1/2 tablespoons water
Finely grind the almonds and coconut in a food processor. Add the cacao, protein, super food powders, and salt. Process just to combine. Add the dates and 1 1/2 tablespoons of water. Process the mixture until the dates are completely broken down and combined. Add more water, as needed, for a moist dough that easily holds together when pressed in your hand. Press the dough into an 8x8" pan (no need to grease). Set aside.
*I used a combination of maca, lucuma, reishi, ashwaghanda, and mesquite. You can use one or a blend. 1 tablespoon might not seem like much but these powders are very concentrated so a little goes a long way.
1/3 cup melted coconut butter
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon warm water
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy in a blender. The mixture will be liquidy - don't worry, it will firm up into a thick, luscious, creamy frosting. Pour it over the brownies. Place into the freezer for 3-6 hours and then transfer it to the fridge to continue to firm up, another few hours.
Coconut Superfood Drizzle
1 1/2 tablespoons warm water
1 tablespoon melted coconut butter
1/2 tablespoon raw cashew butter (or tahini)
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon lucuma powder
1/2 teaspoon maca powder
Whisk all ingredients until smooth in a small bowl. Pour over the chilled frosting. Slice the brownies into 16 squares. Sprinkle with chopped cashews if desired.
These brownies store beautifully in the freezer for a few months or keep in the fridge for up to 10 days.
Have an awesome week!