Home Made Raw Powerfood Brownies
So I am still trying to stick to my health kick, I will admit that doesn’t mean that I never fall off the wagon and eat something naughty but all things in moderation and I am trying with my version of will of steel to eat better and tadah loose some weight in the mix if I can aswell.
My weakness comes to snack times. I grab a pastry or biscuit if the hunger really takes over and there is nothing quick to hand, but I need to avoid that. With this in mind I started buying LoveRaw bars, thing is they would keep me going all day rather than just tiding me over. I know that shouldn’t sound like it is a real problem but I want to enjoy at least one proper meal a day. So this is my grab bar if no healthy lunch at hand, but below are my inbetweeners if I get hungry as they just ‘tide’ me over.
So what are the healthy benefits of this power busting snacks below?
- Raw Cacao – high in omega fatty acids, happy seratonin, more antioxidants than green tea, magnesium rich and not cocoa which is highly processed.
- Chia Seeds – The reason Chia seeds are so beneficial is due to them being rich in fiber, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals such as (1): Dietary fiber (11g – 42% recommended daily value) Protein (4.4g – 9% RDV) Omega-3 fatty acids (4915 mg)
- Medjool Dates – multiple nutrients, fibre rich, source of potassium, rich in copper.
- Coconut Oil – Coconut oil is good for skin care, hair care, improving digestion and immunity.
- Cashew Nuts – A great mineral source, cashews contain 31% of the daily recommended value for copper, along with 23% for manganese, 20% for magnesium and 17% for phosphorus,add to that 12% of the daily recommended value for vitamin K.
- Pecans – contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, B, and E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Just one ounce of pecans provides 10 percent of the Daily Recommended intake of fiber. Pecans are also rich in age defying antioxidants.
Home Made Raw Powerfood Brownies
- 1/2 cup of pecans
- 1/2 cup of cashews
- 2 pitted medjool dates
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of raw cacao powder
- 1 teapsoon of chia seeds
- You can add your sweetener of choice, however I didn’t feel the need to.
- Add both the pecans and cashews to your mixer and blend until they form a powder-like consistency.
- Add in the rest of your ingredients and blend until everything has formed a deliciously sticky and gooey mixture.
- Press the mixture into a small, shallow tray. You can either use your fingers or a rolling pin. Once you’ve rolled out your mixture and have achieved your desired thickness for the bites, cut into small squares or, if you’re feeling fancy, you can use a cute cookie cutter.
- Refrigerate for a couple of hours.
Archie the Pug said he loved watching mummy makes these snack bites, he was only sad that he didn’t get offered one himself, he thought if he went and stood outside by the great blue Buddha that luck might favour him and he might get a tasty bite offered….no such luck!
On a side note, the snacks above are simply delicious with strawberries ❤
This is my super healthy contribution towards those partying hard at Fiesta Friday #108
What’s your favourite quick grab healthy or not so healthy treat?
I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend, Justine xx