Not all desserts are created equal, or equally bad. Do you know a low calorie dessert full of healthy nutrients? Yes! So, this recipe is perfect for you, a person who has a sweet tooth but still wants to keep a healthy diet. This raw chocolate brownie will charge your body with energy! Thus, you should best use it as a snack before your Jiu Jitsu training or workout. Enjoy it!
2 cups (about 200g) dates, pitted
1¼ cup walnuts, ground finely
1 cup almonds, ground finely
¼ cup pistachios, shelled and ground finely
1 cup cocoa powder
¼ cup cacao nibs
1 tablespoon organic coconut oil, melted
2 teaspoons espresso powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
Dash of cinnamon
In a food processor or blender, ground the walnuts, almonds, and pistachios until fine (I prefer to leave a couple chunks).
Next add in the pitted dates, little at a time helps, using your tamper from the blender or gently using a spatula to scrape the sides. Repeat pulsing and blending until the mixture has come together. Add in cocoa powder. Pulse to combine again.
In a large mixing bowl, pour this mixture, add in melted coconut oil, cacao nibs, and remaining ingredients. Using a spatula or your hands, stir.
In a lined (with parchment paper) 7×7 square pan, pour the brownie mixture in and start to evenly press down until you form a brownie layer.
Chill for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Cut into squares.
Store in the freezer for a later snack or serve immediately!
Use high quality cocoa powder; I like using raw cocoa powder for a rich taste.
Use raw and unsalted nuts and adjust sea salt to taste.
The smaller the pan you use the thicker the brownie will be, the larger pan you use the thinner the brownie will be.