Rich, gooey with a little bit of sweet crunch these raw, gluten, grain, dairy and sugar free brownies only need 4 simple ingredients and you can whizz them up in 3 simple steps. They taste divine and will leave you feeling amazing.
Before I tell you how ridiculously easy they are to make and quite how amazing they are for you, I have to talk about how excited I am. Excited, by the huge break throughs this week (not just in my kitchen and the world of brownies..ha!) but an actual, global medical break through in the understanding of the human body and brain. A (massive) game changer.
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of medicine have identified the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. This mammoth discovery is incredibly rare is in this modern world of science and medicine, in which the whole body was believed to be throughly mapped.
Published this week in the Nature, the research has huge ramifications for the global medical communities understanding of the body and brain, and has huge implications for the understanding, research and treatment for every neurological condition (so far!) identified as having an immune component – such as Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s. AMAZING.
The structure and mechanical form of the human body is now validating what many people (Doctors, patients and observers alike) have known to be true.
So please let’s respect and look after our guts and keep inflammatory food out of our bodies.
Back to these brownies – full of antioxidants and inflammation busting ingredients and equally taste divine.
My children have been begging me to make more! more! more! Which is so refreshing, to find a super easy but yummy snack that is full of goodness;
Walnuts -I like to think of these as nature’s little brains (as they look like one) that feed our brains with all the good stuff we need; antioxidants, vitamins, omega 3’s healthy fat that our brains need to function well and produce dopamine and serotonins that make you feel good and also aid memory.
Cranberries – contain antioxidants, are a great source of vitamins, fibre and have anti-inflammatory benefits.
Cacoa Nibs – a chocolate super food (yes!), chocolate in its rawest form. Another great source of antioxidants, fiber, magnesium, potassium, and release endorphins to make us feel happy, content and keep our brains alert. Eaten on their own they are an acquired taste and quite woody but combine them with walnuts and cranberries and something magical happens,- 3 Ingredient Raw Chocolate Brownies. The most divine and satisfying brownie and my tastiest creation to date.
RAW CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
A rich, gooey raw brownie with a bite, packed full of goodness and will leave you with a huge smile on your face.
- 2 x cups walnuts (activated if prefered)
- 1 x cup of cranberries (I used dried)
- 1 x cup of cacoa nibs (you can buy these in large supermarkets, health food shops and here)
- 1 x tablespoon of almond butter
- Take the walnuts, cranberries, almond butter and cacoa nibs and blitz in a food processor until you have smooth dough like consistency
- Place the dough into a dish and push flat (with a spatular or your hands) until firm
- Place in the fridge (or freezer) for 30 mins