Sometimes cleanse participants are shocked when we share our weakness for chocolate brownies.
It’s as if we don’t deal with cravings, negative self-talk or aches and pains. It’s as if we are somehow spared the normal stress of daily life. We’re here to assure you … that’s not the case! But let us go back to the chocolate brownies.
Although not a food we recommend you eat during your cleanse, raw brownies, made from 100% raw cacao, make an excellent choice when you are transitioning or craving something sweet. You can feel good enjoying a small raw brownie because of the amazing benefits of cacao, things like increasing the neurotransmitters in the brain that produce feelings of euphoria, happiness and bliss. Yes, please!
This recipe is our go-to pot luck dessert! It’s always a crowd-pleaser — if they last long enough to make it out of the house, that is. Easy, quick, and delicious! But for real, don’t eat the entire tray, as cacao does contain caffeine and can spike your blood sugar levels just like good ‘ole fashion chocolate.
With love and chocolate,
Decadent Raw Brownies
- 1 cup walnuts (or cashews)
- 1 cup dates, pitted
- ¼ cup raw cacao (add another ¼ cup for more decadence)
In a high-speed blender, mix walnuts and dates together until smooth. Add cacao powder. Press mixture into an 8×8 dish lined with wax paper. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.