Happy Wednesday! I wanted to share a yummy recipe for all of you fellow chocoholics. It's not low calorie, but is "clean" and in moderation is a great chocolate treat after a strict diet day. This was actually one of the desserts during my three day juice cleanse.
This recipe makes 2-4 servings. Don't eat the whole thing and think you are doing good - ha! But, it's actually very rich so one serving is all you want. Last time I made this I got three servings out of it.
Raw Cacao Brownie
Recipe via Define Foods
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts
1/2 cup dates, pitted
3 Tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tsp pure maple syrup
pinch Celtic sea salt
1. Place the nuts in a mini food processor and blend until finely ground. I don't own a food processor (gasp) but my blender worked great.
2. Add the cacao powder and sea salt and pulse to combine. Add the dates one at a time (I added them altogether), followed by the maple. Process until the mixture sticks together when pressed between your fingers and the dates are well processed. The mix should appear to be "cake-like" crumbs.
3. Press the mixture into a small bowl or pan and press down firmly with your hands. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve.
|Okay, so not the prettiest, but it's good!|