I’m really super lucky that I’m well enough to be able to work again. And I’m even luckier that I’m able to work from home.
That being said, when you’re spending all day staring at a screen with a big scary deadline looming, sometimes you just need to take a break and whip up something funky in the kitchen.
And the easiest, laziest, and yet most satisfying thing I like to whip up? Raw brownies. And unlike old-Natasha brownies, these are just chock full of health benefits!
Walnuts are full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, antioxidants and are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.
- 1 cup walnuts
- 8 pitted Medjool dates (soaked for 10 minutes and then drained if tough)
- 1/4 cup raw cacao
- 1/4 cup homemade almond butter (if you want this to be fully raw, don’t roast your almonds before making it)
- 1/4 cup raw cacao nibs
- 1-2 tsp Organic Burst maca
- 1/4 tsp raw vanilla powder
- Generous pinch pink Himalayan salt
- In a food processor, pulse the walnuts until the become super fine crumbs
- Add all the other ingredients and process until just combined. You should be able to press the mixture together between your fingers and it will stay. Make sure you don’t over process!
- Line a tin with cling film and press the mixture in.
- Freeze for about an hour and then cut into brownie squares/slices.
I’d recommend storing these in the fridge/freezer in an airtight container. You can also use the mixture to make brownie balls. Yum!