Raw Chocolate Brownies:
Raw chocolate brownies are a great recipe from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible site Renewing All Things – Biblically Based Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle specializing in neurobiology, healing, and mental health. You will LOVE these brownies!!
Raw Chocolate Brownies
Yield 12 brownies
- 2 ½ cups of walnuts
- 2 ½ cups of dates – pitted
- 1 cup of raw cacao
- Handful of chopped almonds, sliced
- Handful of shredded coconut flakes, for topping
- 1 tsp of Honest Chocolate syrup (optional)
- 1 tbsp of almond butter (optional)
Step #1: Place walnuts in food processor and blend on high until the nuts are finely ground.
Step #2: Add the cacao and pulse to combine.
Step #3: Add the dates and honey and blend until a cake crumb like dough forms, add more dates if it needs to stick together more.
Step #4: Press dough into a lined cake pan or mold. Top with almond and coconut shreds.
Step #5: Place in freezer or fridge until ready to serve.
***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
**Nutritional info does not include optional ingredients.
Serving Size 1 brownie
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 19 g
Total Carbohydrates 17 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
You may need some of it when making these beauties. The batches never last long. Ever. So you may want to double the recipe if you plan on feeding more than yourself. Each ingredient is so nutritious, there is no need hold back those days when you really need a brownie. Gluten Free, sugar free, dairy free….make these and enjoy one, or three, in peace.
- Help improve the digestive system as it contains soluble and insoluble fibers and different kinds of amino acids.
- Dates are rich in potassium to help regulate a healthy nervous system.
- They are rich source of protein, dietary fiber, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc.
- Cacao is known to increase circulation, improve mood, and is full of calcium, zinc, iron, copper, sulfur, and potassium.
- Contains many chemicals that enhance physical and mental well-being, including alkaloids, proteins, magnesium, and beta-carotene.
- Cacao is extremely beneficial during a woman’s cycle as it has been shown to decrease undesirable symptoms that tend to come along.
- Walnuts are a powerhouse to the brain and heart! The potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin E, and omega 3 fatty acids seriously fuel the body with stable energy.
- Walnuts have twice as many antioxidants as other nuts.
- Walnuts are one of the few foods that contain melatonin, a hormone that helps control your sleep cycle.
Dr Jockers Comments:
The combination of coconut and dark chocolate is excellent for brain function and neurotransmitter formation. Dark chocolate is also called cacao this superfood is loaded with dopamine boosting nutrients. It is one of the best sources of PEA’s which are natural compounds that cross over the blood brain barrier and stimulate and modulate the release of dopamine in the brain. Cacao is also very rich in magnesium and zinc and chromium which help to balance and stabilize blood sugar.
Cacao also helps to boost serotonin and contains endorphin Anandamide which is considered the “bliss chemical.” This combination of ingredients makes raw chocolate the best mood boosting superfood. Be careful not to overdo the chocolate though as the body may develop a sensitivity to some of the compounds in the chocolate and create adrenal stress.