Susan Makes Raw Brownies

October 25, 2013

Raw Food, Recipes, Weight Loss

As I coach women back to health and back to the smaller end of their closet, I am always looking for good food that is quick and easy.  When one thinks of raw food they usually don’t think quick and easy… even I don’t!  I know personally that raw food is wonderful, healthy and delicious, but there are times I stumble across quick and easy and I get excited!

So I like to review recipes that are tasty, healthy and raw.  In my quest I came across this one that is super quick and super easy.  So easy I put my brand new client Susan to the test!  Susan came to me in September weighing in at 246 pounds.  She sees success on the scale and in her clothes now and she has been a model client, but Susan was more than ready to have a sweet treat for being such a good girl!  She needed a treat that she can make when she goes back home to Michigan.

Raw Brownies are an all time favorite because soooo many women love chocolate.  I don’t happen to be one of them, but I do enjoy my raw chocolate shakes that I make without dairy.  That is a different post!  Here is what we did during Susan’s raw food demo.

Raw Brownies

Raw Brownies

Raw Brownies

  • 1 cup pecans (or walnuts)  Sue’s nut of choice was pecans
  • 1 cup dates
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Place pecans alone in your food processor and process until the pecans become crumbly.  Always, always soak your nuts to lower the level of fat in the nuts.

Add dates and process again until the mixture sticks together and the dates are well processed.

Add the remaining ingredients and process until the mixture turns a lovely, dark chocolate brown.  Do not over process

Keep Raw Brownies refrigerated.

Based off a recipe from www.rawtarian.com

As you search for your raw brownie recipe of choice, remember that the more oil you use the more fat in your snack.  There is healthy fat in your nuts so you don’t need to add additional coconut oil, flax seed oil or any other oil that I have seen in some recipes out there.  The rawtarian keeps the fat down by not adding any extra oil.  Also her recipe is idiot proof.  If you are a total newbie to raw food, you will be able to make this recipe and it will probably turn out great the first time!

I really want to thank my client Susan for flying down from Michigan to meet me and bringing her friend.  We had a blast!  Raw brownies are not all we ate during the raw food demo.  I will post more of what we did, I just love starting with dessert!  Raw food meals are great, salad can be fun, but when you want wonderful, it’s

Raw Brownies

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