Raw Simple Superfood Brownies

Walnuts are chock full of Omega-3 fatty acids, raw cacao boasts antioxidants and magnesium (great for blood pressure health, etc…), and coconut oil is a lovely source of Medium Chain Triglycerides, which is saturated fat that our body can digest and use immediately, so you don’t have to fear the flab when chowing down on these brownies!

Ingredients

2 cups whole walnuts (finely chop 1/2 cup)

2 cups Medjool dates, pitted

1 cup raw cacao

1/2 banana, mashed

1 Tbsp coconut oil

¼ tsp sea salt

Instructions

In a food processor grind 1 1/2 cups of the walnuts until fine, then add the dates and pulse until blended.  Add the raw cacao, banana, coconut oil and salt.  Once smooth stir in the 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts.

Spoon brownie batter onto a square cake pan lined with parchment paper or plastic wrap, or form the batter into small squares and set onto a large plate.  Decorate the top of the brownies with Goji berries, cocoa powder or shredded coconut and place into the refrigerator for an hour to chill and harden a bit.

 

Brownies will keep in refrigerator for a few days, I doubt if they'll stick around that long though : )

About Jenné Claiborne

Jenné Claiborne is a self proclaimed addict of plant based food that is delicious, healthy and beautiful.  Her vegan foodblog Sweet Potato Soul was created as a way for her to share her immense passion for food, while deepening her instincts and skills in the kitchen. Coming from a family of fantastic home cooks who utilize love as their signature ingredient, Jenné certainly adds a lot of heart and soul to every dish she has the privilege to share with her blog's guests. Not long after the creation of Sweet Potato Soul, Jenné decided that her passion for food must be pursued as a career.  Realizing the need for a vegan cooking show, the Boston University trained actress put her life in the theatre on hold, and promptly began shooting her own show at the beginning of 2011.  The online cooking show can be found on the blog and on YouTube. Sweet Potato Soul, as a blog and cooking show, strives to inspire people to live healthier, happier and more passionate lives.  The recipes are full of flavor, energy, life and love.  Raw food plays an important part in the way Jenné eats.  After adopting a raw diet for a few months and experiencing unbelievable total wellness, it has become a point of interest to share raw creations on the blog.  Both Jenné's raw and cooked dishes are inspired by cuisines around the globe.  On the site you'll find recipes and stories from her recent travels in Thailand and Bali. Ultimately through Sweet Potato Soul, Jenné desires to leave readers feeling inspired, and hungry for more.

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