These brownies have so many virtues, I couldn't leave them out of the name, but if you have a clever idea, leave it for me in the comments!
I went on a mission to make a GREAT brownie that was actually HEALTHY, that tasted amazing, and would make people feel good!
I have a serious love for brownies but I don't love how the usual junk ingredients and sugar make me feel. I could also never bring myself to share a recipe with you that could harm your health or set you back in your journey to whole health.
I wanted brownies that satisfied me, and didn't tempt me to eat the whole pan in one sitting (I know you know what I'm talking about!).
And... drum roll please... I DID IT! Here's what you need:
- 1 cup organic medjool dates, soaked overnight and pitted (Get the best price with Thrive Market's brand HERE)
- 1/2 cup organic cacao powder (Get Thrive Market's brand HERE)
- 1/2 cup chocolate plant protein powder (Get it from my nutrition partner HERE)
- 1 cup organic virgin coconut oil (Get Thrive Market's HERE)
- 2 scoops berry flavor greens blend (Get it from my nutrition partner HERE)
Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and completely combined.
Line a 8x8 brownie pan with parchment paper.
(Use a slightly smaller pan for thicker brownies)
Spread brownie batter evenly into lined pan with a rubber spatula
Place pan in the freezer for an hour to set.
*** Store covered in the fridge ***
To ensure you get the healthiest, best tasting brownies, the ingredients matter! I have linked the exact brands I used above. If you can't use these brands, use what's available to you but seek out the highest quality and cleanest sources you can.
These brownies are dense, fudgey, and decadent. They will totally satisfy your chocolate cravings, without causing a sugar hangover, and they are PACKED with antioxidants from the cacao, cocoa, and the raw organic grasses and reishi, maitake, and shitake mushrooms in the greens blend (that also add iron and B vitamins).
The greens blend has a subtle berry flavor that comes through in these brownies and reminds me of chocolate lava cake with raspberries! It also made me think of chocolate and cherries, so you'll just have to make it and decide for yourself. Either way, it's delicious.
The dates also add natural sugars, fiber, potassium, copper and a variety of other vitamins and minerals, and the coconut oil adds healthy fat that is rich in medium chain triglycerides, may help prevent atherosclerosis, and has antiviral and antibacterial properties, among other benefits.
After you make these brownies, be sure to come back here and comment to let me know how much you loved them!
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