Zain’s Raw Vegan Brownies – Alchemy
Chocolate lover? This recipe will blow your mind. With only 7 ingredients and less than 5 minutes of prep time, my raw brownies are the ideal snack to keep in the fridge for an energy boost before yoga or a workout. They are packed with super foods including cacao, maca & cacao nibs. Turn these brownies into a protein packed post-workout snack by adding my favourite Sunwarrior protein powder.
What You Need:
21/2 Cups Medjool Dates (Pitted, soaked in warm water for 5 mins)
2 Cups Walnuts (I used sprouted and dried walnuts, but regular will do fine here)
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cacao
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cacao Nibs (optional, but highly recommended)
1 Cup Raw Almonds (chopped, I soak mine overnight but you don’t have to)
1/4 Tsp Himalayan Crystal Salt
1/16 Tsp Vanilla Bean
1 Tbsp Maca Powder (optional)
Making It Happen:
1. In a food processor, blend walnuts into a fine ground.
2. Add cacao powder and salt and pulse to combine, then add dates individually until the mixture becomes ‘crumby.’
3. In a square pan, press the walnut/cacao mixture down firmly pressing in the almonds, chia seeds and cacao nibs into the mixture.
4. Freeze for at least 2 hours and then slice into eighteen squares.
*Note, I can’t be held responsible for your addiction to this recipe