nov 31

Incredible Chocolate Brownie

Wow! I know we hear it all the time by time really does fly and it’s been nearly 10 years since I finished high school and nearly that same amount of time since I’ve caught up with two inspiring ladies and their families. It really is amazing how much changes over the space of 10 years. My life feels so far away from having kiddies yet, but I tell you what, I’m in awe of the strength, compassion and love that these girls have. So, I’ve contacted Brig and Aimee for a catch-up and to give them a moments rest for the arvo so we could make them a healthy treat everyone could enjoy.

The busier we get the less time we take for ourselves; so this recipe is here to not only inspire you to make healthy simple treats but also to take time out to do something for yourself, no matter how busy things seem to get!

Raw Chocolate Brownies
This treat is a gem, and keeps well in a sealed container in the fridge.

MAKES 12–16
2 cups medjool dates, pitted
1 cup almond meal
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil, melted 1⁄2 cup raw cacao powder
1⁄4 cup raw cacao nibs
2 tablespoons organic desiccated coconut

Place dates, almond meal, walnuts, coconut oil and cacao powder in a blender or food processor and whizz until well combined. The mixture should be a bit crumbly, but not too dry, so add another teaspoon of coconut oil if you need to. Now stir in the cacao nibs, but don’t blend them because we want them to stay super-crunchy.

Spoon the mixture into a brownie tin, press down firmly and top with desiccated coconut. Place in the fridge for 2 hours to set (if you can hold off eating them for that long)!

Cut and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

TIP: Medjool dates are usually found in the refrigerated fruit and veggie section of supermarkets, but if you can’t find any, use regular dried dates, but you’ll need to soak them in water for 20 minutes so that they’re sticky enough.

This recipe is in Lola’s book The 20/20 Diet. You can buy it here